As a student at Ripon College, you can take advantage of our four-year graduation guarantee. That means you’ll finish on time, and the classes you need to complete your degree will be available for you when you need them, pending you remain in good academic standing, declare a major course of study by the end of sophomore year, and follow an approved course plan.
Students may choose from a total of 31 majors, 42 minors, or customize a course plan in pursuit of competitive placement in a variety of professional degree programs, including but not limited to: pre-engineering, pre-law and pre-med and health sciences. Any student regardless of major may elect to earn Ripon’s innovative minor in Socially Responsible Leadership.
Each incoming student is assigned a faculty mentor based on his or her area of interest. Together, faculty mentors and staff in Career Services work with students throughout their time on campus to help set goals and construct a course plan to reach those goals. The opportunities for internships, networking and learning professional skills are limitless.
The College’s academic year is comprised of two semesters and an optional three-week session, Liberal Arts In Focus, which immediately follows spring commencement. For most In Focus programs, participants will spend a week on campus in intensive study and preparation, followed by two weeks of travel to locations around the U.S. or destinations overseas. Off-campus study is highly encouraged; many Ripon College students elect to spend a semester off-campus on a focused area of study.