<p>Curious about Scripps...</p>

<li><p>Looks like 50% of the women are from CA and many others from the West Coast. It is a suitcase campus where women head home on the weekends?</p></li>
<li><p>For those from the East Coast use to great public transportation, how is getting to other parts of the area, and to LA, from Scripps?</p></li>
<li><p>For those who enjoy heterosexual dating relationships, how interactive is Scripps really with males on other campuses? Also, is the lesbian population dominate at Scripps or just one part of a diverse campus?</p></li>
<li><p>Can you play basketball or field hockey (can't remember if they have the later) as a no cut sport?</p></li>
<li><p>Under 1000 is small...really small. I would think the advantage is a real sense of community coupled with great support from professors. What, however, are the biggest disadvantages to the size?</p></li>


<li><p>I don’t go to Scripps, but I doubt it. I think that’s more because of name recognition than anything else - people from the West Coast, and California specifically, are more likely to be familiar with Scripps College and to want to go there. California is also a humongous and very hetergeneously populated state. It takes 12 hours to drive from San Diego to the border. A student from northern California may have a 6+ hour drive. Therefore, the vast majority probably live on-campus and don’t go home.</p></li>
<li><p>Can’t answer that.</p></li>
<li><p>I can’t answer directly for Scripps, but I went to a women’s college in a similar type of consortium and we were very interactive with the students from the men’s college and coed university across the street. I used to joke that my college was single-gender from 9 to 5, at which point it became one big co-ed conglomerate with the other two schools. I would imagine that it probably varies by student at Scripps - with some students spending more time with students from other colleges than others.</p></li>
<li><p>My college was twice that size at 2500 students, and I remember feeling very constrained towards the end of my junior year. I still wanted to meet new people and expand my boundaries, and I felt like there were always the same people and the same things over and over. So by the time senior year came around I was REALLY ready to leave my college. I would imagine that a person at a very small campus like Scripps might feel like that, although you can draw from the size of the student bodies at Pitzer, CMC, Pomona and Mudd.</p></li>

<li>Claremont is a nice community, but public transp into LA not so timely.</li>

<p>San Diego is actually a ~20 minute drive to the border :slight_smile:
Maybe you meant San Francisco?</p>

She must’ve meant the Oregon state line.</p>

<li><p>No, most people do not head home on the weekends. Many are from the Bay Area (more from there than SoCal). Some times parents visit and they will go home every once and a while, but definitely not every weekend.</p></li>
<li><p>You can rent a van or zipcar to go into LA. Also, there is dial-a-ride, that takes you anywhere in Claremont for a small fee. Additionally, there is a train that stops right near the claremont colleges, and takes you into LA union station. From there, you can take the train to various places in LA.</p></li>
<li><p>There is much co-ed interaction between Scripps and the other 4C’s. Depends on the extent to which you want to interact with the other 4C’s. Some people have more Scripps friends by choice, but usually, Scripps women have many friends at other campuses. Lesbian population certainly doesn’t dominate, but adds to the diversity on campus.</p></li>
<li><p>I think you can definitely play club without major cuts, but you might want to contact the athletics department.</p></li>
<li><p>Given the consortium as a whole, the size doesn’t play a huge factor. You can draw from your own campus as well as the other four campuses, so it doesn’t feel as stifling as it would if the consortium didn’t exist.</p></li>