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Scripps College Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Scripps College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
35%
Admission Difficulty for Scripps College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Exceptional 
Applicant Competition High 
How hard is it to get into Scripps College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Scripps College is 35%.  It ranks #14 in California and #108 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Scripps College is a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 1,032 out of 2,938 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 10 percent (SAT 1320/1480 ACT 29/33). Scripps College typically accepts and attracts "A/A+" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 4.15. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Scripps College application fee is $60 and applications are due by Jan 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Scripps College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 58% of students submitted SAT scores and 50% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Scripps College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1320-1480
Applicants Submitting SAT 
58%
SAT Scores for Scripps College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 670
SAT Math 25th 650
SAT Composite 25th 1320
SAT Scores for Scripps College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 730
SAT Math 75th 750
SAT Composite 75th 1480
Average SAT Score 1400

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Scripps College?

Scripps College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 10 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1320 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1240. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1400 out of 1600. Scripps College ranks #8 in California and #55 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 58 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Scripps College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1480 and Above Good >51%
1400 to 1480 Avg + 35%-51%
1320 to 1400 Avg - 22%-35%
1240 to 1320 Reach 13%-22%
Less than 1240 Low <13%
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Scripps College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
29-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
50%
ACT Scores for Scripps College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 31
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 29
ACT Scores for Scripps College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 31

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Scripps College?

Admission data indicates that Scripps College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 29 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 9 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 27 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 31 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in California and #59 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Scripps College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Scripps College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
33 and Above Good >51%
31 to 33 Avg + 35%-51%
29 to 31 Avg - 22%-35%
27 to 29 Reach 13%-22%
Less than 27 Low <13%
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Scripps College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA 
4.15
Typical High School Grades 
A/A+

What GPA do you need to get into Scripps College?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Scripps College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Scripps College was 4.15 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A/A+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in California for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Scripps College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Scripps College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 67.4% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 15.1% Avg -
3.50 to 3.74 11.9% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 4.1% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 0.9% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 0.5% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

78.6% of Scripps College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Scripps College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 78.6%
Top 25% of class 92.9%
Top 50% of class 96%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Scripps College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,938 0 2,938
Accepted 1,032 0 1,032
Acceptance Rate 35% ? 35%
Enrolled 220 0 220
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% ? 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
31

Applicants have 31 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Scripps College is $60.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Scripps College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Scripps College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Scripps College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=123165 IPEDS survey data for Scripps College.

FAQs

Does Scripps College prefer SAT or ACT?

58% of students submit their SAT scores to Scripps College. 50% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Scripps College?

35% of those who apply are granted admission to Scripps College. Admission competition is high and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Scripps College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1320 and 1480. 58% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Scripps College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 29 and 33. 50% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.