Scripps College is a highly selective liberal arts college for woman. This member of the Claremont Colleges accepts just over a third of all applicants. To get in, you'll need strong standardized test scores and grades. In the graph above, you can see that the majority of successful applicants had high school grades in the "A" range, combined SAT scores of 1900 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 28 or better. Many admitted students had impressive 4.0 GPAs.
You'll notice quite a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue throughout the graph. Even if you have grades and test scores that are on target for Scripps College, you are not guaranteed admission. On the flip side, note that some women were accepted with test scores and grades a little below the norm. This is because Scripps College's admissions folks look at more than numbers. The college uses The Common Application and has holistic admissions. The college takes into consideration the rigor of your high school courses, your application essay, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation. Also, Scripps has a supplement to the Common Application -- make sure your responses in the supplement show off your personality and demonstrate your interest in Scripps. Finally, you can further strengthen your Scripps application by doing an optional interview, submitting SAT Subject Test scores, and, if applicable, a supplement for art, dance, music, or athletics.
To learn more about Scripps College, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Scripps College Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?