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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
Ringling College of Art & Design is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234
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Ringling College of Art & Design Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$44,386/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $39,755/ year
  • $30-48k
    $40,890/ year
  • $49-75k
    $44,146/ year
  • $76-110k
    $45,478/ year
  • $110k+
    $46,048/ year
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  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
30%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,270Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
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  • Friendly, hardworking
    65%
  • Hard working weirdos
    24%
  • Stuck up, odd, not attractive, scary
    12%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.29 responses
Poll
74%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Magical
    40%
  • Hard working
    30%
  • Top notch
    15%
  • Terrifying
    5%
  • Unprogressive
    5%
  • Work-mill
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
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Ringling College of Art & Design Reviews

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The teachers have usually worked in the field they teach so they really know what they're talking about and try to help us all become better artists. There's kind of a mentally draining mindset though to put your work and your networking first, no matter if it affects your mental health. It's also not a very racially diverse accepting or knowledgeable campus, but we're working to change that to make it into a more welcoming and comfortable for all! Overall, I feel like what I'm paying for, which is the education, has been worth the money and is making me a better artist!
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My experience at Ringling College of Art and Design was fantastic! I was only there for as a first-year Illustration student, but I left there with more knowledge of drawing than when I went in.

I will say, that it was a tough journey, what with my limitations being pushed, but it was well worth it in the end. I can now see perspectives in a completely new...perspective!

Drawing for Illustrators was a new experience for me, too. I really hated painting, and the entire class was done with Gouache paint. But it helped me see lighting and color differently. I learned how to control the paint a lot better. If given the opportunity, I would like to go back.

My only issue is the cost. It is considered one of the most expensive schools in the country, and they prove that with how much the tuition is. I spent more money on supply refills than anything else.

Other than that, I loved Ringling.
Teachers are great, you'll learn a lot. They are having trouble keeping up with dorm space but the new dorms should be finished soon? Food on campus can be a bit questionable, but there are some good places within walking distance. The book store/cafe across the street has some great tea and sandwiches!