Ripon College

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world rank  2931

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University Overview

Established in 1851, Ripon College is a non-profit private liberal arts higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the medium town of Ripon (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Wisconsin. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Ripon College is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Ripon College offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 171 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Ripon College also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Founded 1851
Motto Fides Christi Scientia
Faith in Christ is Knowledge
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address 300 West Seward Street
54971-0248 Wisconsin
United States
Tel +1 (920) 748 8115
Fax +1 (920) 748 8335

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 300 Seward Street, Box 248
Ripon 54971
(920) 748 8337
800 947 4766

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 500-999
Academic Staff 50-99
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Size & Setting Four-year, very small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Exclusively undergraduate four-year
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, no graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Not Classified (Exclusively Graduate Programs)

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Ripon College's Library
Ripon College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 162,942 physical volumes, 1,515 physical media, 17,917 digital/electronic medium and 29 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Ripon College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 952 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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