Sarasota, FL
Ringling College of Art and Design


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

Students should research academic and social situations at as many as 4 collages . First they should see if the college is a...

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

Students should research academic and social situations at as many as 4 collages . First they should see if the college is accreditted and has a strong department on the field they are wantting to go into,if they have a good counseling department with a strong career advisor, as well as the curriculum of the proffesors. They should see about their financial aids and the help they can get for tuition.They should go and see the schools and their sourandings. Ask as many questions as possible concerning classes,people who attend that school and see how liberal or conservative they are. Students should start college with an open mind and try to be friendly with others because it will probably be the first time that they will encounter the diversification of people and learn about other cultures, races and ways of life. They should not take things personal and try to see that is a different world of what they have been acostume at home. To be polite and respect others.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Very artistic people that are really willing to work hard at their studies. Students that are serious about their future and are not affraid of being critizised for their work.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

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.

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

Be patient! Make sure you take the time to visit the area you're considering going to school at before you make the decision....

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

Be patient! Make sure you take the time to visit the area you're considering going to school at before you make the decision. Don't let first impressions make your decision for you. This goes both ways, my current school isn't in the best neighborhood, but security keeps us safe and I live 2 miles away in a beautiful, safe neighborhood. Likewise, you may think the place is amazing but can come to find out the the people that live in the surroundings are rude. Visit more than twice. Leave the tourist stuff for the first time you visit, but make sure the next couple of times you do mundane everyday things to make sure you'll be comfortable enough doing them when you live there. Good luck!

What's unique about your campus?

Unlike other art schools, Ringling teaches its students about the business aspect of the artworld. In addition to that, our professors have all worked in the fields they teach, thus having first hand knowledge about what they're teaching us.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

nothing, I do wish I had saved up more money though.

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

The advice I would give would probably have to be that support is very important. Finding the right college is a process tha...

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

The advice I would give would probably have to be that support is very important. Finding the right college is a process that both parent and child need to share. Parents should be supportive and confident in their future college students and future college students need to take into consideration their parents concern. Such as cost of the college and if the college provides the appropriate courses for their desired major so they can get the most out of the education. From my experience, it has always been neccessary to have the support of my parents. Not only financially but also for my parents to have faith and confidence that the college I chose, I belonged at.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Mainly the crime that happens due to the bad neighborhood down the street.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any artisticly inclined person who is creative.

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

Make sure you are choosing the school that best represents what you want to do for the rest of your life. And parents be open...

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

Make sure you are choosing the school that best represents what you want to do for the rest of your life. And parents be open to what your student wants to fo

What's unique about your campus?

I think the best part of this school is the fact that it is small. When you are in a class, it is usually as small as it was in high school if not smaller, and you are treated much more as a name rather than a number.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I do not wish to of known anything more than I know now. I think that this school was everything I needed and more.

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

My school is somehwere you go to expand your mind and talents, find out who you are, and grow not only as a person, but as an...

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

My school is somehwere you go to expand your mind and talents, find out who you are, and grow not only as a person, but as an adult along the way in order to meet new people, open connections and learn how to thrive in the real world.

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

Of all the things I have learned, through people I've met over the past year and a half of my college experience, I have learned that, choosing the right college really does make all the difference. For students, I would say, make sure it's what you want, know what you're getting yourself into, and most of all, make sure you will enjoy it, hopefully these will be some of the best and most memorable years of your life. As for parents, Weather you are or are not helping your child financially, you should remember that this is a decision that will effect yours, but more importantly the rest of your childs life, in every way, from how and what they learn to who they meet. Make sure you don't push them into something they don't want to do, but always encourage and try to support them when they need it. This is the first time for a lot of people on their own, and it's always good to have a calm, sturdy figure like a parent to trust in if needed. Other then that, work hard, and achieve the dreams you've always had.

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

It's known as one of the top schools in the world for certain fields of study which it offers and, and the top school in the U.S. as well. Top of the line equipment is provided for us, and we have a nice localized campus as well as centralized dorms and housing. It has a nice atmosphere and good student support, teaching staff and faculty, along with good student programs and activities on and off campus.

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

Ringling College of Art and Design is a loaded palette with as many colors one could possibly fathom, there are so many possi...

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

Ringling College of Art and Design is a loaded palette with as many colors one could possibly fathom, there are so many possibilities for the panting of one's future.

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

Look around at all the possibilities! There is so much out there for any interest, make sure you sort out the perfect fit for yourself. Your education is most important over location, though a visit to the school is a great tool for deciding.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person with and open mind and heart for art and their community, without either, the tree will block the view of the lush forest beyond.

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

Make sur ethe student body is friendly. Usually tours are lead by students, and really examining the student body is very imp...

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

Make sur ethe student body is friendly. Usually tours are lead by students, and really examining the student body is very important. The education you get will be one that will also come from your peers. They help you study, as well as learn. They help you frind new ways to think and problem solving techniques no matter your type of Major. Also ask about the worload. Thoguh homework may not always be fun, you really learn from putting your extra time in and giving it your all. A good sense of competition among peers is always good. Many colleges may even have visiting proffessionals, workshops, and events gearedfor students. These things are veyr important also I think in helping a student grow and learn. Those that help you learn from proffessionals and give you chances at internships are the best. Just find a school you love and make sure the education is dead on.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

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.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The work load is very heavy. Some nights you dont even get to sleep, and a lot of the work is trial and error. If your teacher doesn't like your Illustration 9 hours in they areliable to make you redo which can leave you in a scramble. The first two years are hard, learning the basics and discovering your strengths. It's a lot of work, but its worth it. Everything you do here helps you grow.

Daryl
Describe the students at your school.

Artistic, interesting, helpful individuals who are focused on their academics.

Describe the students at your school.

Artistic, interesting, helpful individuals who are focused on their academics.

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

It is a very expensive school but worth the money spent for the education.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Students who are looking for education in the arts. This school does not have any sports.

JaymeLee
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Ringling is best known for how well they perpare you for the real work feild when you graduate. They put you in real situatio...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

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.

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

I would tell them that Ringling is an amazing school the student and professors and everybody who works at Ringling really does care about one another and there main goal is to prepare us for the real work place and to make sure you go out there when its your time feeling confident. That Ringling supplies us with the best material and keeps us up to date with porgrams who we can succeed. Professors will go above and beyond to make sure we understand and will always take your ideas into consideration and help you build off of it.

What's unique about your campus?

Overall i would like to say the students. Its like we are one big family. There is alot of different culture which i like., and everybody is willing to do anything to help out other student.

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.

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