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Scripps College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

33.4%
Admission Difficulty for Scripps College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into Scripps College? The school has a 33% acceptance rate. Last year, 948 out of 2,841 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 8 percent. Scripps College typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1350-1500
Applicants Submitting SAT
51%
SAT Scores for Scripps College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 700
SAT Math 25th 650
SAT Composite 25th 1350
SAT Scores for Scripps College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 740
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1500
SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Scripps College typically requires applicants to be in the top 8 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1350 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 1275. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1425 out of 1600. 51 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Scripps College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1500 and Above Good >46%
1425 to 1500 Avg + 33%-46%
1350 to 1425 Avg - 22%-33%
1275 to 1350 Reach 15%-22%
Less than 1275 Low <15%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
29-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
61%
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
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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 61 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Scripps College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Scripps College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >46%
31 to 33 Avg + 33%-46%
29 to 31 Avg - 22%-33%
27 to 29 Reach 15%-22%
Less than 27 Low <15%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
4.13
Typical High School Grades
A

You will need 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. 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 Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Scripps College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,841 0 2,841
Accepted 948 0 948
Acceptance Rate 33% ? 33%
Enrolled 327 0 327
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% ? 34%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Scripps College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Scripps College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
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.