Sarasota, FL
Ringling College of Art and Design


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Recent Reviews

Matthew
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

finding the right college is tricky, I would recomend researching through current students and/or alumni. As for making the m...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

finding the right college is tricky, I would recomend researching through current students and/or alumni. As for making the most of college, you should take more information than whats given to you by the teachers, go out, and experience what your learning.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who loves to learn, is open minded, and draws for fun is the type of person who should attend this school.

Laura
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Ringling is considered the best computer animation school in the country, possibly in the entire world, and in order to keep ...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Ringling is considered the best computer animation school in the country, possibly in the entire world, and in order to keep that reputation they will work you to the point of a mental breakdown.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The most important thing to consider when choosing a college is not the college's credibility, but rather, what kind of student you are, and if this college is right for you personally. Being happy in your descisions is what really matters, because when you're happy and all your needs are met you will be able to do your best academically. While college is about learning a skill that you can build a career from, its also an important time of growth for everyone. Its important to find a college that will allow you to grow and perhaps make a few mistakes along the way. The best gauge of a college is any information you can gain from the actual students, before you decide on anything try to visit the campus and talk to the students.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anyone who is lazy or rather, not commited to what thye are doing. If you don't have a strong reason to be here you're not going to do the incredible amount of wok they give you. Anyone who needs to have a lot of free time or a very involved social life, you won't have time for that here. People who are combatant. Unwilling to comply to the rules or follow the suggestions teachers give. Anyone who isn't interested in art.

Kyler
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The quality of the programs of study available is well above most other art schools. It's very warm and there are beaches f...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The quality of the programs of study available is well above most other art schools. It's very warm and there are beaches five minutes away. It's small and fosters a closer knit community, especially with instructors.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It's very important to visit the school you are interested in. If available, attend a pre-college program for high schoolers that may be offered as a preview of the college experience. If you are going to invest tremendous amounts of money in an art school, make sure that you are completely honest with yourself about what you want out of life and how good your work is. You don't have fantastic abilities when you apply, but you should definitely be very serious about your getting better. When attend school it is very important to remember not to take it for granted. It is a treasure, if you let it be. The attitude of the student has far more to do with how much they get out of their classes and their time than the assignments or instructor does. Make as many friends as you can, be open and tolerant to everyone you meet. Always be willing to give other students the benefit of the doubt and never, NEVER become party to gossip. One of the worst things you can do is let your college experience function the same way high school did. Just live truthfully.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anyone who wants to go to college in order to party and get wasted. This is not the school for that. Go to a university if that is what you want. Anyone who is unmotivated, lazy and doesn't really, truely love art probably should look into spending more than one-hundred thousand dollars in some more useful manner.

Julienne
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Ringling is a unique aand very artistic school that teaches us to be the best artists we can be in our field. The school does...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Ringling is a unique aand very artistic school that teaches us to be the best artists we can be in our field. The school doesn't try to surppress your individuality, it helps you to coax out your own individual style of creating and thinking .

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice for anyone trying to finding the right college for them is knowing the atmosphere they would be most comfortable in. If you feel that you can't learn in a very crowded environment, then don't choose a school that is overcrowded. Choose someplace where you would feel comfortable with the atmosphere and workload. As for making the best out of your college experience, just don't lock yourself in a shell. Take this advice from someone who's done that already, "you will be miserable". Get to know new people and join in activities. College is what you make of it. If you want to be lazy and depressed then that's what will happen to you. It's all about mind over matter.

What's unique about your campus?

I think the best thing about my school are the teachers. They are people that I respect and know are the best in the field that I am studing for. Teachers care about us learning everything we possibly can, so that we may be as successful as they have been.

Olivia
Describe the students at your school.

Unique and interesting and an ecletic group of people

Describe the students at your school.

Unique and interesting and an ecletic group of people

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell upcoming students to look around at colleges. To make this choice based on what is best for you and what you are planning to do in the field of their choice. The first year of college is very hard, but while experiencing it you learn a lot. You grow up as a person and start to become an adult. You have to apply yourself and not get destracted by your friends,dating,and parties.You need to remember that your number one focus is school and your job is to do well in it. College is hard, but once you get through it; even if its just one year at a time you learn so much and you'll feel proud that you did. That you stuck to it and got through it. All you have to do is work hard and concentrate.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

someone who isn't focused on school.This school has a very demanding work load. You have to take five classed each semester if you are full time.You have to be focused.

jennifer
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You HAVE to visit the schools before you decide and it wouldnt hurt to find people currently enrolled, on facebook or somethi...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You HAVE to visit the schools before you decide and it wouldnt hurt to find people currently enrolled, on facebook or something so you can talk to them. If your not comfortable when you visit you wont be happy when youre going to school there. you should also live on campus with a room mate your first year so you know youll always have someone around to get to know and its easier to participate with on campus things and get to know more people

What kind of person should not attend this school?

a person who would rather party every night and doesnt know how to manage there time well should not go to this school. you HAVE to buckle down and get your work done or they might end up kicking you out of your major.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

i guess we brag most about where our friends that graduate here end up. and the big deal artists that come to talk to us

Andrea
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are amazing people. Some of them open minded, others too closed minded. Either way, it is good to find people o...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are amazing people. Some of them open minded, others too closed minded. Either way, it is good to find people of different perspectives, even if they are artists, because it gives a glimpse of my collegues and contemporaries once I graduate and proceed to the professional world.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To do their research on time. A person in high school has a perspective (either cloudy or clear) of what they want to do and supporting them on what they wanna do and warning them about the different sacrifices they have to do be in that major is the best thing a parent can do to their children. Parents need to support their children in every moment, especially if there are moments of social moments or academic struggles. Many kids come to college thinking they are all alone in this persue for their diplomas and even if the kid might not like it, it is good the parents are there to make sure everything is fine with them. Believe me, they will thank them for their attention and support.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The kind of person who is not disciplined enough to commit to art and making pieces mostly every day. A person in this school has to be self-motivated and involved in their majors to do well in campus.

Cat
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Work as hard as your body and mind will allow. Get in the labs, everyday, and do your absolute best in there. No excuses. Stay inspired and create non-stop. Don't burn out. Know your limits. Take breaks when you need them but be sure you are taking them with the right intentions. Be one of the 10 folks who are in the labs on a Friday and Saturday night. Never feel down that you are missing the party or the bar. Be brave enough to sacrifice the college experience to milk your education for all it's worth. Respect those who believe otherwise, but don't let them drag you down. Meet, befriend and learn from folks who are better than you. Give your time to others who want and need it. Set realistic goals for yourself every day and don't sleep until you meet them. Learn, absorb, share, grow. Understand that no one will give it to you, you have to take it. Accept that your classmates are your competitors, but understand that iron sharpens iron. Anyone adding water to the bay makes all boats rise. Work together, bounce off each other, keep raising the bar.

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  • $43,040
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  • 78%

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