Scripps is a member of the Claremont Colleges Consortium, group of five undergraduate colleges all located across the street from one another, all within about 2.5 square kilometers. Students can take up to one-third of their classes at the other colleges and major in subjects taught on the other campuses, as well as join clubs, attend events, and eat in dining halls located on the other campuses.
Our students seek out research and internships abroad, out of state, or on campus, because they love to learn and want to influence the world. Our community values and fosters growth, which is one reason why housing is guaranteed for all four years and most students live on campus for their entire Scripps career. Living on campus is a huge part of the Scripps experience; our residence halls are where students continue the conversations that begin in the classroom and inspire each other to aim high. Our students balance leadership positions, take rigorous classes, and pursue their passions in an environment that encourages them to be who they are.
For example, the Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities allows them to have a shared academic experience that will help them be knowledgeable in a range of subjects and have interactions with students and faculty outside of their academic passions. They are not only in a supportive environment, but with Core, students are empowered to apply their knowledge and be active contributors in the world.
Jessica Johnston is an Associate Director of Admission at Scripps College in Claremont, California, where she works with international students throughout the admission process. She enjoys convincing students of the value of a women’s college experience.
Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Wellesley College and is the first in her family to attend college. She holds a master’s degree in higher education from Drexel University, and her thesis studied the reasons why students choose to attend women’s colleges. She is a member of NACAC, WACAC, and International ACAC, and serves on the Advocacy and Outreach Committee of International ACAC. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys exploring the world, catching up on European history, and making homemade ravioli.