Sarasota, FL
Ringling College of Art and Design


70 Ratings

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Recent Reviews

Brianna
What is your overall opinion of this school?

As far as classes go, I absolutely love it. I've learned so much about game art and design already, and I've only just finish...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As far as classes go, I absolutely love it. I've learned so much about game art and design already, and I've only just finished my freshman year. The professors are all incredibly helpful and always make sure the students are learning and on track. Though it may be more expensive than other art colleges out there, I feel it is worth it for the quality of education provided.

Erin
What is your overall opinion of this school?

There are a lot of privileged and wealthy kids that get away with a lot more than they should. We've had problems with racial...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

There are a lot of privileged and wealthy kids that get away with a lot more than they should. We've had problems with racial harassment without anyone getting expelled or removed from campus. There are a lot of incidents on campus like car break-ins and attacks. Although public safety is supposed to patrol the grounds 24/7, we get notified of these incidents at least twice a semester.

Mathieu
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Ringling college is a well-balanced, creative institution which provides students with the tools and expertise needed to succ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Ringling college is a well-balanced, creative institution which provides students with the tools and expertise needed to succeed in a creative economy. It is an intimate, artistically motivated community where everyone is dedicated and striving for success in their creative careers.

Agustina
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It's amazing! The community is so involved and full of positive support. I feel surrounded by equal-minded individuals that s...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's amazing! The community is so involved and full of positive support. I feel surrounded by equal-minded individuals that share my vision, it's very healthy. The school provides highly modern equipment and just about any resource an artist may need, it's all at our fingertips. The faculty always knows how to help and provide us the keys to doorways that hold opportunity. Overall I love being part of Ringling College of Art and Design.

Paula
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RCAD is my safe haven. My whole life I have felt lost and this school has finally given me a steady step to stand on. The pro...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

RCAD is my safe haven. My whole life I have felt lost and this school has finally given me a steady step to stand on. The professors are not gate-keepers, they sincerely want to help and wish you succeed. The student body is diverse and there's a place for everyone. However, whoever wants to succeed must abide by the rules and try their hardest. This is not a place for easy A's and slacking. It is by far the best thing that has happened to me just yet.

Alex
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a very good college for a student who wants to pursue their dream to be an artist. I found the school when I originall...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a very good college for a student who wants to pursue their dream to be an artist. I found the school when I originally was in computer graphic classes in early high school. Once I moved into photography I saw that they had an amazing program for it. I have seen my work grow and improve. With the different classes I have expanded my possibilities of what I can do with my career once I graduate.

Clonia
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Ringling overall is a great school but a bit on the expensive. The school offers you various opportunities, but it is on the ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Ringling overall is a great school but a bit on the expensive. The school offers you various opportunities, but it is on the student part to partake in it. The dorms are not the best, but normally you do not hear your suite-mates. The classes are usually very informative, if you pay attention, and the size of the class is really great especially when you want to communicate with your teacher in the class. If you want to go this school and is having trouble with financial aid; I recommend you to try to get as many scholarships and get a job or a few to pay for this school because the amount of debt you may owe will be a lot, believe me.

Kai
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Ringling. I expect many people feel differently, your experience at Ringling will depend on your major. I'm a Computer...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Ringling. I expect many people feel differently, your experience at Ringling will depend on your major. I'm a Computer Animation major. Ringling tends to put more funding and attention towards my major, so there's a lot of perks. The major also caps off at 95 students, though drops significantly, so there's always enough resources and teachers for everyone in the major. Other majors can face problems when it comes to this. But, I can only speak for Computer Animation. In my major, the teachers have to have at least 7 years of experience in the field before they can teach a CA class. We have teachers who've worked at Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks. The work load is crazy in the core classes, but it makes you improve very fast. Housing on campus is pretty good. The new facilities are amazing and the older ones are alright. Though they have been over accepting, so the dorms are a bit crowded. It's not worse than a lot of universities/colleges, but it makes bathrooms a little bit difficult when 6 people share it. The food isn't great. Lunch is good, dinner usually isn't. If you come early on a week day, it's usually pretty alright, but weekend dinners are usually bad. Except for their soups. Soup is always a trustable option throughout campus. The clubs are great, though they usually dwindle in attendance when the workload picks up. I like Ringling a lot. Anytime I doubt the love of my school, I watch senior thesis films and it usually brings it right back. It's so inspiring to see what they learned in only four years and makes me hopefully I'll learn it too.

Abbigail
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Ringling has a very intense and involved education system. They encourage students to take every opportunity, and offer a lot...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Ringling has a very intense and involved education system. They encourage students to take every opportunity, and offer a lot of opportunities. They have a lot of extra curricular activities every week; some are designed to allow you to cool down after a lot of stressful work, others are well designed workshops meant to advance your education. Ringling also have a really good alumni career program. Food on campus is all right, but after a while it gets dull. There is an eclectic group of cafes, restaurants, and fast food places to dive into just outside the school. Campus living gives you everything you need-- air conditioning, a place to wash your clothes, hang out spots, a bed to sleep on, and a place to put your clothes. Downside (or upside) is you share with either 1 or 2 other people. This is what may make the space feel cramped. Campus is generally very safe, however on the outskirts of campus there have been some skirmishes. Never involving students or faculty. All in all it is an amazing school with amazing programs.

gabby
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I attended Ringling College of Art and Design's Precollege program in the summer of 2016 and I am now about to be a freshman....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I attended Ringling College of Art and Design's Precollege program in the summer of 2016 and I am now about to be a freshman. From my experience at Precollege I completely feel in love with the entire environment of the school and campus. I met friends of a lifetime and I was finally always surrounded by people just like me. I feel like everyone who is at RCAD was that art kid in high school that felt out of place. Ringling makes sure that you all feel welcomed, safe, and that you feel like family. Everyone from students to staff to the locals are nothing but friendly. The campus is stunning, It is forsake a place I love to now call home. Thank you Ringling for making me feel like I belong.

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  • Enrollment
  • 1,340
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $43,040
  • Acceptance rate
  • 78%

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