Ripon College

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School Overview

Ripon College is a four-year undergraduate liberal arts college located in the city of Ripon, in the state of Wisconsin. Total annual enrollment is approximately 1000 and most students live on campus. For the first fifteen years of its existence, Ripon was affiliated with the Congregational and Presbyterian churches but ties to either of these religions have long since been severed. Today Ripon is a nonsectarian institution of higher learning for students of all backgrounds and faiths.

Ripon offers bachelor’s degrees in over 32 fields of study, which include, ethnic studies, visual and performing arts, business administration, biology, communications, computer science, education, foreign languages, health services and sciences, history, law, math and environmental studies among others. The college also offers quite a few pre-professional programs for students looking to attend a graduate or professional school after completing their bachelor’s degree. Interesting, over 96% of Ripon graduates are either gainfully employed or attending a professional school with 6 months of graduating.

General Information

Admission Office

300 Seward Street

PO Box 248

Ripon, WI 54971-0248

(920) 748-8114

(800) 947-4766

Fax: (920) 748-8335

Contact: Leigh Mlodzik

Director of Admission
Main Address

PO Box 248

Ripon, WI 54971-0248

(920) 748-8115

Total undergrads: 1,057

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 283

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,037


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 79%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 85%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Latin American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Education – General B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prenursing B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biopsychology B
Global Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physical Sciences – General B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Ripon College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (920) 748-8115
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 300 West Seward Street, Ripon, WI 54971-0248
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 787
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 68%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*: 787 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $45,113
Out-of-state Tuition: $45,113
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $31,602

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Ripon College Programs

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Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 1
History 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 3
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 4
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 4
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 33

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

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Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $45,113
Out-of-state $45,113
Books and supplies $750

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 265 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 264 99% $31,602
Student loan aid 227 85% $7,794

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 781 97% $29,762
Federal student loans 647 80% $6,254

Admissions & Enrollment

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Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,900 1,321 1,579
Percent admitted 100% 69% 70%
Percent admitted who enrolled 8% 8% 7%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Ripon College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 787
Undergraduate enrollment 787
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Ripon College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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