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Ripon College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 12 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

52% Women
48% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Midwest Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $38,552)
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


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%
Percent of students with disability 6%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Library on campus
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kaitlyn from Twin Lakes, WI
  • 4
  • Living in the dorms is awesome since almost all students live on campus. There are 7 dorm buildings, and offer something for everyone. Some of the buildings are older and…

  • Jul-09-2013 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • casmiria - milwaukee, wi
  • Aug-06-2016 I am a current student here

    the food is pretty decent, definitely not as bad as some colleges i've stayed at. one down side though, is everything closes by 10.

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  • 3
  • ripon sophomore
  • Aug-02-2016 I am a current student here

    the food is not fantastic, but it is not terrible either. there are three dinning areas on campus and each place has its own menu. you can learn to love it when you deside to try it all and get fun with it; mix up what you get every now and then and try some combinations.

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  • 3
  • Rachel from Wausaukee, WI
  • Jan-02-2016 I am a current student here

    Ripon College contracts with Sodexo Food Services. There are three dining areas across campus. The Pub and Terrace only serve meals at certain times of the day and are closed on weekends so the only place to eat on campus is the Commons. The Commons offers a variety of food options each day and is buffet style. Students often feel that the Pub and Terrace do not offer enough food for a meal swipe and should be open during the weekend.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • casmiria - milwaukee, wi
  • Aug-06-2016 I am a current student here

    being that ripon is a smaller school, sororities and fraternities live in the dorms, which is much different than the typical college experience where they each have their own house. however all sororities at ripon work directly with certain charities such as the ronald mcdonald house to help those in need.

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  • 0
  • Rachel from Wausaukee, WI
  • Jan-02-2016 I am a current student here

    There are a total of 8 greek groups on campus. They live in the dorms and host a variety of charity events and fun activities throughout the year.

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  • 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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