Student & Graduate Reviews
Janet Foster - 12/28/2018
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 1991
"Scripps College provided me with a wonderful education in a rarefied environment in which class sizes never exceeded 15 students. In addition, professors and instructors were readily available for questions and meetings. Also, the campus is gorgeous and peaceful, further lending a focus to my experience, which may not have been possible if I were in a distracting, urban environment without beautifully, well-designed architecture. The founder of Scripps College, Ellen Browning Scripps, believed that one's education was enhanced by lovely surroundings and architecture. From my experience, this is true. I can remember sitting in the courtyard or under a tree, or in the beautiful Denison Library reading my books or writing an outline for a paper. I did feel as though I were in an oasis of learning and all else seemed to fade into the background. However, that is not to say that the curriculum was not rigorous. Ms. Scripps herself said, 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. I remember the students were treated as independent adults expected to rise to the high academic standards of the college. Also of note is that it never bothered me that I attended an all women's college. I simply needed to walk a block in any direction to come across male students. Also, all the students at the Claremont Colleges can take classes at any of the campuses, so sometimes I saw male students in my Scripps classes while other times I attended classes at Pitzer, Claremont McKenna or Pomona colleges. The only drawback at the time that I attended Scripps was the lack of career guidance. However, in the years since my graduation, I believe this has changed, as students are given more practical assistance when planning for their futures."
Juliana Canas Baena - 3/17/2017
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
Anonymous - 8/10/2015
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."