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Ripon College

Established in 1851, Ripon College is Wisconsin’s best-value private college and a national leader in liberal arts education, devoted to ensuring every student realizes their unique potential.

Ripon’s five-course Catalyst curriculum rigorously develops the 21st-century skills employers seek while streamlining the path to graduation. Students enjoy extensive freedom of choice to pursue their passions and craft their own academic program of study. Students are overwhelmingly satisfied with the amount of personalized attention they receive from devoted faculty and staff. Within six months of graduation, 98 percent of alumni/ae are employed in graduate school or student-teaching.

Quick Facts
734 students
(all undergraduate)
Tuition & fees
Food & housing
Average cost after aid
$13,458 (2021-22 average)
Student/faculty ratio

Admission requirements

At least 17 units of college preparatory work in high school. ACT or SAT is not required for admission or scholarships; students may submit scores if they wish.

How AP/IB credits are handled

Students receiving a three 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 academic department.

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

Percentage of first-year students receiving financial aid: 100%

Rate of all full-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 100%

For institution-specific scholarships, contact: the Office of Admissions at 920.748.8709 or sends e-mail)

FAFSA Code: 003884

Conference/division affiliation: NCAA Division III

Men’s athletics

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

Women’s athletics

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

Intramurals offered