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Ripon College ranks third in Wisconsin for health and wellness majors, according to data published in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard.

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Ripon College has been ranked No. 2 of the 25 best colleges in Wisconsin by College Choice. The organization based its rankings on academic quality and return on investment.

Washington Monthly 2019 College RankingsWashington Monthly

Ripon ranks second in Wisconsin and 21st in the Midwest for “Best Bang for the Buck” for helping non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices, according to Washington Monthly.


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College Consensus

College Consensus “Most Innovative Colleges” ranks Ripon College among the Top 50 Most Innovative Colleges in the U.S. for its 20-credit applied innovation Catalyst curriculum and its efforts to build Career and Professional Development into all four years.

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Study.com ranks Ripon College’s Economics Department #1 in Wisconsin and #15 in the U.S. The ranking is based on outcomes measured by the Dept. of Education as well as unique program features and opportunities offered to students.

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The Princeton Review

Ripon College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review’s 2021 edition of The Best 386 Colleges. Ripon also was named to its Best Regional Colleges list. The annual list is based on survey data collected from students at more than 2,000 U.S. colleges across the country. Only five of those designated are in Wisconsin.

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Ripon College is ranked the No. 2 school in Wisconsin for being focused on studies of political science and government, according to the website collegefactual.com. “A university or college focused on your major means you are very likely to have great opportunities awaiting you after graduation,” the report states. “It’s difficult to beat Ripon College if you wish to study Political Science & Government.”

US News & World ReportNo. 1 for Social Mobility

Ripon is listed among the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges and as the top school in Wisconsin for social mobility in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings.

Money MagazineAmerica’s Best Colleges

Ripon was named to Money Magazine’s 2022 Best Colleges in America and Best Liberal Arts Colleges lists. The list ranks schools that successfully combine quality and affordability, based on factors such as tuition costs, family borrowing and career earnings.