Ripon College is a private, four-year liberal arts and sciences college located in Ripon, Wisconsin. Founded in 1851 as a preparatory school, it was converted to a four-year college in 1863 with its first class of four women graduating in 1867.
Today, Ripon College continues to pursue its mission “to prepare students of diverse interests for lives of productive, socially responsible citizenship.” It looks ahead without forgetting its distinguished past. Among the 25 buildings that stand within its 250-acre tree-covered campus are the three original limestone buildings that stood witness to the commencement of 1867. These remain in use along with seven other buildings in the campus which were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
Primarily an undergraduate liberal arts and sciences college, Ripon offers a great number of academic programs in a wide range of subjects that includes romance and classical languages, politics and government, health professions advising, leadership studies, business administration and many more.
There are approximately 1,057 students enrolled in Ripon College, 92% of them living on campus. Students of Ripon are ably guided in their quest for higher education by fulltime faculty members, 97% of whom hold a doctorate or the highest degree possible in their chosen field. With a low student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1 and the average class no more than 20, students are assured of a focused, one-on-one interaction with their instructors.
Cost of attendance for school year 2010-2011 is US$34,851 and this includes full-year tuition of US$26,806; double occupancy room rate of US$4,090; cost of typical meal plan of US$3,680 and activity fee of US$275. Financial aid is extended to help students pay for their cost of attendance.