Ripon College

491 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

491 reviews
  • Excellent
    46
  • Very Good
    168
  • Average
    190
  • Poor
    55
  • Terrible
    32
Ripon has always been my dream school, since I began to visit it for state forensic's tournament she in high school. That being said, it really did meet my expectations. All of the professors are wonderful, kind, and knowledgeable, and I really feel at home on the campus. I've made great friends, and am a part of Greek life. The only thing I would change is for more attention to be paid to the art building. They're spending lot of money and time on the gym, when our theatre literally leaks and that's what we're known for.
  • Sophomore
  • 8 days ago
Ripon College as a whole cares about one thing, and that is profit. There are a few members of the staff that are caring and helpful but as a majority they are not. The school charges more than other private colleges and offers less. We no longer have free laundry or printing. And parking has always been expensive. In addition to that they do not offer many classes. Computer science and a large portion of the Math department have been cut, in my opinion that is unacceptable. Those classes are all very important and useful while less useful classes have been kept. You are not allowed to live off campus ever and that is because Ripon College wants your money. For what they charge for a double dorm room and a meal plan you could rent the nicest newest 2 bedroom apartment in the area and have money for groceries, I have looked into it. Overall I have regretted every minute of my two years here, and no I will not be returning.
  • College Junior
  • 6 months ago
This school is simply not worth what they charge. Ripon gives out excellent financial aid but even with that it still cost more than a public school that has more classes and only slightly larger class sizes. Even other private schools are better. I think Ripon needs to focus less on extra curricular activities and making the upper campus look nice and give more focus to the education that is actually important. During tours they do not even take you to see the quad, which is dorms you will most likely have to live in at least once. The school is also very one sided politically there are clubs for both republican and democrats however it seems to me that your opinion is unwanted if it does not agree with the majority.
  • College Junior
  • 6 months ago