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Ringling College of Art and Design Overview

Ringling College of Art and Design is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Sarasota, Florida. Sarasota is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Ringling College of Art and Design Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$56,934 Avg Cost After Aid
69% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Ringling College is 1%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Ringling College.
  • In <nil>, 67% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Ringling College bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $47,921 a year. That's about 17% more than their peers at other schools.
  • The average Ringling College student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Ringling College of Art and Design?


Contact details for Ringling College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234-5895
Phone: 800-255-7695

How Do I Get Into Ringling College?

You can apply to Ringling College online at:

Admission Requirements for Ringling College

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Ringling College?

69% Acceptance Rate
76% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 69%, Ringling College does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 24% of accepted students are men and 76% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 70%.

Can I Afford Ringling College of Art and Design?

$56,934 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
0.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Ringling College is $56,934. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Ringling College, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $12,755 a year. That adds up to $51,020 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Ringling College is 0.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Ringling College of Art and Design Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,635 Full-Time Undergraduates
72% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,663 undergraduate students at Ringling College, with 1,635 being full-time and 28 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,635 full-time undergraduates at Ringling College, 28% are male and 72% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Ringling College of Art and Design students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 162
Black or African American 50
Hispanic or Latino 223
White 733
International Students 341
Other Races/Ethnicities 126

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Ringling College of Art and Design. At this time, 36 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 66 countries are represented at Ringling College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, China, and India.

Online Learning at Ringling College of Art and Design

0 Took All Classes Online
1,185 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2020-2021, 1,185 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Ringling College has changed over the last few years.



*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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