Ripon College

490 reviews
  1. Ripon, WI
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
Ripon College is ...
Private not-for-profit
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
67%
SAT Range
970-1310
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$20,559/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,135/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,993/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,182/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,891/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,823/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
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.32 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
820Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
36%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Diverse. Many have friends in many groups
    33%
  • Overly involved
    25%
  • Hawks fly together.
    17%
  • Overconfident
    17%
  • Sheltered
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.40 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Small town Midwest
    57%
  • More Together
    21%
  • Emphasis on diversity
    7%
  • Hawks fly together.
    7%
  • Miss leading
    7%

After Ripon College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
47%
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

Reviews

490 reviews
  • Excellent
    46
  • Very Good
    167
  • Average
    190
  • Poor
    55
  • Terrible
    32
Ripon College has made incredible efforts over the past couple of years to improve the facilities on campus. Everything still has a very old style feel which I absolutely love. However, on the inside, everything is quite new! In 2008, they added senior apartments and updated Todd Wehr by adding classrooms and new technology. This past year, Lane Library, Pickard Commons, and the Pub all recieved renovations and updates. These include new furniture, paint, and carpeting, as well as aesthetically pleasing set-ups for working such as quiet nooks and table areas. Everything done this past year looks absolutely beautiful and really adds to the campus.
  • College Junior
  • Jan 11 2013
I love Ripon College. Almost everyone on campus is so nice! Our professors are kind and knowledgeable.The community is great as well; they even host a potluck for us at the beginning of each school year. I think the dorms are decent, and the campus buildings are all in pretty good shape. There's plenty to do on the weekends, and even during the week. I often find myself having to choose between several different options of activities. There is definitely a party scene, but I am not part of it personally. The food is absolutely terrible though.
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 3 2014
No matter what the Greek groups at Ripon do in the name of philanthropy, they cannot undo all the harm they do to the college and its students. Greek groups contribute to extremely poor, dangerous, and terrible decisions. Sexual assault, hazing, alcohol poisoning, and damage to school property are often perpetrated by not only members of Greek groups but independent students that attend Greek parties and events.

While no one will contest that destruction and bad decisions occur at colleges no matter what, Greek groups actively encourage these disastrous behaviors.

On top of all of the damage to health, property, and well being that Greek groups contribute to, they also act in a blatantly exclusive, elitist/classist, and sexist manner. Exclusivity, elitism, classism, and sexism have no place at a place of higher learning like Ripon. Potential applicants are excluded from groups based on arbitrary personal qualities. The amount of money and attention that sororities and fraternities require are extremely detrimental to students that cannot afford the dues or can sacrifice the time for meetings and events that these groups require. The explicit separation of the sexes between social clubs is absolutely backwards and unbelievably archaic at an institution of learning and progression.

In short, Greek groups at Ripon are a detriment to the quality of the learning environment for students. The objectionable membership qualities as well as the well being of Ripon students. I feel that my experience at Ripon would've been much more conducive to learning if so many other students weren't tied up in Greek organizations.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Jan 23 2015