Overview

Applicants
2,306
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average HS GPA
3.35

GPA Breakdown

27%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49

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Test Scores


Testing Policies


Deadlines

Early Action — November 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Talent / Ability

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11.2:1
Total Faculty
179
with Terminal Degree
89

100
Men
79
Women
9
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
63%
Graduate in 5 years
68%
Graduate in 6 years
72%

Majors

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Advertising.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Game and Interactive Media Design.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Illustration.
  • Interior Design.
  • Photography.


Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Aaron Blaise
Academy Award nominated director of the film "Brother Bear"

Mark Saffell
Award Winning Furniture Designer; Owner 5D Studio

Wendell Minor
Book cover illustrator

David Bromstad
Designer; Host of HGTV "Color Splash"

Brandon Oldenberg
Partner Moonbot Studios-Academy Award winner best animated short film 2012

Noel Haan
Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather

Ray Dillman
Emmy winning director of television commercials

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
63%
Graduate in 5 years
68%
Graduate in 6 years
72%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Oct 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,392

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$17,826

Average Need-Based Loan
$84,085

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
68%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$41,746

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$11,055

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,561
Foreign Countries Represented
57

Demographics

8.98%
Asian
3.40%
African-American
16.36%
Hispanic
46.70%
Caucasian
3.34%
Unknown
16.55%
International

69% female
31% male
97% are full time
3% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
73%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
87%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Clair Willrich

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
29
Number of Honor Societies
0

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
1

Sports

Athletic Division
Other



Sustainability

71/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
Yes

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Dell, and Hewlett Packard

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Gregg Prigerson
Director of Admissions

Address
2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

Phone
(941) 351-5100

Email
admissions@ringling.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Ulla Searing Student Center and deck
Selby Gallery
Crossley Gallery
Goldstein Library
Hammond Commons
Selby Gallery, Richard & Barbara Basch Gallery, Crossley Gallery, Goldstein Gallery, Englewood Art Center and Galleries, Hammon Commons Gallery, Longboat Key Art Center and Galleries, Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. Galleries, Diane Roskamp Exhibition Halls, Verman Kimbrough Memorial Library, Academic Building, College book and supply store, College owned furnished apartments and residence halls, state-of-the-art studios, photography studios, Hammon Commons Dining Hall, The Brickman Cafe, Outtakes Cafe, Susan A. Palmer Recreation & Wellness Center, project rooms, labs, laundry facilities, mail room.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Ringling Museum of Art
Siesta Key Beach
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Mote Marine Laboratory
Myakka River State Park
http://www.ringling.edu/Sarasota

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxi service, Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
The College is located approx. 2 1/2 miles south of the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport on US 41 (North Tamiami Trail)


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