About Ripon | Rankings

Recent Rankings


America’s Best Colleges 2015

Ripon is a tier 1 national liberal arts school (No. 113) according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings. Ripon also made the “Great Schools, Great Prices” list (No. 30).


Washington Monthly: Best Bang for the Buck

Ripon College was ranked No. 23 among the top 25 Liberal Arts Colleges in the United States based on the economic value students receive per dollar.


2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

980 Ripon College students engaged in community service in FY2012, logging a total of 5,840 community service hours.

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Great Colleges to Work For

Ripon was listed in four categories:
• Healthy Faculty-Administration Relations
• Collaborative Governance
• Work/Life Balance
• Connection to Institution and Pride


The Best 378 Colleges

Ranked in The Princeton Review’s 2015 edition of “The Best 378 Colleges”. Only 15 percent of American colleges and universities have this distinction. The Princeton Review ranked Ripon in the top 20 colleges in America for “town-gown relations are great” (ranked #12), “professors get high marks” (ranked #14) and
“everyone plays intramural sports” (ranked #19).

2015 Fiske Guide to Colleges

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015

Compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015 is a selective, subjective and systematic look at 300+ colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain. Ripon is included in this year’s updated edition.

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Best Lifetime Return on Investment

Ripon College was named to this list of colleges and universities with the greatest lifetime return on investment. According to AffordableCollegesOnline.org, “Graduates from these schools enjoy the largest earnings gap between non-degree holders, over a thirty-year span.”