An intense engagement with and concern for academic, artistic, and personal development of students have defined Ripon since its founding on the Wisconsin frontier and will always be enduring characteristics of the college. Vigorous and healthy growth will place Ripon in a distinctive class of intentionally sized, intellectually vibrant, and civic-minded colleges. Ripon will attract students of excellent character, great potential and high quality. Ripon will interact conscientiously with the local community and will extend its reach to the nation and the world at large.

Academic Programs

  • Research
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Exercise Science

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Additional Information

Ripon College’s extensive scholarship program is designed to recognize and reward applicants for their talents and abilities. We are confident you will find a Ripon education more affordable than many similar private colleges and in some cases state universities.  Ripon College academic scholarships are reviewed on a rolling basis following acceptance to the College. The admission application, along with its supporting documentation, is reviewed to determine eligibility for all scholarships.  The scholarship committee will begin consideration for an academic scholarship for those students who have achieved academically and have demonstrated leadership and service in their high school communities.

Pursuing a college degree is an important investment in your future. We provide 100 percent of our students with financial assistance and make it our mission to ensure a great economic and educational value per every dollar spent.  

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We encourage you and your family to schedule a campus visit to experience for yourselves why Ripon College is ranked among the best value liberal arts and sciences colleges in the nation. We offer a variety of unique visit programs throughout the year that provide you the opportunity to meet with faculty, current students, athletic coaches, student life staff and representatives from admission and financial aid. Visits can be individualized to your specific areas of interest to make sure that you are getting the most out of your time on campus.

Ripon College prepares students of diverse interests for lives of productive, socially responsible citizenship. Our liberal arts curriculum and residential campus create an intimate learning community in which students experience a richly personalized education.

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300 W Seward St PO Box 248
Ripon, WI 54971, United States of America

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