Scripps College nationally ranked for academics and athletics

CLAREMONT, Calif. (September 23, 2010) — Scripps College has earned national recognition for its combination of outstanding academics and athletics, beating out such renowned scholastic-athletic powerhouses as University of North Carolina, Boston University, University of Michigan, and UCLA.

Fewer than 6% of colleges and universities earn a spot in NCSA Athletic Recruiting’s Top 100 for 2010, and Scripps College is in this elite class.

For the 8th year, NCSA Athletic Recruiting assessed the academic and athletics standards of all NCAA athletic programs across the country—and Scripps College earned 13th place among all NCAA Division III colleges, and 23rd overall for all three NCAA divisions.

Scripps College joins Claremont McKenna (18) and Harvey Mudd (20) in the top 30 overall; the top five in this category are Amherst, Williams, Middlebury, MIT, and Stanford.

The collegiate power Rankings from NCSA are calculated for each college/university at the NCAA Division I, II, and III levels by averaging the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup ranking, the NCAA student-athlete graduation rate of each institution, and the U.S. News & World Report ranking. The collegiate power rankings based off of the Directors’ Cup rating evaluates the strength of NCAA athletic departments, while the U.S News & WR rating recognizes institutions of academic excellence. The student-athlete graduation rates are based on those provided by the NCAA.

A comprehensive list of the rankings, both overall and by division, is available online.