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About Ridgewater College

Ridgewater College is a public, state school in an small town setting in Willmar, Minnesota. Ridgewater College was founded in 1961 and now enrolls around 2,586 students a year, including 0 undergrads.

There are 20 undergraduate students for every full-time Ridgewater College professor.

2021 Ridgewater College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
In-State Tuition $5,760
Out-of-State $5,760

Ridgewater College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Ridgewater College Early Admission

Ridgewater College does not offer early decision or early action.

Ridgewater College Acceptance Rate 2020

It is not competitive to get into Ridgewater College. The acceptance rate at Ridgewater College is 0%. ### Ridgewater College Waitlist

Ridgewater College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Ridgewater College?

Ridgewater College is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Ridgewater College, applicants must submit the following items.

Ridgewater College Application Requirements

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Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)
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Ridgewater College Average GPA and Test Scores

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Ridgewater College.

Ridgewater College Waitlist

Ridgewater College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Does Ridgewater College Require the ACT or SAT?

Ridgewater College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

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Does Ridgewater College Provide Dorms?Ridgewater College does not offer on-campus housing for students. Students must commote from at home or find their own housing.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Ridgewater College.

Financial Aid at Ridgewater College

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Is Ridgewater College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Ridgewater College

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Ridgewater College Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Based on this information, how does Ridgewater College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Ridgewater College a good school for you?

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Where is Ridgewater College Located?

Ridgewater College is located in the small town setting of Willmar, Minnesota.

If you want to see Ridgewater College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 12/71 to Willmar, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Ridgewater College and Willmar are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2101 15th Avenue NW Willmar, MN 56201

Campus Setting: Small Town

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