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About Ripon College

Ripon College is a private, nonprofit school in an small town setting in Ripon, Wisconsin. Ripon College was founded in 1851 and enrolls 816 undergrads and no graduate students.

Ripon College offers 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.About 80% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

Ripon College's endowment was valued at $88.615 million in 2021. The institution spends around $14,674 for each full-time student enrolled. Ripon College employs one full-time professor for every 14 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Ripon College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 74%
Average GPA 3.3
Mean ACT score 22
Mean SAT score 1076
Tuition $46,823

Ripon College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Ripon College Early Admission

Ripon College does not offer early decision or early action.

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Ripon College Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Ripon College. Ripon College admitted 74% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 2,614 students applied to Ripon College and 1,936 were admitted.

Ripon College Waitlist

Ripon College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Ripon College?

Ripon College is considered moderately difficult 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 Ripon College, applicants must submit the following items.

Ripon College Application Requirements

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Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
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GPA and Test Scores for Ripon College

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.3 /4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 1076. The mean ACT score for Ripon College students is 22.

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

Does Ripon College Require the ACT or SAT?

Ripon College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 15% submitted the SAT. 73% submitted the ACT.

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Does Ripon College Have Dorms?

Yes! Ripon College provides on-campus housing for up to 1,056 students.

Ripon College students are active in the school's Environmental Group, Student Senate and Community Service Coalition. Springfest, Winterfest, and and Frisbee Golf Tournament are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

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

Financial Aid at Ripon College

Ripon College meets 86.04% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $39,063 a year.

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

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. 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 Ripon College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Ripon College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Ripon College, around 76% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 211 students who started at Ripon College as first-time freshman, 126 graduate within four years.

Around 67% of students who started at Ripon College earn their Bachelor's degrees 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 and Debt for Ripon College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 59% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $40,149 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Ripon College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Ripon College a good school for you?

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Where is Ripon College Located?

Ripon College is located in the small town setting of Ripon, Wisconsin, less than an hour from Milwaukee.

If you want to see Ripon College for yourself, 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

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Ripon College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Ripon College is Continuous processing.

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Ripon College ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 25

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Ripon College is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Ripon College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Ripon College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

960 - 1160


Math SAT Range

490 - 580


Reading SAT Range

480 - 590

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Ripon College students is 1076. Applicants with SAT scores of 1160 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Ripon College, while applicants with SAT scores between 960 to 1160 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 960 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Ripon College.

Ripon College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Ripon College is like? There are approximately 816 students enrolled at Ripon College. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 70% percent are from WI and 30% percent of students are from other states.


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