Scripps College: Narrative Description
Scripps College: Narrative Description
SCRIPPS COLLEGE V-10
1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711-3948
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.scrippscollege.edu
Independent, 4-year, women only. Part of The Claremont Colleges Consortium. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1926. Setting: 30-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $178.9 million. Research spending 2003-04: $407,300. Educational spending 2003-04: $22,707 per student. Total enrollment: 839. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 1,721 applied, 49% were admitted. 67% from top 10% of their high school class, 93% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 17 National Merit Scholars, 7 valedictorians. Full-time: 817 students. Part-time: 5 students. Students come from 45 states and territories, 56% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 3% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 1% 25 or older, 92% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 92% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; visual/performing arts; area/ethnic studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at 5 members of The Claremont Colleges, Colby College, Haverford College, Spelman College, California Institute of Technology, American University (Washington Semester), Drew University, George Washington University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).
Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, graded writing sample, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/1 for early decision plan 1, 1/1 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/15 for early decision plan 2.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $38,000 includes full-time tuition ($28,860), mandatory fees ($140), and college room and board ($9000). College room only: $4800. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $3,608 per course. Part-time tuition varies according to program.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 200 open to all. Most popular organizations: College Council, Asian/Black/Latina clubs, National Organization for Women, Sexual Assault Task Force. Major annual events: Spring Formal, holiday dinners, 5-College Carnival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 738 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: women-only housing available. Honnold Library plus 4 others with 998,823 books, 1.4 million microform titles, 5,733 serials, 4,361 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.1 million. 72 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.
The Claremont consortium consists of five undergraduate institutions and the Claremont Graduate University — all located in an area approximately one square mile in size.