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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Ripon is an above-average private college located in Ripon, Wisconsin. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 739 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Ripon acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Biology, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 68% of students, Ripon alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,900.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Midwest Conference
Address
300 West Seward Street
Ripon, WI 54971
Website

Ripon College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1040-1260
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$20,151/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$28,951/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
739Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
17
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
38%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
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  • Diverse. Many have friends in many groups
    25%
  • Ambitious
    19%
  • Overly involved
    19%
  • Hawks fly together.
    13%
  • Overconfident
    13%
  • Sheltered
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.44 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Small town Midwest
    61%
  • More Together
    22%
  • Emphasis on diversity
    6%
  • Hawks fly together.
    6%
  • Miss leading
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
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Ripon College is a really great school to attend if you're planning on continuing your education after high school. It's a really small school which allows you to build relationships with your professors and meet lots of new people. The professors really push you to work hard and think critically about many topics. The college places a large emphasis on including innovation, critical thinking, writing, and a few other really important skills in their curriculum since these skills are so sought after in the job market. The coaching staff is also really good with getting the most out of their players and care a lot about the academics of the students. The coaches constantly check in on their players to be sure they are staying up to date with their coursework and getting help if they need it. There have not been very many unsafe incidents occur at Ripon College since I arrived if there have been any at all. The campus is really small as well so everything is within walking distance.
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Lack of programs to offer. It is mostly science, business, athletes, arts, and English. Which I did not have a lot of chooses.
It is in the middle of nowhere. It is sorrunded with corn fields. You have to drive 20 minutes to 30 minutes to go to malls and places that you wanna be at. The school have small downtown, but it is for the community. I grow up in the surburb. There is a lot of stuff I go to aNd places I want to visit. Plus it is a small school too. The students are mainly white and the diversity is low. Another factor I do not like about the school is the diversity. When I went to school for kindergarten through 12 grade my classmates are mix. I like seeing different people and share different culture. Students that are miniroties sticks together and those are my mainly friends.
I graduated 1.5 years ago, I was accepted to Medical School (MD) right out of college, but as a back-up, I had applied to jobs during my senior year and received 2 high paying offers (greater than 55k + benefits) within 2 weeks. Ripon really prepared me for Medical School and the job market. What really makes Ripon stand out is in connecting students with opportunities to build one's resume in college so they become excellent applicants for post-grad education and in the job market. You have to actively try to not become involved in research, campus jobs, internships, or other resume building activities, while being a student at Ripon. The fact that I and several of my classmates were accepted into Medical School right out of college is significant. This is becoming increasing difficult to build a sufficient resume to be a competitive applicant after just 4 years of college. But Ripon is small enough to give you those opportunities to build your resume in just 4 years.