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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 1,364, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 49 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $36,624 (2013-14).
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For 82 years, Ringling College of Art and Design has been shattering the myth of the starving artist!(tm) 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 13 majors: Advertising Design, Computer Animation, Digital Filmmaking, General Fine Arts, Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Illustration, Motion Design, Painting, Photography & Digital Imaging, Printmaking, and Sculpture; and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in the Business of Art & Design.
|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 75 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||75.0%|
|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 72.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Ringling College of Art and Design include: Illustration; Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects; and Graphic Design. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||53%|
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Ringling College of Art and Design has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,364, with a gender distribution of 38.7 percent male students and 61.3 percent female students. At this school, 60 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 40 percent of students live off campus.
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|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
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, 56 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||56%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Ringling College of Art and Design, 63.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,886.
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|Tuition and fees||$36,624 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$13,205 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data