Ripon College is moderately difficult to get into. The college admitted 81% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 2,141 students applied to Ripon College and 1,741 were admitted.
If you are thinking about applying to Ripon College, the application fee costs $30.
Students who submit their applications to Ripon College for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than September 15.
The following is an overiew of some of Ripon College's admissions stats.
|Ripon College 2023||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||17%|
|Mean SAT Score||1100|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||14%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||50%|
These are the application deadlines for Ripon College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||–||–|
|Early Decision II||–||–||–|
Ripon College does not offer early decision or early action.
Ripon College is a moderately difficult school to get into. Ripon College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2022, Ripon College accepted 81% of students, around 1,741 of the 2,141 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Ripon College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Ripon College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.
What does Ripon College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Ripon College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Ripon College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Ripon College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||–||√||√||–|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0||–||–|
|Transcript of High School Record||√||–||–||–|
Students admitted to Ripon College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 61% submitted a class rank. At Ripon College 17% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 45% were in the top 25% and 84% were in the top 50%.
At Ripon College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||18%|
|3.50 and 3.74||21%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15%|
|3.00 and 3.24||16%|
|2.50 and 2.9||19%|
|2.00 and 2.49||2%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Ripon College directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Ripon College does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
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.
In 2022, 14% of Ripon College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 50% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
The mean composite SAT score for a Ripon College student is 1100.
For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Ripon College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by September 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Ripon College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Ripon College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Ripon College.
Does Ripon College accept transfer credits?
✅ Ripon College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Ripon College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Ripon College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Ripon College?
❌ No, Ripon College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Ripon College's acceptance rate?
✅ Ripon College's acceptance rate is 81%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Ripon College?
❌ Ripon College does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Ripon College? Ripon College is a somewhat selective institution. The Ripon College acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
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.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Ripon College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.39. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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