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Ripon College

Ripon, WI 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate80%
Acceptance Rate80%

About Ripon College

Ripon College Overview

Ripon College is a private, nonprofit school in the small town setting of Ripon, Wisconsin. Ripon College was founded in 1851 and enrolls 821 undergrads and no graduate students. Ripon College ensures housing for up to 1,056 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 80% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by September 15.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Ripon College!

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Ripon College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Ripon College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Ripon College has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Ripon College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Ripon College on the Student Life page.

2022 Ripon College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 80%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Tuition $49,300
Percent of Need Met 88.64%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $39,383

Is Ripon College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Ripon College offers and if the school seems like a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Ripon College

Ripon College is moderately difficult to get into. Around 80% of applicants get into Ripon College each year. Last year, 2,486 students applied to Ripon College and 1,983 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Ripon College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 72% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Ripon Collegeare still enrolled their sophomore year. 62% of Ripon College undergrads graduate within six years. 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 for Ripon College Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Ripon College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 59% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Check with Ripon College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Ripon College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Ripon College's endowment was valued at $112.1 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Ripon College spends about $12,627 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Ripon College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Ripon College meets 88.64% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Ripon College full-time are awarded $39,383 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $38,770 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served 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! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Ripon College.

Based on this information, does Ripon College seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Ripon College a good school for you?

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Where is Ripon College?

Ripon College is located in the small town setting of Ripon, Wisconsin, in the suburbs of Milwaukee.

If you would like to see Ripon College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 44 to Ripon, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Outagamie County.

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

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College Info

300 Seward Street, PO Box 248 Ripon, WI 54971

Campus Setting: Small Town

Ripon College Application Deadline

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Ripon College Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Ripon College is like? There are approximately 821 students enrolled at Ripon College. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 73% percent are from WI and 27% percent of students are from other states.


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