College Senior 2013-08-16T04:11:52Z
For a small school, Ripon College is very diverse. We have students that come from many different parts of the world, which is a testament to Ripon College as an institution. Also, we have numerous on-campus groups that explore all different kinds of topics. Students are free to form new groups on campus, allowing the college to open new topics and ideas to students.
College Senior 2013-08-16T04:04:21Z
Overall, the nightlife is pretty good, especially for a small school. There is always a lot of stuff happening on campus, so there are opportunities to go out. The bar scene isn't the greatest, but it does decent for a small town. To me, it is more about the people you are with, not if you are on-campus or off-campus. For being a small school, Ripon tries its best to give us some nightlife fun.
College Junior 2013-07-28T03:00:41Z
The campus dorms are mostly old, but not poorly maintained. The contrast to that are the senior apartments, which are new and great to live in. The atmosphere in the dorms is great though, since most students live on campus.
College Junior 2013-07-28T02:58:36Z
Our food choices on campus are excellent. There are several options and the Commons charges by the meal, not by what you actually eat, which is awesome!
College Junior 2013-07-28T02:56:27Z
The parking situation on campus could definetely be improved, but it is not unreasonable. It is more expensive to get a parking pass for one of the more convenient lots, and the general parking is a walk from most of campus.
College Junior 2013-07-26T19:02:56Z
I received a really nice academic scholarship from Ripon - one of the ones you have to compete for, but repeats all four years you attend. The most frustrating aspect of financial aid for me was that even as tuition continues to rise, my scholarship remains the same amount it was when I got it two years ago. I guess this is understandable - the freshmen now are paying higher tuition rates than I was two years ago, so it makes sense that their scholarships will be higher. It's still frustrating, though.
College Junior 2013-07-26T19:00:57Z
Overall, I don't think Ripon is too strict about students' social lives. There's a pretty strict academic honor code, but I don't think that's out of line for them to implement. Obviously there are RAs and campus security to deal with underage drinking, etc, but if you're not being obnoxious and loud and stay in your room to drink (if you're underage), chances are pretty good that you won't get caught.
College Junior 2013-07-26T18:58:40Z
There are very few place to eat off-campus in Ripon, Wisconsin, if you don't have a car. Watson Street is relatively close to campus and has some cute/nice places to eat, but the town itself really lacks a variety of restaurants or student discounts, for that matter. There's a student discount at Culver's, but it's pretty far from campus, so if you don't have a car, don't plan on eating at Culver's regularly!
College Junior 2013-07-26T18:56:18Z
Ripon College is a pretty small school in eastern central Wisconsin - so naturally there's not going to be a lot of diversity. We do have some international students, which is great, but there's not a lot of ethnic diversity on campus, which is frustrating to a lot of people. People tend to be pretty open and accepting on campus, but then again, I think it depends on who you talk to. We definitely have the typical, mullet-wearing jock from Hicksville, WI, who isn't tolerant of much outside the "norm," but those people aren't the majority at Ripon.
College Sophomore 2013-07-19T23:37:55Z
It can get a bit cold but that's expected for Wisconsin. It's quite unpredictable, we get just about everything, but it's usually so beautiful there you don't really care too much and everything is so close together it doesn't matter that much.
College Sophomore 2013-07-19T23:30:31Z
The rooms are larger than most I've seen on any other campus and they tend to be well kept. event he smallest rooms are big and nice. The best options are the sweets for freshmen only and the senior apartments though. Also people are usually very respectful off one another.
College Sophomore 2013-07-19T23:27:08Z
I don't see to many drugs there but alcohol is a huge thing. Many kids on Campus drink though I've never run into any problems with peer pressure. If you don't want to drink you don't have to and people are very respectful of that. They'll ask once and if you say no they won't ask again. As for policy enforcement it's fairly relaxed. as long as you are in a room with a closed door you likely won't be bothered unless you are disturbing others. If you get caught underage though you can get in big trouble.
College Sophomore 2013-07-19T23:20:42Z
Parking is expensive and there isn't a lot of it. What little parking they have is poorly located. In general though Everything In Ripon is so close together it is ridiculous to even have a car unless you plan to drive home on weekends or go on trips outside of Ripon.
College Senior 2013-06-28T17:51:13Z
Drugs are not very prevelant at Ripon college. The big three are Alcohol, tobacco and marijuana which isnt different than any other school. No hard drugs that I know of so safety is naturally ok.
College Senior 2013-06-28T17:49:17Z
The campus is very diverse but again everyone has their groups they stick with.
College Senior 2013-06-28T17:48:15Z
Housing is terrible. The dorms are crap and they charge you an arm and a leg for them. Plus if one little tiny thing is wrong they will charge you for it. There arent really any places off campus you can get unless you split a house with 5 or 6 other people but you cant get off campus unless your a senior. AND worst of all, they dont allow greek organizations to have houses so fraternities and sororities all live in the dorms with other independants which is the dumbest thing ever.
College Senior 2013-06-28T17:43:29Z
Guys & Girls:
As I have stated before, everyone has their cliques they stick with and dont usually wonder outside of them. The girls to guys ratio is about average but most girls here are either weird or not very good looking.
College Senior 2013-06-28T17:41:55Z
Since the campus is small and so is the town not much transportation is needed unless going outside of town to go shopping or what not. Most places are near by so walking is the best transportation. besides that there is a taxi service that is relatively cheap if you stay within Ripon or bring your car or bike up would be the other ways of getting around.
College Senior 2013-06-28T17:39:17Z
If there were a lower grade than an F I would choose that. Ripons campus dining is the worst thing ever. The food is worse than dog food. I would rather eat dirt than eat the food we are served at Ripon. I absolutely hate it. It makes you feel horrible and you have to use the bathroom atleast 6 times a day and it is not pretty. They do not know how to cook at all. I can make better food than they can and I suck at cooking.
College Senior 2013-06-28T17:34:09Z
There are a few restaurants and fast food restaurants in the town but most places close around 830 so thats a pain if your hungry later or dont have time to eat until late. The food at most places is ok nothing special.
College Senior 2013-06-28T17:29:58Z
Athletics here are important but arent very good. The coaching staff for the most part knows what they are doing but there are others who are just not fit to coach college sports. Also the facilities are crap. The weight room sucks, we have to share a football field with the local high school, its a mess. This place would be a lot better with better facilities and a little better coaching. Most coaches are dedicated but dont know how to coach college athletes.
College Senior 2013-06-28T17:27:12Z
The atmosphere is very diverse at Ripon. Everyone has their own groups that they hang with and there is very little interaction with other groups. Its a very small school so everyone basically knows everyone which would be great if it werent so split up. Plus there are limited amount of good looking women which in my opinion is a downer.
College Senior 2013-06-28T17:22:41Z
The nightlife at Ripon usually isnt very good. There are never really any "parties" and when there are they are either hit or miss. During the time that i have been here there havent been many epic or crazy parties. Yeah everyone has their stories but for the most part campus is super boring and there are really only two bars that people go to. In my opinion, I would have more fun partying by myself than if I went out.
College Junior 2013-05-24T00:03:27Z
There are virtually no-off capus housing options, except for living with your parents or renting an old apartment.
College Junior 2013-05-24T00:02:04Z
The atmosphere is fantastic. It's a small town and everyone is friendly. The local churches host a free dinner for the students in the fall and the students are always helping out in the community.
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