Ripon College

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Ripon College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Ripon, WI, a predominately rural area. The smaller size of enrollment, which is approximately around 900 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at Ripon College. A score in the range of 990 - 1220 on the SAT exam, or 19 - 25 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Ripon College average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.33 for accepted students. Ripon College accepts about 70% of applicants. Of those that are admitted, about 11% of students attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Ripon College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Ripon College was reported as 69.5% in Fall 2020 with over 2,900 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 19 - 25
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Ripon College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Ripon College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Ripon College has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 65.3%
  • 2017-2018: 67.5%
  • 2018-2019: 69.0%
  • 2019-2020: 69.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 63.7%

How Does Ripon College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Ripon College is twenty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Maranatha Baptist Bible College76.7%
Silver Lake College of the Holy Family50.9%
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design68.0%
Clarke University93.9%
University of Minnesota-Rochester60.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Ripon College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 600
Math510 - 620
Total Score990 - 1220
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score19 - 25
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