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Chances of getting into Scripps College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
32%
Admission Difficulty for Scripps College
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Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh
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How hard is it to get into Scripps College and can I get accepted? The school has a 32% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 967 out of 3,022 applicants were admitted making Scripps College a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 7 percent. Scripps College typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Scripps College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Scripps College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1333-1490
Applicants Submitting SAT
58%
SAT Scores for Scripps College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 673
SAT Math 25th 660
SAT Composite 25th 1333
SAT Scores for Scripps College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 740
SAT Math 75th 750
SAT Composite 75th 1490
Average SAT Score 1410

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 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1333 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 1260. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1410 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 in California for highest average SAT composite score. 58 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Scripps College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1490 and Above Good >45%
1411 to 1490 Avg + 32%-45%
1333 to 1411 Avg - 22%-32%
1255 to 1333 Reach 14%-22%
Less than 1255 Low <14%
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Scripps College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
30-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
50%
ACT Scores for Scripps College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 32
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 30
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 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Scripps College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 >49%
31 to 33 Avg + 32%-49%
30 to 31 Avg - 25%-32%
29 to 30 Reach 19%-25%
Less than 29 Low <19%
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Scripps College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
4.13
Typical High School Grades
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 4.13 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 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
3.75+ 79% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Reach
3.25 to 3.50 7% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 2% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 N/A% Low
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

75% 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 75%
Top 25% of class 99%
Top 50% of class 100%
Bottom 50% of class 0%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Scripps College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,022 0 3,022
Accepted 967 0 967
Acceptance Rate 32% ? 32%
Enrolled 283 0 283
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% ? 29%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
28

Applicants have 28 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

Scripps College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA 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?

32% 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 1333 and 1490. 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 30 and 33. 50% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.