There is a pretty even ratio of guys to girls on campus, with slightly more girls. Overall, the average student is pretty laid-back, attends class, does the assigned homework, and is involved in at least one club or organization of some sort. Students relate to each other pretty well and are generally accepting and understanding. Not everyone gets along all of the time, but nobody—or place—is perfect. There are some "cliques," but in classes and clubs, a lot of those dissolve, and students are able to work together as one without judgment.
There is plenty of dating, and there are dating opportunities for those interested. Students are friendly and easy to get along with, so it's easy to find people to hang out with and make friends. Ripon can't be classified as a huge hookup school, just because people have to be smart about their choices given that it is a small school. If something happens, most people on campus will hear about it. This doesn't mean hookups don't happen, because they do, but if Ripon had to be put on a spectrum of promiscuous to sexually reserved, it would lean slightly more toward the reserved side. But don't worry—there are plenty of cute guys and girls on campus!