Maggie Murphy, Scripps is the best!
One day walking on campus, I said to my friend, "Why doesn't everyone apply to the Claremont Colleges? They're incredible!" Scripps stands out among the Claremonts as developing strong, thoughtful, and inspiring students. The stunning campus is a beautiful place to receive an education and the personal attention students receive from professors is life changing. My advisor at Scripps knew me so well. He was able to guide me through courses and internships that allowed for me to succeed on and off campus. Whenever I had questions about class topics or just wanted to pick my professors' brains on topics they were available. This promoted me to always question the world around me, and feel justified in doing so. The students at Scripps are so wonderful. I loved hearing what my classmates were up to because they were always doing exciting thing and refused to settle for doing anything less than their best. Most importantly, the students are supportive of their peers. There was always someone available to look over a paper, bounce an idea off of, go to the gym and pool with, or help pick out what shoes to wear. The Claremont Colleges together provide their students with the resources of a big university and the social life that goes along them will provide any Scripps student the activities they're interested in pursuing. Attending a women's college was the right decision for me because I never felt the need to apologize for being vocal or passionate about topics. Also, the dorms are amazing and clean!! The dorm community is exceptional and will play a role in your time at Scripps. Rather it be pranking first years, accidentally starting fires incorrectly in the fireplaces, or slumber parties in the browsing room it's all magical.
I'm in graduate school right now and am shocked at how unsure my classmates are about their answers. Scripps creates students that refuse to adhere to norms to appease the masses. This is such a great thing to learn and will help students stand out in the work field. The Scripps community is wonderful and played a large role in making me the person I am today. I'm also still good friends with the people I met in college and know that I can always call them up to catch up because you're part of the Scripps family for life.