Ringling College of Art and Design

2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL

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Questions and Answers about Ringling College of Art and Design

Lola R.
1 year ago
After the initial Financial Aid package is given from Ringling College of Art and Design, are there any ways for that to be reevaluated or any way for students to be able to get more?
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What kind of merit scholarships does Ringling College of Art and Design offer?
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What sort of arts activities does Ringling hold?
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Majors offered at Ringling College of Art and Design

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Academics at Ringling College of Art and Design

Student Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Less Selective (67% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution
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Common careers for Ringling College of Art and Design students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Graphic Designer75k
Art Director70k
Creative Director68k
Motion Graphic Designer58k
Character Artist57k
Graphic Designer53k
3d Artist53k
Based on 749 student responses
50kAvg. Early Career Pay
79.4kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
36%in High-Meaning careers

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Student reviews of Ringling College of Art and Design

by Bold.org students







Recommended by

50% of students

Known for

LGBTQ+ friendly
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Helpful career services
Accessible and helpful professors
Diverse and Inclusive
Mikayluh Bowers
Painting and Studio Art
Acting And Theater
Art + 3 others



Ringling prepares you for your field a lot and has a lot of resources to help you get a job. They are very thorough and make sure you are up to date on current industry standards.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

My only caveat is to be aware of the expense and think about if Ringling is right for you. If you're going into animation and have the money, I definitely recommend it, but if you can pursue an equally good program for less money, like film or illustration, I totally would. It's not for everyone and you really have to figure out if it's right for you.

Zahra Merchant
Acting And Theater
Singing + 9 others



A great school if you are willing to work hard and are already have decent art skills before entering the school. You also need to be cognizant of your level in art compared to industry professionals and how competitive the job industry is. From your freshman year you should be working creating your portfolio, researching potential jobs, LinkedIn and a resume. The newer dorms are great but the older ones have more problems and the food is pretty gross but they are making a new dining hall. The administration can be dismissive and tries to cover up anything that ruins their image instead of tackling the root of the problem and why those issues happen. All in all the education is amazing but everything else is pretty meh.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Get your portfolio reviewed and talk to career services. Also ask questions to upperclassmen before coming.

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