Location
Ripon, WI
Undergrads
921
Tuition
$30,110
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 349 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus, which is good because there are scary paths.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I think that there is plenty of diversity at the school.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The rules seem to be followed, so there is not much of a problem.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There seems to be a lot of drinking, but it almost never seems to get out of hand.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It is a small town, but I like it. There is enough here that you don't have to make a big trip to go and get anything.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greeks are all pretty nice to other people and don't look down on non-Greeks.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Everything is within walking distance otherwise there is a cheap taxi.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: This is a residential campus and people are only supposed to live on campus.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Mainly fast food, although there are some very nice restaurants downtown that are exceptional in terms of taste and (occasionally cost) depending on where one goes.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: They're present if one wants to become a member, and better for the college as a whole.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: You don't usually ever need it, but it is there when you do.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Discretion is the name of the game. Very reasonable.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Free printing is wonderful and there is availability.

5 College Freshman

Academics: If you put the work in, you will get a lot out.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There's something for everyone if they want it.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Almost all people are completely accepting.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The layout is ideal and easy to get to.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It can get cold, but that comes with the territory.

4 College Freshman

Computers: I didn't need a laptop until my second year when the workload was getting heavier. There are plenty of computer facilities.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Everyone just lives on campus! It's better!!

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not the best, but we rank higher than those in our region!

3 College Freshman

Weather: IT gets freeeeeezing cold. other than that, it get's pretty nice some days.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Not a lot to do in a small town

4 College Freshman

Transportation: We have ripon college vans and cars. We also provide transportation to the nearest airports, but only during breaks.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: It's a decent town to live in, at least from living on campus looking out at the community.

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Kate Amell
Hometown
New Richmond, WI
Major
English
Grad Year
2013
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Overall, Ripon is "home" to so many students, and it certainly does feel that way. Ripon College is a community in itself. People know each other, and it's great because you either know everyone's name or at least their face. Campus is familiar, like a home would be. The people on campus (such as the faculty, staff, and other students) care about each other genuinely. Students meet their best friends here or their future spouses. Regardless, the relationships made at Ripon are ones that last. And it's not just the sense of community. The overall experience includes academics, and frankly, Ripon does it right. Ripon offers a small, personal learning environment that encourages discussion and critical thinking. It gets everyone involved in some way. The opportunities that are made available to Ripon's students are endless and abounding, and the awesome thing is, your professors encourage you every step of the way to grab those experiences and let them change you and help you grow. That's what Ripon is: a place to grow.

Ripon challenges students to try new things and put themselves in situations that will help prepare them for their future. The staff and faculty at Ripon do what they can to help students ready themselves for their professional careers and get students to step out of their comfort zones. They encourage all to greet the world beyond Ripon with a smile, tenacity, intuition, and fearlessness. Ripon is unique in these ways. Due to its size and personable qualities, the school allows for one-on-one relationships, and it is through these relationships that students gather gems of knowledge that help them prepare for life after Ripon College. It is this that puts Ripon above the rest.

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