Ripon College

Ripon College

Ripon College is a private, four-year, liberal arts and sciences college. It is located in Ripon, Wisconsin. The college was founded in 1851, and currently occupies a 250-acre campus. It offers programs at the undergraduate level in fields like art, business, humanities, languages, communication, science and religion.

Athletes of Ripon College participate in the Midwest Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III. The athletics teams compete in baseball, basketball, cycling, cross-country, dance, football, golf, softball, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track & field and volleyball. Financial aid options are available to students in the form of loans, grants, work-study programs and scholarships. They include the Pickard Scholarship, the Knop Scholarship, the Gleason Presidential Scholarship, the Faculty Scholarship and the Deans' Scholarship.

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Ripon College
300 Seward St
Ripon , WI 54971-0248
General Phone: (920) 748-8115

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Ripon College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts66Latin American studies, foreign language and literature, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, ...
Business and Management33business
Science26biology, environmental biology, physical sciences, chemistry, chemistry courses, physics
Therapy and Counseling17psychology, psychology courses
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy15health and physical education
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy, religion
Media4communication studies
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Education and Teaching4education, middle school teaching, early childhood education, physical education teaching
Fine Arts2fine arts, art history and criticism
Art Studies1art studies
Computer Science and Engineering1computer and info science

Number of programs and degrees for Ripon College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree18738

Ripon College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Ripon College had a total enrollment of 1,001 students (1,042 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 48%
20-21 40%
22-24 9%
25-29 1%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

Ripon College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 86 %

Ripon College Room and Board (2007)

Ripon College offers campus housing for 984 of its 1,042 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Ripon, Wisconsin for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Wisconsin Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Ripon College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460610
SAT Math500630
ACT Composite2027

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT15%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT93%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Ripon College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,245
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,245
Room and board $ 6,770
Room charge $ 3,490
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,280
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,300

Financial Aid:
Ripon College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 388400)

Ripon College Faculty

Ripon College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track129
Non-tenured and not on tenure track01

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year18$64,05812$63,420
Associate professoracademic year4$50,7183$49,507
Assistant professoracademic year10$42,9048$42,752
Instructoracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year32$55,78024$53,869

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Ripon College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Midwest Conference
Basketball Midwest Conference
Baseball Midwest Conference
Track Midwest Conference

Ripon College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Environmental Biology
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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