Ringling College of Art and Design
Sarasota, FL, USA


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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
Acceptance Rate
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Transfer Acceptance Rate
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Admissions Requirements

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Dual Enrollment
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Important Deadlines

Application TypeApplication DeadlineReply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier.November 1May 1
Fall Regular DecisionJanuary 15May 1
Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Application Fee
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Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
US States Represented
Countries Represented
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 855-255-7695
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

Unfortunately, whenever you have a question for a staff member or administrator when not on campus, they are always unavailable and can only be reached by email, never phone. It's very annoying. Also, work hard because it is a very competitive environment within the respectful majors.
Phillip from Punta Gorda, FL
Scholarships, scholarships, scholarships. It is imperative that you apply for any and every scholarship you can. You will have to scour the Internet and spend hours applying, or you will likely never be able to afford this school. The price we all pay for having the highest-quality education in the world is the enormous cost of tuition and fees. And although paying back loans after college for 20 years seems like a horrid idea to you, it will be well worth it when you get hired and have money in your pocket. Going to lower-quality art schools will not save you money because you will NOT be making any money when you graduate.
Joanna from Riverview, FL
Visit campus and ask a lot of questions. Look at a lot of different majors than your first choice. Live on campus for your first year and make a lot of friends. Do not skip out on all the presentations and meetings, they are very important to attend if you are serious about getting a good career. Always be working on your portfolio; make class assignments polished enough to use. Never print things before class, printers aren't always your best friend.
Chelsea from Jacksonville, FL
This school can be difficult, but it is a lot of fun. You have to work hard; ask questions, you cannot expect all the answers to just come to you, it's up to both you and your teachers to work together to achieve your goals.
Stephanie from North Port, FL
come to ringling in sunny florida, where you will learn that the starving artist is a thing of the past, and you will find your own personal path to success through learning the ins and outs of the business, from running a gallery to managing a movie to running your own business to working for a legendary company, this is the place to make it happen.
Alan from Bradenton, FL
Do your research! I looked at one school prior to beginning college, and it turned out to be a flop - I transferred in the middle of my Junior year and it was such a headache. The worst part of it all, it tacked on another year to my bachelor requirement! That's time and money that I never anticipated on.
Karrie from Wapakoneta, OH
1. Work hard.
2. Work hard.
3. Work hard.
4. Work very hard.
Nery from Pembroke Pines, FL
Make sure your portfolio is top-notch when you apply! Ringling bases some of their scholarships on your portfolio, so try to include a lot of gesture drawings or artwork that shows you have potential at the college!
Be prepared for hard work and long hours. But you will be rewarded for your hard work with a very enthusiastic teaching staff who will bend over backwards to make sure you become successful in your chosen field.
Lucas from Crestview, FL