Ringling College of Art and Design Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Ringling College of Art and Design
Ringling College of Art and Design. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Ringling College of Art and Design Admissions Overview:

Ringling College of Art and Design, with an acceptance rate of 77% in 2015, is a largely accessible school for those who apply. Students with good grades and a strong portfolio are likely to be admitted. For complete requirements and steps for applying, check out Ringling's website. Since the school focuses on studio art, applicants will need to put together and submit a portfolio as part of the application process; if you have any questions about this, feel free to contact someone from the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2015):

Ringling College of Art and Design Description:

Ringling College of Art and Design is a small, independent art school located in Sarasota, Florida. The picturesque 35-acre campus sits along Florida’s Gulf Coast, just minutes from Sarasota Bay and downtown Sarasota and within an hour of other major Florida cities such as St. Petersburg and Tampa. The college has a student faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Ringling offers bachelor of fine arts degrees for 13 artistic disciplines, the most popular of which include illustration, graphic and interactive communication and animation, as well as a bachelor of arts program in business of art and design.

Beyond academics, students are actively involved in campus life, with more than 30 student-led clubs and organizations and an extensive volunteering and service-learning program that generates an average of 12,000 hours of community service every year. Ringling does not sponsor any varsity sports, but students can participate in a variety of competitive and recreational club sports.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,262 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 37% Male / 63% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $43,040
  • Books: $2,700 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,306
  • Other Expenses: $3,664
  • Total Cost: $63,710

Ringling College of Art and Design Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 84%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 82%
    • Loans: 56%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $14,493
    • Loans: $8,491

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Computer Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 84%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 64%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 70%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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