Chances of getting into Scripps College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Scripps College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionVery High

How hard is it to get into Scripps College and can I get accepted? The school has a 24% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 766 out of 3,160 applicants were admitted making Scripps College a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 10 percent. Scripps College typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Scripps College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Scripps College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 660
SAT Math 25th 640
SAT Composite 25th 1300
SAT Scores for Scripps College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 740
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1480
Average SAT Score 1390

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

Scripps College typically requires applicants to be in the top 12 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1300 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 1210. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1390 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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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 >35%
1390 to 1480 Avg + 24%-35%
1300 to 1390 Avg - 16%-24%
1210 to 1300 Reach 10%-16%
Less than 1210 Low <10%
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Scripps College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Scripps College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 33
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 31
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Scripps College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >39%
31 to 33 Avg + 24%-39%
30 to 31 Avg - 18%-24%
29 to 30 Reach 13%-18%
Less than 29 Low <13%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

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. The school ranks #3 in California for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Scripps College is a very selective school.

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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

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 3,160 0 3,160
Accepted 766 0 766
Acceptance Rate 24% 24%
Enrolled 252 0 252
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 33%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2020
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2020.

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 IPEDS survey data for Scripps College.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

24% of those who apply are granted admission to Scripps College. Admission competition is very high and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1300 and 1480. 58% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

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.

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