Scripps College is ranked in the top 25 liberal arts colleges in the United Students. As the women’s college of The Claremont Colleges, Scripps women have access the best of both worlds: a superb liberal arts education on one of America’s most beautiful college campuses as well as the opportunity to take advantage of educational and co-curricular offerings at the four coed colleges literally next door.
Academics at Scripps College
At Scripps, students work with a faculty of distinguished teachers, scholars, and researchers who believe their first responsibility is to support student learning and success. Scripps offers over 60 majors, from Art Conservation to Neuroscience, Biochemistry to Economics. Scripps is home to the Core Curriculum, one of the most comprehensive interdisciplinary humanities programs in the country. Building on Scripps’ tradition of interdisciplinary humanities, the Core Program is a sequence of three courses with the common theme: Histories of the Present. It is designed to teach students how to think critically, how to challenge unexamined assumptions, and how to become women who are not afraid to change their minds.
The Claremont Colleges
Scripps is a member of the Claremont Colleges consortium. Within one square mile, you have an abundance of resources, facilities, and activities of four other prestigious colleges: Pomona, Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, and Pitzer. In total, approximately 5,000 students attend the Claremont Colleges. All students are able to take classes at any of the Claremont Colleges and utilize the resources of the consortium.
Extracurricular Activities at Scripps
There are over 200 extracurricular clubs and activities you can pursue at Scripps and the Claremont Colleges, from baking bread for humanitarian aid relief to writing articles for the student newspaper. Students may also participate in one of the many sports teams.
A Women’s College
A women’s college is an excellent place to develop your leadership skills and own voice. There are many opportunities for women to lead, and many excellent examples to look to: your student body president, peer mentor, resident advisor, and manager at the Motley Coffeehouse are all women. With so many women leaders, you can find your own style and voice among them.
Women’s Colleges Offer Tangible Benefits
Graduates of women’s colleges:
- Are twice as likely to earn a Ph.D. and to go on to medical school
- Comprise 30% of BusinessWeek‘s list of rising female stars
- Are twice as likely to have held a leadership position in college
- Make up close to 20% of female members of Congress