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Scripps College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1926
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 869
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $229,545,078
Admissions Address

1030 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Website

http://www.scrippscol.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@scrippscollege.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Most Selective
Average high school GPA: 4.0
Send application by: January 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Patricia Goldsmith
Admissions office telephone: (800) 770-1333
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 1
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $350 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 3 N/A
Social studies 3 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Very important
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Very important
Geographical residence: Important
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Very important
Volunteer work: Very important
Work experience: Very important
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 45%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 40%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 45%
Total applicants: 1,873
Total acceptances: 846
Total freshman enrollment: 223
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 19%
Male applicants: 0
Male acceptances: 0
Male freshman enrollment: 0
 
Female applicants: 1,873
Female acceptances: 846
Female freshman enrollment: 223
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 61%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 422
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 148
Students enrolled from waiting list: 3


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 75%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 95%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 41%
Average high school GPA: 4.0
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 91%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 630 - 730
Math: 620 - 700
Combined: 1250 - 1430


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 35.5% 27.0%
600-699 54.0% 58.0%
500-599 10.0% 14.5%
400-499 0.5% 0.5%
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 34%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 27 - 30


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 31.5% N/A N/A
24-29 62.0% N/A N/A
18-23 6.5% N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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