Campus Housing

Location
Ripon, WI
Undergrads
921
Tuition
$30,110
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are like regular dorms. Tri and Johnson Halls are female dorms, except for one half of the first floor in Tri where some men live. Johnson Hall is where the sororities are along with some independents. Scott Hall is a coed dorm. I think it is separated into wings in which the genders live, but I don't know because I have not lived in Scott before. In the Quads I think all of the buildings are coed by floor, but most of them are men, so the fraternities are located in these dorms.

4 College Freshman

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

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Interestingly, Freshmen have the best housing aside from the senior apartments. I currently live in a suite, and I love it. There are two double rooms connected by a common room. We have 8 lounges and 2 kitchens in our building for under 200 occupants. It is soooo expensive to live on campus, but you aren't really allowed to live off of campus. Period. Honestly, the social atmosphere in my dorm is chilly. The girls are generally catty to one another, so everyone's doors are always closed. We still manage to have fun with the more friendly occupants in our dorm. The guys dorms have a much more friendly atmosphere.

1 College Junior

Campus Housing: The residential staff is too strict

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Not bad, but the college forces kids to live on campus so it would have to be.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 105th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 109th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 224th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 313rd
    Cleanest Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kate Amell
Hometown
New Richmond, WI
Major
English
Grad Year
2013
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At Ripon, the dorms are referred to as "residence halls" or "res halls," and there is a bit of variety. The first-years are generally thought to have the nicer rooms, despite the fact that they are in the older buildings. First-years generally occupy Tri-Dorms, Johnson Hall, and Scott Hall, and "the Quads," which include Bovay, Mapes, Brockway, and Anderson, are reserved for upperclassmen. Lastly, there are the Campus Apartments, which are reserved for upperclassmen, typically seniors, and require an application and decent grades in order to get in. 

In Tri-Dorms and Scott Hall, there is a suite option where two double bedrooms are joined by a common room, offering a little extra room to students. Otherwise, the rooms are doubles or singles. Housing comes based on seniority and then GPA, and is done with a room lottery. There is no guarantee when it comes to rooms. It is uncommon for sophomores or first-years to have singles because the seniors and juniors usually snatch them up first. The Quads are generally noisier and a little more rundown. All of the buildings are kept clean by an amazing and incredibly friendly housekeeping staff. The res halls are close to classes, and even the Quads, which are farther away from the academic buildings, are but a short walk.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
952
Average Housing Costs
$4,515
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Men's dorms
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
90%
Freshmen Living On Campus
98%
Number of Dormitories
7
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Freshman Dorms
Tri-Dorms (Shaler, Evans, and Wright halls)
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Bovay Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
Johnson Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Brockway Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk
Also Available
Theme housing, also referred to as "living groups," allows seven to 12 students to live together on the same floor. They center their group around a common theme or interest. Then, the group must provide at least one campus-wide activity each semester focused on their theme.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Anderson Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Kitchens, lounges, pool table, RA office
Bovay Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Fitness center on main floor, terrace on ground floor, kitchen and lounges
Brockway Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Kitchen, lounges
Johnson Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Main lounge with Wi-Fi access, bike storage, lounges on each floor, kitchenettes on each floor, kitchens on main floor
Mapes Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Kitchens, lounges
Marshall Scott Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites
Special Features: Lounges on each floor, pingpong table on first floor, fifth floor study lounge, kitchen
Tri-Dorms (Shaler, Evans, and Wright halls)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, suites
Special Features: Kitchens, lounges, Wi-Fi lounge

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Campus Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 10-24
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments (singles)
Special Features: The kitchen has a full-size refrigerator, full-size stove with oven, and a single sink.
Units consist of a living room with a couch, two chairs, a dining table with four chairs, two end tables, and a coffee table.

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