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Ripon College is a private institution that was founded in 1851. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 990, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 250 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Ripon College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 124. Its tuition and fees are $30,110 (2012-13).
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Ripon College offers an intensely personal liberal arts education in a residential setting. Part of that education includes a one-on-one dynamic between the student and the faculty member. Communicating Plus emphasizes the development of written and oral communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The curriculum focuses on exploring career choices, selecting opportunities to reach those goals and connecting with faculty and alumni through the classroom, internships and research. Student-faculty collaboration is paramount which results in participation in state, regional and national conferences and published research articles in many disciplines. Among Ripon's distinctions are a nationally competitive forensics team which offers scholarships to members, three Rhodes Scholars (including a 2002 selection) and a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Ripon College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Ripon College is $30. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 75.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||75.1%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Ripon College is 14:1, and the school has 66.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Ripon College include: Business/Commerce, General; History; Physical Education Teaching and Coaching; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and English Language and Literature, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 83.5 percent.
Ripon College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 990, with a gender distribution of 49.6 percent male students and 50.4 percent female students. At this school, 91.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 9.0 percent of students live off campus. Ripon College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Ripon College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Ripon College also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Ripon College, 45 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Ripon College.
|Students who have cars on campus||45%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Ripon College, 81.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $19,523.
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|Tuition and fees||$30,110 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,545 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data