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  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 788 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Ripon acceptance rate is 69%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and English. Graduating 67% of students, Ripon alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,900.
300 West Seward Street
Ripon, WI 54971
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Midwest Conference

Ripon College Rankings

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

Ripon Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
990-1220
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$22,830/ 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
$31,602/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
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
788Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
19
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
40%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
  • 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
98%
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
  • 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
67%
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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The unique curriculum design with dedicated faculty, diversity, fellowship, and leadership made the choice an easy one to make. I am thankful that I chose to attend Ripon College! I know my education will prepare me for what lies ahead. And the skills both on the soccer field and off, I know I can transfer my leadership skills to a successful career after graduation!
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I absolutely love Ripon College. Although class offerings are limited, extracurricular and internship opportunities are amazing. I have scored a four-year marketing internship and been able to participate in so many life-changing opportunities including an all-expense-paid trip to New York City with the Investment Club to learn about the New York Stock exchange and tour graduate schools. Ripon also has a unique self-design major program that has allowed me to design my own marketing major with the guidance of the Office of the Registrar. Additionally, the school has a very high graduate school acceptance rate and has produced the highest-earning alumni in Wisconsin so I feel confident moving forward after Ripon.
Ripon College is all about the people. The faculty care about their students and their success. In fact, it's not just the faculty; all of the staff care about the students and are always there to help them. Likewise, the students are friendly, and, although there are Greek groups and athletic teams, it doesn't feel cliquey, like high school was. There is much more interaction among stereotypical groups because you get to know each other in a variety of different contexts.

The academics are outstanding, in particular the natural sciences which have incredibly high placement rates to medical and graduate school. The communication department has won best department in the nation awards. Aof the faculty are excellent teachers.

The curriculum is easy to figure out, and, after 5 courses, you focuse on classes in your major or whatever else you'd like. The requirements are simply and straightforward so it's easy to graduate in 4 (or even 3, as some of my friends have) years.