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Ripon College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
1,043
Total Undergrads
Including 12 Part-time
289
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

52% Women
48% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

Midwest Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

10
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $38,552)
10
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $37,543)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 28 - - -
Basketball 17 13 - Yes
Football 87 - - -
Golf 15 7 - -
Soccer 32 27 - Yes
Softball - 18 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 11 11 - -
Tennis 8 12 - Yes
Track and Field, Indoor 25 20 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 25 19 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 11 12 - -
Volleyball - 10 Yes Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Water Polo - - - Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.6%
Hispanic 2.9%
Non-resident alien 3.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 5.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 84.7%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 6%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
Other
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 2
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 7

Notable Alumni

  • Al Jarreau, Grammy award-winning musician
  • Brittany "McKey" Sullivan, winner of "America's Next Top Model"
  • Emma Helen Blair, created monumental documentary on the history of the Philippines
  • Harley Sanford Jones, Brigadier General in the Air Force
  • Harrison Ford, actor
  • Jon Wilcox, Wisconsin State Supreme Court justice
  • Otto Julius Zobel, inventor of m-derived filter and the Zobel network
  • Spencer Tracy, actor
  • Theodore Brameld, philosopher
  • Frank L. Anders, received the Medal of Honor
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Emelia from Forest Lake, MN
  • 4
  • At Ripon, living on campus is mandatory unless you petition the dean and housing director to live off campus. The dorms are not incredibly new or up to date, but…

  • May-23-2012 Read More
  • Dylan from Ripon, WI
  • 4
  • For the most part the dorm life is pretty decent. Not a whole lot of trouble, but if something does happen, the residence assistants are on it. …

  • Nov-20-2012 Read More
  • Katie from Oshkosh, WI
  • 3
  • The school tries to match up compatible room mates, but they don't always succeed. Also, freshmen can get suites, with three other people, but after your first year you get…

  • Dec-21-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Maggie from Ripon, WI
  • Feb-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Lots of options, though not all the time. The commons food quality isn't the best, but you can survive. We have a Starbucks, too.

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  • 4
  • Jorge from Los Angeles, CA
  • Jan-31-2014 I am a current student here

    Food is decent, compared to the rest of the colleges nearby. However, school food get old real fast. You'll miss your mama's cooking! But don't fret, every now and then, the chefs will take it up a notch by incorporating a theme in their foods, for example: Argentinian cuisine, French dinner, Vietnamese lunch, ect.

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  • 3
  • Queriontaeprice from Glendale, WI
  • Aug-23-2013 I am a current student here

    I'm a very specific person when it comes down to eating. The food to me is ok, and horrible to some, but the desserts are always amazing. Can someone say freshman 15?

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  • 4
  • Kaitlyn from Twin Lakes, WI
  • Jul-09-2013 I am a current student here

    There are 4 places to eat on campus, including Starbucks. The main dining area, the Commons, is all-you-can-eat which is fantastic, and there are other dining locations where you can snack or grab food during hours when the Commons is closed. The hours of the dining areas aren't as long as at a larger university, but the quality and caring staff can't be beat.

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  • 3
  • Samantha from North Fond du Lac, WI
  • Dec-20-2012 I am a current student here

    The food is edible but can get tiring after a while. Don't be afraid to check out the other places around campus. All the dining areas are cleaned and well maintained.

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  • 3
  • Dylan from Ripon, WI
  • Nov-20-2012 I am a current student here

    The food is not equivalent to home cooking, but is definitely not as bad as it could be. Most of it is pretty decent.

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  • 3
  • Emelia from Forest Lake, MN
  • May-23-2012 I am a current student here

    The food on campus is pretty varied- there are three places to eat. The Pub serves fast food, the Terrace serves pizza and sandwiches, and the Commons is a basic all you can eat cafeteria, that's open for all three meals, every day.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Queriontaeprice from Glendale, WI
  • Aug-23-2013 I am a current student here

    The Greek life on Campus is actually pretty surprising. Movies normally display people in fraternities and sororities to be mean people, but not here at Ripon College. Everyone has a chance, if you want to join they're happy to accept.

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  • 0
  • Kaitlyn from Twin Lakes, WI
  • Jul-09-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life on campus is active, and a productive part of campus life without causing the disturbances stereotypically define greek life on college campuses. Our sororities and fraternities support charities with their events and provide a second family to students who decide to join a greek organization.

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  • 0
  • Katie from Oshkosh, WI
  • Dec-21-2012 I am a current student here

    Can't really say, I haven't had a lot of experience with the sororities and fraternities on campus, but all the students I've met who are a part of these organizations are very nice.

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  • 0
  • Dylan from Ripon, WI
  • Nov-20-2012 I am a current student here

    Many different Greek life. All Greek life live in dorms so that they are more involved with other students.

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