Ripon College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Ripon College
Ripon College. Photo courtesy of Ripon College

Ripon College Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 66%, Ripon College has moderately accessible admissions. Students with good grades and relatively strong standardized test scores are likely to be admitted to the school. Those applying will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or ACT, and (optional) letters of recommendation and a personal essay. For complete instructions and requirements, be sure to visit the school's website, or contact the admissions office for more information. While campus visits are not required, they are encouraged for any and all interested students.

Admissions Data (2015):

Ripon College Description:

Ripon College is located 80 miles Northwest of Milwaukee in Ripon, Wisconsin. Ripon College was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for its excellence in liberal arts education. Admissions standards are selective but not outrageous--the school would be on target for many "B" students. The college's ability to engage students and give them a meaningful educational experience is reflected in their success rates--71% of students graduate within six years, a much higher percentage than most schools with similar locations and student profiles. The college's academics are supported by a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 20. Ripon also gives generous financial aid and provides a great educational value.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 794 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $39,142
  • Books: $750 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,769
  • Other Expenses: $1,600
  • Total Cost: $49,261

Ripon College Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 79%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $24,776
    • Loans: $9,124

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Anthropology, Biology, Business, English, History, Health and Physical Education, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 93%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 60%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 69%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Cycling, Football, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Dance, Cycling, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field, Softball, Cross Country, Swimming

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Ripon College Mission Statement:

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"Ripon College prepares students of diverse interests for lives of productive, socially responsible citizenship. Our liberal arts curriculum and residential campus create an intimate learning community in which student experience a richly personalized education."

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