Ridgewater is an above-average public college located in Willmar, Minnesota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,031 undergraduate students. The Ridgewater acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Agricultural Business. Graduating 54% of students, Ridgewater alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,400.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.15 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.15 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities213 Graduates
Agricultural Business57 Graduates
Instrumentation Technician48 Graduates
Nursing Assistant44 Graduates
Veterinary Technician and Assistant37 Graduates
Early Childhood Education25 Graduates
Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN)24 Graduates
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Ridgewater College Reviews
I really enjoy the small campus. I like it that way because it is very personable. Figuratively, everyone knows everyone, and if you don't know someone, you soon will. I enjoy most of the teachers and having that personable contact. One specifically, Kathy Steffen, inspired me to be a great student, and pursue my communication dreams. At Ridgewater in Hutchinson, I would add more picnic tables. There are only two and both in inconvenient spots.
Ridgewater College has been a great place to start out my academic career. Ridgewater has enabled me to go farther than I ever dreamed. Through the support of staff and faculty, I have been able to maintain a 3.91 GPA, stay on the Dean's list, accepted by Pi Theta Kappa honor society and Harvard Extension. Yes, it been a lot of hard work, but Ridgewater has made learning one of my most favorite things to do.
My experiences with Ridgewater College over the course of the past two years has been nothing but excellent. They are helpful, kind, and have many career options for you.