Tuition & Fees

$42,990

$42,990

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

37%

63%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,142
Declined + 350
Total Received 1,492
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Private (nonprofit)

1,262

undergraduate students

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School Facts

Ringling, founded in 1931, is a private school of art and design. Its 49-acre campus is located in Sarasota, 50 miles from Tampa.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,262
Established in 1931
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Sarasota, FL

49-acre campus in Sarasota (population: 53,326), 50 miles from Tampa. Served by air and bus; major airport and train serve Tampa. Public transportation serves campus.

Ringling College of Art and Design
2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
69%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,142
Declined + 350
Total Received 1,492

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores
State residency

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Admissions Contact

James H. Dean
Dean of Admissions
P: 941 351-5100
F: 941 359-7517
admissions@ringling.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,764,602
State $1,443,832
Institutional $7,516,953
Other external $1,015,135
Total $11,740,522

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $143,887
Institutional $2,798,664
Other external $321,937
Total $3,264,488

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Advertising Design
Business of Art/Design
Computer Animation
Creative Writing
Digital Film Making
Fine Arts
Game Art/Design
Graphic Design
Illustration
Interior Design
Motion Design
Photography/Digital Imaging
Visual Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

1,262
students

Female
63%
794

Male
37%
468

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

93%

1,181
students

Female
63%
740

Male
37%
441

undergraduatePart-time

7%

81
students

Female
67%
54

Male
33%
27

Student Break-down

15%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Hispanic/Latino
49%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

79%

Transfer applicants accepted

43%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 58
Countries most often represented China
Hong Kong
India
Singapore
South Korea
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Amy Fischer
Associate Dean of Admissions
941 359-5034
afischer@ringling.edu

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