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Founded in 1931, Ringling College of Art and Design. is a Private college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,340 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.
The Ringling College of Art and Design Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 99 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Ringling College of Art and Design include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,20% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 20 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Ringling College of Art and Design.
71 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.
56 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
73 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.
76 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.
76 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 76 % gave the school a 5.0.
76 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.
76 Students rated local services 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
76 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.
29 Students rated Ringling College of Art and Design
I graduated in Spring 2023 and it is a wonderful school. It is a art and design school, with specialized art and design majors such as Computer Animation, Game Art, Film, etc and would inform any student joining Ringling to make sure it is the field and specialization you want. It is a great school and very expensive, thus make sure it is worth every penny for the student’s academic journey. I studied in the Animation major, and I discovered I wanted to specialize in Storyboarding for Animation, because that was what I was interested in. I enjoyed creating story concepts than animating characters in Maya. Many who were interested in 3D modeling, visual development have done the same. Because of the intensive pressure and workload, it showed me what I wanted to specialize in, my strengths and weakness, which any great college should do. My advice is try to find your specialization as early as possible. Overall, it is a fantastic school.
There a few stores nearby but some are pretty far. The dorms are a bit too small for three people. There are desks for each person and next to each desk is a ladder to climb up to your bed. The bed is close to the ceiling so it's not good for people who are claustrophobic and/or have anxiety issues. Faculty are very nice and try to help you to the best of their ability. The campus is really clean and everything is in well distance from one another. The classes weren't too big and the teachers are helpful and well informed. The food is pretty good and there is a variety. Overall, everything has been well so far.
Ringling is not the typical college experience that you would expect to receive - and that's a good thing. Being an arts college, there are higher standards for skills that the average state college/university might not emphasize the importance of such as: Professionalism, Punctuality, and Respect. Ringling wants to prepare students for the real world by placing us in positions to work with clients and encourage seeking internships by helping students connect with employers in their field of study in a safer environment than if we were to seek them on our own. At the moment, I've rated this school 4/5 stars because I've only recently completed my first year here, and students further in the program tell me it only gets better. The only aspect I am iffy about is the student housing situation. They did not have enough housing for everyone that needed it even though they just opened a new building. They also tore down three old dorms to build a new one - which means less housing for new students. Besides that, I am ecstatic for the opportunities we will have next semester for upcoming projects.
Ringing College is outstanding when it comes to Motion Design/Graphic Design majors. Each of my professors are currently in their field of specialty so not only am I learning from the best, but I have relationships already developing in the industry. The campus is beautiful and the surrounding area is a coastal community with the best beaches.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Ringling College of Art and Design is 78%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
The right college is the one that is right for you. What is most important is that you go to class with an open mind and are willing to absorb as much information as you can. That is especially true in the arts, and it's especially true when you think you know something about the subject you are studying.
The most important thing is to have fun doing what you do. It doesn't mean that everything will be nice and cheery; on the contrary, most of the times it will challenge you, and you will feel overwhelmed, but at the end of the day, those challenges will help you grow as a student and as a person.
Amazing people that all have the same passion as me, Art, but different goals to achieve. They have a lot of talent and are very competitive but not mean people
The artistic environment.
I was so naive to think that I would potentially grow with the enthusiastic input and instruction from those I admied from afar. I convinced
myself that the extremely high cost was worth paying for because it was Ringling. I was mistaken, the amount of money paid doesn't justify what is really going on over there. I found myself faced with opponents that were unbeatable. They have their favorites, nothing you do can interfere with that.
Ringling is a great college, filled with teachers who are willing to help you out, and amazing classrooms and resources to use for projects.
Anyone who wants to follow their passion and achieve their dreams.
People that only go to collage to have fun and are not willing to work long and hard hours to make their work better.
Students that can not take critizism for their work. And last people that do not tolerate different cultures and ways of thinking.
The worst thing about my school is the amount of money it costs yearly. Living off-campus saves a lot. Even though it costs so much it's possible for anyone to go. I come from a very poor family with parents who haven't even graduated highschool and who have poor credit. If I can get the money to attend, anyone can.
My school is of the most renowned art schools in the world. Location-wise, it is set in beautiful Sarasota, about 5-10 minutes from the beach, and the downtown area is a fantastic place for shopping and site-seeing. Education-wise, Ringling does wonders for my prospects. Disney hand-picks the majority of its employees from this school, as well as dozens of other major corporations and companies. It's a hotspot for job oppurtunities and career choices, and those who attend Ringling have the advantage over many other art school students.
Ringling is best known for how well they perpare you for the real work feild when you graduate. They put you in real situations and give you deadlines you have to meet. They are known for having the best professors and a school full of talent young artist who are all ever helpful.
This school has amazing technology and great student-teacher ratios. Every student gets their own MacBook Pro and there are labs open to go to whenever you need them.
The most frustrating thing about my school is the cost. It's so expensive, I think my quality of life is lowered a bit becasue I can't afford most things. If I had more aid, and worked less, than I think I'd be healthier and happier.
If you want a an education that is severely FOCUSED and career sensitive, then go for it! It's not very flexible, once you're in there you dive into your major and you pay a whole bunch for it, so make sure you love what you choose to study.
Depends on the major. I've been in Illustration, and you don't begin to get a good idea of what illustration truly entails until your first semester of your sophomore year. Their very good and they kick your butt. It's no joke. If you're failing, you're out.
There are people who play soccer twice a week out in the courtyard and blast music. Though I don't know any popular clubs because there are so many. You'll find a niche somewhere, if you're into that.
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96% of students
attending Ringling College of Art and Design receive some sort of financial aid.
32% were awarded federal grants.
While 55% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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