The paramount obligation of a college is to instill in its students the ability to think clearly and independently, and the ability to live confidently, courageously, and hopefully.
In 1926 Ellen Browning Scripps, a pioneering philanthropist and influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing, and women’s rights outlined her vision for a women's college that would change the world of higher education. Today, Scripps is a nationally top-ranked liberal arts college and women’s college with approximately 950 students, and is a member of The Claremont Colleges in southern California. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.
Investing in Scripps is the most powerful way I can make change in our world; investing in women and a transitional experience for students who will become effective change-makers in their community. Check out our alumnae. We're shaping the world in ways that move all our communities forward. We have enough Fulbright students per capita to make you wonder what's in the water. What speaks to the Scripps woman even more? The number of Watson fellows we graduate. We are the women's college that offers the best liberal arts education in the country.