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Ringling College of Art and Design is a private institution that was founded in 1931. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,376, its setting is city, and the campus size is 49 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $36,150 (2012-13).
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Ringling College of Art and Design is shattering the myth of the starving artist! Founded in 1931 by noted art collector, real estate magnate, and circus impresario John Ringling, the private, not-for-profit fully accredited college offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees (BFA) in: Advertising Design, Computer Animation, Digital Filmmaking, General Fine Arts, Game Art & Design, Graphic & Interactive Communication, Interior Design, Illustration, Motion Design, Painting, Photography & Digital Imaging, Printmaking, and Sculpture, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in the Business of Art & Design. The picturesque 49-acre campus includes more than 111 buildings, and enrolls 1,376 students from 42 states, 53 countries, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, more than 60% reside on the campus. Its 150 faculty members are professional artists, designers, and scholars who actively pursue their own work outside the classroom. During the past decade, Ringling College has evolved into one of the most prestigious institutions of its kind in the United States. Since 2012, Ringling has made tremendous strides in its reputation and programs: growing from six to 14 majors, adding two art centers to its portfolio, opening the madeby sales Gallery, and opening three five-story buildings, two of which received GOLD LEED certification! With a better than 2.2:1 computer to student ratio, Ringling College is recognized as one of the best and most innovative visual arts colleges in the U.S. In 2011, U.S. News and World Report lauded Ringling as The Most Wired Campus in the U.S. Each year since 2006, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, first-year students receive a new Apple Macintosh notebook fully loaded with licensed software for use while they are enrolled at the College.BusinessWeek named the College one of the top 60 Design Schools in the world, our Computer Animation program was ranked #1 in North America by the UK's acclaimed 3D World magazine two years in a row, and Imagine FX noted Ringling as the #1 digital arts college program in the world. In the past year, The Hollywood Reporter lauded Ringling as one of the top 25 film programs in the world, we hosted two major film productions on campus, and alumnus and trustee Brandon Oldenburg won an Academy Award! Ringling College students and alumni are heavily recruited by a wide variety of outstanding organizations and they are recognized for their superior art and design talents in myriad of art and design competitions. In 2012, Ringling claimed 61 local and 23 District ADDY awards, including 10 GOLD ADDYs which will advance to the national competition!
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Ringling College of Art and Design, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Ringling College of Art and Design is $70. It has an an acceptance rate of 73.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||73.3%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Ringling College of Art and Design is 12:1, and the school has 67.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Ringling College of Art and Design include: Illustration; Graphic Design; and Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81.2 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||55|
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Ringling College of Art and Design has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,376, with a gender distribution of 40.0 percent male students and 60.0 percent female students. At this school, 59.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 41.0 percent of students live off campus.
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Campus Info & Services
Ringling College of Art and Design offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Ringling College of Art and Design also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Ringling College of Art and Design, 58 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Ringling College of Art and Design.
|Students who have cars on campus||58%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Ringling College of Art and Design, 85.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,360.
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|Tuition and fees||$36,150 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$15,600 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data