At Ripon, we take pride in delivering our students a significant return on investment.
- 98 percent of our students are employed, student teaching or in graduate school within six months of graduating
- More than 50 percent of our graduates go on to complete an advanced degree
- 72 percent is our five-year average acceptance rate to medical school
- 100 percent of communication majors pursuing graduate education in communication receive full-ride scholarships
We are honored to be consistently recognized as a “Best Bang for the Buck” college (ranked no. 23) by Washington Monthly and among the Top 30 liberal arts and sciences colleges in the nation for value by U.S. News & World Report. Click to view a more comprehensive list of our national rankings.
From your first moments on campus, you will benefit from the richly personalized academic experience that generations of Ripon College alumni consider a hallmark of their time here and a key reason for their success upon graduation. Career planning at Ripon College starts before your first semester begins. During Summer Orientation, you are assigned a faculty mentor based on your area of interest. Together, faculty members and staff in career services, student support services and alumni relations work with you throughout your time on campus to match your interests to concrete goals and construct a plan to help you succeed. Click to view our areas of study.
Ripon professors teach, encourage and challenge you to grow in ways that surpass your biggest dreams. They, along with staff in career services and across campus, and our active alumni network are genuinely invested in helping you reach your potential.
Every student at Ripon learns the skills employers say they are looking for most from their new hires: critical and innovative thinking, problem-solving and effective communication. This is our liberal arts and sciences foundation.
Yes, our students have their heads in the books, but they also are busy pursuing their passions, exploring the world, making friends and having fun, connecting with alumni on campus or at their offices, conducting serious research and contributing to the common good.