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Ripon College

Quick Facts

Financial aid
Percentage of freshmen receiving financial aid: 100%
Student/faculty ratio

Ripon College was founded by dreamers and doers, idealists and pragmatists. They didn’t always agree, but they were unified in their belief that higher education was a beacon—one that would draw likeminded people to their frontier community from near and far. That spirit continues at Ripon today. It’s a place where people of all backgrounds come to lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning, exploration and serious intellectual inquiry. It’s a place where questions are answered and answers questioned, where ethics and reason are at least as important as facts and figures. With its small classes, professors who love to teach, and an incomparable family atmosphere, Ripon College is the modern and vibrant realization of a bold vision.


With its small classes, professors who love to teach, and an incomparable family atmosphere, Ripon College is the modern and vibrant realization of a bold vision.

Enrollment: 793
Student/faculty ratio: 12:1


Admission requirements

At least 17 academic units of study in high school. Ripon does not require the ACT or SAT for admission or scholarships; students may submit scores if they wish.

How AP/IB credits are handled

Students receiving a 4 or higher on most AP exams will receive credits toward graduation. Credits and placement are given to students who have passed the IB-North America courses, higher level, with a grade of 5 or better. Placement is subject to approval by the appropriate Ripon College academic department.


Bachelor of Arts, education certificate, dual-degree, pre-professional


Percentage of freshmen receiving financial aid: 100%
Percentage of all full-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 99%
For institution-specific scholarships, contact: Office of Admissions at 800.947.4766 or

FAFSA Code: 003884

Tuition and Fees: $41,535
Room and Board: $8,156


Conference/division affiliation: NCAA Division III

Men’s athletics

Baseball, basketball, cross country, cycling, football, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field (indoor and outdoor)

Women’s athletics

Basketball, cross country, cycling, dance, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field (indoor and outdoor), volleyball

Intramurals offered


Dr. Zach P. Messitte

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300 West Seward Street
PO Box 248
Ripon, WI 54971-0248


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Chartered as Brockway College in 1851, it was renamed Ripon College in 1864 and graduated its first class, four women, in 1867.