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Ringling College of Art and Design
Sarasota, FL
Ringling College of Art and Design (formerly Ringling School of Art and Design) is a private, not-for-profit visual arts college founded in 1931. Its 30-acre campus is located in Sarasota, 50 miles from Tampa.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,341
   Women 873 (65.1%)
   Men 468 (34.9%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 78% of 1,752 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.27
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests       X
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $63,593
  Tuition and Fees $42,990
  Room and Board $14,390
Average Percent of Need Met 49%
Average Freshman Award $23,925
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 96
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 69% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Sarasota Population 53,326
Nearest Metropolitan Area Tampa-St. Petersburg
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 85% of freshmen, 69% of all students
Athletic Conferences  
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.1% Asian
3.7% Black/African-American
19.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.5% White
6.9% Unknown
International Students 16.0% from 57 countries
First-Year Students Returning 87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 60.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 5.0%