Scripps College is a top-ranked liberal arts college and the women’s college of The Claremont Colleges. Founded in 1926 by Ellen Browning Scripps, the College has provided exceptional education to equip talented students intellectually and morally with the skills, experience, and discernment to lead satisfying and productive professional and personal lives. In the founder’s words, “The paramount obligation of a college is to develop in its students the ability to think clearly and independently and the ability to live confidently, courageously and hopefully.” These fundamental principles remain central and relevant to the mission of the College today.
The College has repeatedly been recognized nationally by US News and World Report as a top 25 liberal arts college. Princeton Review rated Scripps as a “Best College in the West” and a “Best Value College.” Forbes Magazine cited the Scripps campus as one of the most beautiful collegiate campuses in the world.
Current enrollment of degree seeking undergraduates is approximately 980 women from 47 states and 21 countries. Roughly 36% are students of color. There are 88 full-time faculty members, 100% of who possess Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degrees. For the 2012-2013 fiscal year, total revenues and expenses were $59.6 million and $58.1 million, respectively. As of June 30, 2013, total net assets were $392.9 million, of which endowment funds totaled approximately $282 million.