About Ripon | Facts

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CHARACTER: Founded in 1851, Ripon College is a four-year, private, residential, liberal arts and sciences college; Phi Beta Kappa chapter

LOCATION: Ripon, Wisconsin, a friendly, safe community of 7,500, 80 miles northwest of Milwaukee and 180 miles northwest of Chicago; the anti-slavery Republican Party held its first meeting in Ripon on March 20, 1854

FACULTY: 97% of full-time faculty members hold a Ph.D. or equivalent highest degree in their fields

STUDENTS: 904 undergraduates from 33 states and 14 countries; 53% female, 47% male; 15% diversity

Mid-range SAT scores: 980-1270; Average ACT score: 24; average GPA: 3.4

ACADEMIC CALENDAR: Two 15-week semesters; Two optional three-week In Focus sessions

STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: 11.5:1; average class size is 17; 70% of classes have fewer than 20 students

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES: Internships; study abroad and domestic off-campus programs; Communicating Plus; independent studies; collaborative research with faculty; summer research projects; service learning; ROTC

POST-GRADUATE RECORD 96% of Ripon students are employed, student teaching or enrolled in graduate programs within six months of graduation; approximately 50% of alumni continue their education within five years of graduation; acceptance rate for students entering medical school is 80%, twice the national average

FINANCIAL AID: More than 95% of students receive some form of financial aid; need-based and/or merit-based scholarships, grants, loans and work-study from federal, state and institutional sources; merit-based awards range from $1,000 to full tuition annually; average need-based aid package for an incoming student is over $28,000.

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

Ripon StudentsCAMPUS: 26 buildings on 250 acres include academic, residential, cultural and recreational facilities

RESIDENTIAL LIFE: 92% of students live on campus; theme housing available; guaranteed student housing all four years

STUDENT LIFE: More than 70 student clubs and organizations include College Days, the oldest continuously published student newspaper in Wisconsin

RED HAWKS INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS: 23 NCAA Division III Midwest Conference teams: baseball (M), basketball (M+W), cycling (M+W), cross-country (M+W), dance (W), football (M), golf (M+W), softball (W), soccer (M+W), swimming and diving (M+W), tennis (M+W), indoor & outdoor track and field (M+W), volleyball (W); 35% of students participate in Intercollegiate Athletics.

RECREATION AND WELLNESS: 65% of students participate in 14 intramural sports; 3.5 mile system of recreational trails on campus; aerobics, yoga, other personal fitness programs

COMPREHENSIVE FEE, 2013-14 $40,417 (includes tuition, room, board and required fees)