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Ripon College
Ripon, WI
Ripon, founded in 1851, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 250-acre campus is located in Ripon, 80 miles northwest of Milwaukee.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 793
   Women 410 (51.7%)
   Men 383 (48.3%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 65% of 2,553 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.40
SAT Math 514 average
420-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 506 average
450-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $49,261
  Tuition and Fees $39,142
  Room and Board $7,769
Average Percent of Need Met 86%
Average Freshman Award $27,046
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 64
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 37% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Ripon Population 7,760
Nearest Metropolitan Area Milwaukee
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 89% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Sororities 23% of women participate
Fraternities 29% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.1% Asian
2.6% Black/African-American
6.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
86.6% White
0.5% Unknown
International Students 4.4% from 6 countries
First-Year Students Returning 81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 57.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 32.0%