Admissions

U.S. News & World Report Lists Ripon as a Great School at a Great Price

U.S. News & World Report unveiled their 2014 Best College rankings, and Ripon College made the list of National Liberal Arts Colleges that offer students the best value. In a 40 school list dominated by schools on the East coast, Ripon College was ranked 33rd in the nation, and was the only Wisconsin college to meet the criteria for the… Continue reading

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Mlodzik in U.S. News & World Report

Ripon College Dean of Admission, Leigh Mlodzik, was featured in a U.S. News & World Report article about college applicants still making their decision late in the college search process. The article discusses some of the remaining options for undecided students and the availability of financial aid and housing for late-decision students. Mlodzik says, “”We see all types of students… Continue reading

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Jennifer Machacek Named Vice President for Enrollment

Jennifer Machacek, a senior admission official at Marquette University with nearly 20 years of experience in post-secondary enrollment management, has been selected as Ripon College’s new vice president of enrollment. Her official start date is August 1. Machacek has served as Marquette’s associate dean of undergraduate admission since 2001, responsible for directing day-to-day office operations and all off-campus recruitment activities,… Continue reading

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Ripon College Named to 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Ripon College joins a prestigious list of colleges and universities named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Each year, the President of the United States recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and civic engagement, and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. Honor… Continue reading

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OPED: Shopping for the best college deal

Ripon College President Zach Messitte and Ruth Vedvik, principal at Minnesota-based enrollment counseling firm Hardwick-Day, penned an opinion editorial that appeared in the St. Paul Pioneer Press today on the value of a four-year liberal arts degree. “The value of a four-year liberal arts degree is still worth it, and high school graduates are voting with their applications, but they… Continue reading

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Regional school collaboration awarded $1.1 million McNair grant

A new five-year grant totaling $1.1 million will continue a highly successful and unique regional collaboration model between Ripon College, Lawrence University in Appleton and St. Norbert College in De Pere. The schools’ Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program was awarded the grant by the U.S. Department of Education TRIO division. The grant will support the McNair Achievement Program beginning… Continue reading

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