Ripon College

488 reviews
  1. Ripon, WI
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
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

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
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
820Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
36%
Poll
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.36 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Small town Midwest
    44%
  • More Together
    22%
  • Emphasis on diversity
    11%
  • Hawks fly together.
    11%
  • Miss leading
    11%

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%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses

Reviews

488 reviews
  • Excellent
    46
  • Very Good
    166
  • Average
    190
  • Poor
    54
  • Terrible
    32
You have many options and many oppurtunities at this school. Everyone, both professors and other students, are very kind, friendly, and welcoming on campus.
  • College Freshman
  • 4 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
  • 2 months ago
A school can be boiled down to three main aspects: The students, the professors, and the resources of the college. Ripon excels at the first two, but the third can be lacking. This is the typical problem that small colleges run into. The student life is very close-knit. People know each other well, and it's a friendly campus. The professors care about their students. With class sizes at 40 or 50 people max (for 90% of classes the size is going to be below 20 people) students and professors can engage in productive lectures and class conversations.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago