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Ringling College of Art and Design

Sarasota, FL
University Website: www.ringling.edu
Apply Online: www.commonapp.org
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Ringling College of Art and Design is a private four-year accredited college located in Sarasota, Florida that was founded by Ludd M. Spivey as an art school in 1931 as a remote branch of Southern College, which had been founded in Orlando during 1856.

The art school separated from Southern College and became an independent nonprofit institution in 1933 and has changed names several times. It qualified for full accreditation as a degree-granting institution by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools on December 11, 1979. Upon joining as a member, accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art was granted in 1984.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $32,280.00 avg tuition

2700 North Tamiami Tr
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895
(800) 255-7695

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Financial Aid:

Areas of Study:

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Ringling College of Art and Design

Applied 1,314
Admitted 963 73%
Enrolled total 286
Full Time: 286
Part Time 0
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Math 0 0
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 0 0
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 83%
4-year graduation rate 53%
6-year graduation rate 63%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Required
Admission Test Scores Recommended
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Ringling College of Art and Design

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $32,280.00 $32,280.00 $32,280.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $2,560.00 $2,560.00 $2,560.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,505.00 $1,505.00 $1,505.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
(with family)
Room and Board $15,000.00 $15,000.00 $850.00
Other Expenses $850.00 $850.00 $850.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $70.00
Graduate Application Fee $0.00
Books and Supplies $2,650.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 85%
Percent receiving grant aid 77%
Avg amount of grant aid $8,760.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 67%
Avg amount of student loan aid $8,508.00

Ringling College of Art and Design

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects X
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X
Game and Interactive Media Design X
Graphic Design X
Illustration X
Interior Design X
Photography X

Scholarships for Students in Florida

Name Amount Deadline
Suncoast Credit Union Scholarship $10,000 May 24, 2017
FOWA Scholarship Program $1,000 May 19, 2017
Myra McDaniel Endowed Scholarship Varies October 26, 2017
Costas G. Lemonopoulos Scholarship Varies June 01, 2017
NEWH Sunshine Chapter Scholarship Varies July 15, 2017

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