Ringling College of Art and Design Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#4151 of 14,131 In the World
#1175 of 2,597 In North America
#1101 of 2,496 In the United States
#36 of 109 In Florida
#2 of 4 In Sarasota

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
69%
Avg. cost to attend
$53,496 /y
Aid receiving
97%
Undergraduates
1,624
Male:Female Ratio
27:73
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree

Ringling College of Art and Design Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 69% 65% 70%
Applicants 2,420 685 1,735
Admissions 1,658 443 1,215
Freshmen enrolled full time 432 115 317

1,039 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

585 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 749 (46%)
Nonresident Alien 300 (19%)
Hispanic 247 (15%)
Asian 147 (9%)
Two or more races 77 (5%)
Black or African American 56 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 41 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$53,496/year
Average aid awarded
$15,919
Students receiving aid
97%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $47,001
$30-48K $47,026
$48-75K $51,025
$75-110K $54,173
$110K+ $55,227

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $45,130
Tuition in-state $45,130
Tuition out-of-state $45,130
Fee in-district $4,410
Fee in-state $4,410
Fee out-of-state $4,410

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,322
Combined charge for room and board $15,910
Room charge $9,170
Meal charge $6,740

Ringling College of Art and Design Majors

Major Bachelor's
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects 113
Illustration 112
Art & Art Studies, General 39
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 38
Graphic Design 16
Interior Design 7
Creative Writing 6
Photography 6
Fine & Studio Arts, General 5
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General 4
Grand Total 346
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 78% 74% 81%
  • Full-time retention rate - 80%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

Publications & Citations

Publications
109
Citations
752

Publication / Citation count by topic

Art & Design
41 / 188
Computer Science
38 / 390
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
34 / 22
Engineering
13 / 153
Cyber Security
11 / 46
Animation
10 / 7
Fashion Design
10 / 12
Sociology
9 / 5
Multimedia
8 / 161
Aesthetics
7 / 0
Business
7 / 34
Communications and Public Relations
6 / 6
Political Science
6 / 6
Environmental Science
6 / 4
History
6 / 3
Creative Writing
5 / 6
Computer Graphics
5 / 2
Psychology
5 / 14
Biology
5 / 11
Art History
5 / 1
Medicine
4 / 7
Telecommunications
3 / 1
Geography and Cartography
3 / 4
UX/UI Desgin
3 / 15
Human-Computer Interaction
3 / 151
Mathematics
3 / 6
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
3 / 0
Physics
3 / 0
Illustration and Concept Art
2 / 155
Astrophysics and Astronomy
2 / 0
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
2 / 4
Demography
2 / 7
Literature
2 / 0
Entertainment Industry Business
2 / 0
Blockchain and Cryptography
2 / 6
Management Information Systems
2 / 2
Engineering Management
2 / 1
Chemistry
2 / 7
Education Majors
2 / 0
Marketing
2 / 32

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 0 0
1995 0 0
1996 0 0
1997 9 0
1998 1 0
1999 0 0
2000 0 0
2001 6 0
2002 7 0
2003 10 0
2004 7 1
2005 3 5
2006 2 6
2007 8 6
2008 2 19
2009 10 26
2010 1 53
2011 4 43
2012 6 122
2013 8 161
2014 2 202
2015 6 265
2016 5 251
2017 2 247
2018 11 225
2019 3 300
2020 1 322
2021 2 323

Notable alumni

  1. David Bromstad

    David Bromstad
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    designerinterior designer
    Biography

    David Reed Bromstad is an American designer and television personality. In 2006, he became the winner of the debut season of HGTV Design Star. He has hosted a number of HGTV shows, including Color Splash, Beach Flip and My Lottery Dream Home.

  2. Bret Iwan

    Bret Iwan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    actorvoice actor
    Biography

    Bret William Iwan is an American voice actor and illustrator. He has been the fourth official voice of Mickey Mouse following the death of Wayne Allwine in May 2009.

General info

Alternative names RCAD
Ringling College
Founded 1931
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 388
Carnegie Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

Location and Contacts

Address 2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida, 34234-5895
United States
City population 55,000
Phone 8002557695
Fax +1 (941) 359 7517

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