Chances of getting into Ripon College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.5%
Admission Difficulty for Ripon College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Ripon College and can I get accepted? The school has a 68% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Wisconsin for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,691 out of 2,504 applicants were admitted making Ripon College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 43 percent. Ripon College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Ripon College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT
7%
SAT Scores for Ripon College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for Ripon College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1320
Average SAT Score 1220

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Ripon College?

Ripon College typically requires applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 in Wisconsin for highest average SAT composite score. 7 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Ripon College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >78%
1220 to 1320 Avg + 68%-78%
1120 to 1220 Avg - 56%-68%
1020 to 1120 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 1020 Low <42%
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Ripon College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
88%
ACT Scores for Ripon College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Ripon College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Ripon College?

Admission data indicates that Ripon College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 in Wisconsin for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 88 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Ripon College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Ripon College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >78%
23 to 26 Avg + 68%-78%
20 to 23 Avg - 56%-68%
17 to 20 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 17 Low <42%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.4*
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Ripon College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Ripon College was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in Wisconsin for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Ripon College accepts 68% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Ripon College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,459 1,045 2,504
Accepted 1,039 652 1,691
Acceptance Rate 71% 62% 68%
Enrolled 146 91 237
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 14% 14%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Ripon College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Ripon College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Ripon College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=239628 IPEDS survey data for Ripon College.

Frequently Asked Questions

7% of students submit their SAT scores to Ripon College. 88% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

68% of those who apply are granted admission to Ripon College. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1120 and 1320. 7% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 88% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.