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Ripon College

Ripon, WI

At A Glance

Main Address

300 W Seward St

Ripon, WI 54971-1477

www.ripon.edu

Admission Office

300 West Seward Street

PO Box 248

Ripon, WI 54971-0248

(920) 748-8709

Fax : (920) 748-8335

adminfo@ripon.edu

Contact : Leigh Mlodzik

Dean of Admission

Type of School

Small

Private

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 1664

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 67.0%

Total undergraduates : 787

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 221

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 88.0%

Average financial aid package : $37,714.00

In-State Tuition : $47,123.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $47,123.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Setting

Small Town (2,500-10k)

Rural

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 2 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : Aug 15

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Jun 15

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 12 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 67.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 78.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Social Sciences : 17.0%
English : 16.0%
Business/Marketing : 12.0%
History : 11.0%
Biology : 9.0%
Psychology : 8.0%
Physical Sciences : 7.0%
Communications/Journalism : 6.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Latin American Studies B
Women's Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Business Administration and Management, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Education
Education, General B

Engineering
Pre-Engineering B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General B
Spanish Language and Literature B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Pre-Dentistry Studies B
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies B
Pre-Nursing Studies B
Pre-Pharmacy Studies B
Pre-Veterinary Studies B

History
History, General B

Legal Professions & Studies
Pre-Law Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Biopsychology B
International/Globalization Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Economics, General B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Fine/Studio Arts, General B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Double Major

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Urban Semester

Washington Semester

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Computer Services

150 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Student web hosting available

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Where Graduates Go

Within one year of receiving their bachelor’s degree:

Law : 4.0%

Medical : 4.0%

Other : 28.0%

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : woodland preservation area with outdoor classroom

Geographic Location : 80 miles from Milwaukee, 80 miles from Madison.

Small Town

Rural

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 787

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 221

Degree-seeking undergrads : 765

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 21

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 71.0%

Out of state students : 29.0%

Part Time students : 2.0%

Percentage of males : 46.0%

Percentage of females : 54.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Black African American : 4.0%

Asian : 2.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 10.0%

White : 78.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 2.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

41.0% Men who Join Fraternities

30.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : College Days

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 97.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 94.0%

Housing Options

Men's Housing

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Women's Housing

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $200.00

Housing deposit due : Aug 15

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Red Hawks

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Intercollegiate

Intramural

NCAA Division III

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Tutoring

Study skills assistance

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Bowling

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Cheerleading

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Equestrian

Men's Club

Women's Club

Fencing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Lacrosse

Men's Club

Women's Club

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division III

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Table tennis

Men's Club

Women's Club

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division III

Women's NCAA Division III

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division III

Water Polo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $30.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 2,900

Admitted : 2,016

Enrolled : 221

Somewhat selective 70.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Interview

Rigor of secondary school record

Important

Academic GPA

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Recommendations

Considered

Alumni Relation

Application Essay

Standardized Test Scores

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required for some: SAT or ACT

Considered if submitted: SAT Subject Tests

Test Policies for placement

SAT Subject Tests

AP

SAT score use policy

Single Highest Test Date

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Interview

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

School achievement record, interview, class rank, test scores, recommendations, extracurricular or community activities important.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 14.0%

Top Quarter : 49.0%

Top Half : 78.0%

Bottom Half : 22.0%

Bottom Quarter : 2.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 18.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 19.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 21.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 15.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 5.0%

600 - 699 : 23.0%

500 - 599 : 47.0%

400 - 499 : 25.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 2.0%

600 - 699 : 32.0%

500 - 599 : 49.0%

400 - 499 : 15.0%

300 - 399 : 2.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 7.0%

24 - 29 : 37.0%

18 - 23 : 43.0%

12 - 17 : 13.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Students receiving a 3 or higher on AP exams will receive credits toward graduation at Ripon. Placement is subject to approval by the appropriate Ripon College academic department.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

4

0

Math

2

4

Science

2

4

Social Studies

2

4

Foreign Language

0

2

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 21.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 80.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

510 - 620

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

480 - 600

ACT Composite

19 - 25


AP & Admission Policy

From the college: Successful completion of AP courses provides additional supporting information to both the admission decision-making and merit-based scholarship process.

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

4

4

--

All

3-D Art and Design

4

4

--

All

Art History

3

4

--

All

Biology

4

4

--

All

Calculus AB

4

4

--

All

Calculus BC

4

8

--

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

4

4

--

All

Chemistry

4

4

--

All

Chinese Language and Culture

4

4

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

4

4

--

All

Computer Science A

4

4

--

All

Computer Science Principles

4

4

--

All

Drawing

4

4

--

All

English Language and Composition

4

4

--

All

English Literature and Composition

4

4

--

All

Environmental Science

4

4

--

All

European History

4

4

--

All

French Language and Culture

4

4

--

All

German Language and Culture

4

4

--

All

Human Geography

4

4

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

4

4

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

4

4

--

All

Latin

4

4

--

All

Macroeconomics

4

4

--

All

Microeconomics

4

4

--

All

Music Theory

4

4

--

All

Physics 1

4

4

--

All

Physics 2

4

4

--

All

Physics B

4

4

--

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

4

--

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

4

--

All

Psychology

4

4

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

4

4

--

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

4

4

--

All

Statistics

4

4

--

All

United States Government and Politics

4

4

--

All

United States History

4

4

--

All

World History: Modern

4

4

--

All

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 81.0%

% of loans / jobs : 19.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 93.0%

% Judged to have need : 95.0%

% that were offered aid : 95.0%

% that had need fully met : 22.0%

% of need met : 88.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $37,714.00

Avg non need-based aid : $24,022.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $33,866.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,125.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $39,371.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 1

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Jun 15

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Linda Kinziger

Financial aid office phone : (920) 748-8301

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,500.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

Knop Scholars Program: full-tuition; for natural science or math major; based on 3.8 GPA, top 5% of class, interview; invitation only; one awarded. Rolling Academic Scholarships: $23,000 to $36,000 per year; consideration given to students who have academic and/or leadership achievements in their schools and communities. Army ROTC Scholarships: up to $2,000 for first year. Diversity Scholarships: up to $2,000 per year. Evans Awards: $20,000 per year; not available to academic scholarship recipients. Boy/Girl State Scholarships: up to $2,000 per year. Legacy Awards: up to $2,000 per year. United Church of Christ Scholarships: up to $2,000 per year. Other awards and scholarships: stackable up to $31,000 per year.

Need-based financial aid determined by

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

ROTC

Religious Affiliation

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Army : Offered on Campus

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$47,123.00

$47,123.00

$47,123.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$47,123.00

$47,123.00

$47,123.00

Room and board:

$8,653.00

$8,816.00

$600.00

Books and supplies:

$750.00

$750.00

$750.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$500.00

$1,700.00

$775.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,100.00

$1,100.00

$1,100.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$58,126.00

$59,489.00

$50,348.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$58,126.00

$59,489.00

$50,348.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 14

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 92

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 92

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 32

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Interview

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 55

Transfers admitted percentage: 63.0%

Transfers admitted: 35

Transfers enrolled percentage: 23.0%

Transfers enrolled: 13

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 46.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 54.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

Most weight given to college performance. Essay required.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $30.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $47,123.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $8,653.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $8,816.00

Additional estimated expenses: $3,000.00

Costs per credit hour: $1,500.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $444,360.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 15

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Foreign Student Financial Aid Application

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 79

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

International Student Adviser

Special International Student Orientation Program