Scripps College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (2)
Scripps College does an amazing job of preparing students to think critically, question, and explore their interests while discovering new ones. Staff and faculty are truly dedicated to developing personal and long-lasting mentoring relationships with students. It is not unusual for students and professors to meet outside of the classroom and eat together. Moreover, students are incredibly engaged on-campus and in all aspects of the community, in my experience, if a student wants to be in a leadership position, then there are plenty of opportunities through clubs, organizations, and on campus jobs. In addition to this, Scripps empowers students to succeed in and out of the classroom. There are numerous avenues through which students can receive help inside and outside the classroom (e.g. tutoring, career services, counseling, etc.). In terms of diversity on campus, Scripps, like many other colleges still needs to work towards creating a more diverse and inclusive campus. Although, the Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment is a good place to start. In terms of financial aid, Scripps covers 100% of the need-based financial aid, however, when they package students they do include loans to cover some of that need. Overall, Scripps College is a very unique and amazing women's institutions. Our founder, Ellen Browning Scripps, stated that "it is the paramount obligation of a college to develop in its students the ability to think clearly and independently and the ability to live confidently, courageously, and hopefully". In my experience, Scripps has done an incredible job imparting this into each of its students.
Scripps was a supportive, academically challenging, and liberating place to learn and live. As part of the Claremont Consortium, students had access to 5 different schools with 5 different atmospheres, so it wasn't hard to find a place to be comfortable in your own skin. The community challenged each other to critically think and put forth every effort to make sure everyone could cross the finish line together. I felt like I could reach out to anyone with a question or a problem and they would genuinely be pleased to help or even just listen. Scripps gave me the tools to succeed and to thrive, both during and after college.