The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    All of the opportunities at Ripon
  2. 2
    The beautiful campus and proximity of buildings
  3. 3
    The clubs, organizations, and extracurriculars
  4. 4
    The people! The staff, faculty, and students are all extraordinarily friendly!
  5. 5
    The size of the College and community
  6. 6
    Students can design their own majors.
  7. 7
    Ripon is a very safe area and campus.
  8. 8
    A lot of area restaurants are within walking distance.
  9. 9
    It's not unbearably hot when you get back to campus in the late summer/early fall.
  10. 10
    Plenty of dating opportunities

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
86% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
72% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Easy Financial Aid Process
60% of students surveyed told us that the financial aid process went smoothly and they received the financial aid they needed.
Knowledgeable Professors
89% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
94% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
74% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Safe Campus
71% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
75% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Learn from the Best
94% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 62% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    Lack of public transportation in or out of Ripon
  2. 2
    Lack of things to do around town
  3. 3
    Businesses close early.
  4. 4
    Campus food
  5. 5
    Inability to live off campus
  6. 6
    Really snowy winters
  7. 7
    Everyone tends to know each other's business.
  8. 8
    Not a diverse campus
  9. 9
    Not a ton of school spirit at athletic events
  10. 10
    It can sometimes be hard to find a parking space near your residence hall.

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $30,110, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Good Luck Finding a Part-Time Job
Employment services are not available for students.
Want a Job? On Your Own
There aren't any placement services for graduates.
Not Much Diversity
One of the least racially diverse campuses-only 14% of students are minorities.
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