Location
Sarasota, FL
Undergrads
1,313
Tuition
$36,640
Admission Difficulty
Easy
More statistics . . .
YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 281 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

{{ error }}
close
1 College Junior

Health & Safety: I had an accident on campus, right outside my classroom on the second floor in late Sept. 2013. I slipped and fell hard on a huge water puddle.. Security came to help me, and he made a comment to my roommate & I that the openness to the elements/rain have been bad in this area, and he was surprised that nobody has been seriously hurt before. When the incident report was reviewed, his comment had been stricken. I have had wrist problems and multiple surgeries over the past 7 years. I have a torn ligament that prohibits me from taking extensive notes, or drawing for hours at a time. This accident put my rehab back by about a year or two. My parents (both alumni of Ringling) and myself wanted to settle with the school directly... possibly by giving me a tuition credit. The administration decided to use an insurance company, which the school changed two months later. We have submitted every dr. report, bill, statements needed, and we are still waiting.

The school also has a clinic on campus. It is a good clinic, IF you can get in to see someone without missing two classes... and its operating hours are very sporadic. At times it is not worth it, as the line is long, and they will close before you are seen. Many times I have gone there during the day, and the clinic is not open.

College Junior

Scholarships: My father runs his own Advertising & Marketing company, due to the down turn in the economy many furniture companies are either closing their doors, or are paying up to half of what they use to pay for creative services. So over the past year, the business has lost all his clients except two.

My mother is disabled with Multiple Sclerosis. To keep me at Ringling for the past two years, and to help pay the bills, she has emptied her IRA, and other accounts.

I have taken out personal loans every year, up to the max I am allowed.

I have applied for Financial Aid, and am waiting to see if I can attend Ringling for my Jr. year.

Tuition is due this week, and prayers (& money) is greatly needed.

5 College Junior

Academics: Our work load is intense. But when I graduate I will have so many skills and certifications that I will be able to find a career job in my Major within just a few months... If I am not employed by graduation. I normally do at least one all-nighter per. week, if not more. for my hard work has paid off so far, as of my Spring grades were a 4.0, and I continued to be on the Presidents List. Ringling has Job Fairs, and so many well known companies come all year long to review portfolios. Some of them are, Disney &Pixar, Hallmark, Target, Universal Studios, Privately owned Interior Design groups from large cities all over the US.

5 College Junior

Academics: Ringling has a very diverse curriculum. Interior Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, Photography, Fine Arts, The Business of Graphic Design, Computer Graphics, Computer Gaming, and probably a few more that I can't remember. For my degree in Interior Design, I will have to get an apprentice job in my field to get a separate accreditation. I am a rising Jr. and this summer I have two jobs, one of witch is working for the largest photography & design studios in the US. It is called 'Kreber Studios', and they photograph room scenes for large furniture manufactures and also for retail companies.

College Junior

Guys & Girls: As stated before, my ID classes are so hard and time consuming that I don't have time for social life or relationships. Our campus is about 15 minutes from the beaches, Last semester, I think I went twice.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I honestly have no idea about how many students live off campus. It is not recommended from the school as they have enough on campus housing, and our curriculum is so time consuming, and our 'labs' are open 24/7 for us in ID to keep up with all of our projects and homework.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Our RA's don't follow through with the schools rules and policies. If we enter a complaint, it is either forgotten, or passed along without any follow through. We live in an old (1950's) duplex, when we move:d in last fall the plumbing that connected our toilet, sink and shower/tub had been compromised by decades of roots from the shade trees outside. It was so bad, that when my mother came to visit a month after school started it still bubbled water into the tub whenever we flushed the toilet, she called Security. They said that no report had been made, even tho we had called twice before. With my mother's stern complaint, they showed up within the hour.

We also had a terrible mold problem, which they blamed us as we had the AC unit in the 'Run' setting. We were never told anything about the AC, and I personally lost all my shoes and bags in my closet, wooden utensils in kitchen, etc.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Ringling is a very expensive College. With my major of Interior Design, I have very little time to go off of campus to eat.

For most meals, my roommate and I cook our meals. For special occasions, there are several convenience restaurants for our parents to take us to eat. You can find many different cultural places to eat at a variety of costs.

I don't know of any places that offer student discounts. Our favorite place is Starbucks, as it is open 24/7.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Ringling College of Art & Design is located in Sarasota, Fl. We have many excellent museums, and galleries to visit. The John Ringling museum and grounds are open for our students to use anytime, including a perfect place to draw or sketch the amazing architecture from the early 1940's.

We are about fifteen minutEs from Lido Key, and the State Park located at the end of the Key. Shopping for students on a budget are also within a short drive, with Walmart, Sam's Club and K-Mart. My major of Interior Design is one of the hardest at Ringling and therefor My roommate and I usually cook.

College Junior

Greek Life: There are no Fraternity or Sorority groups at Ringling College of Art & Design

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I live a good distance away.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Low crime, emergency call boxes throughout campus.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid facilities are good.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Three main eateries with descent food and prices.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Instructors good, program good, its all good.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I like my major. The instructors are nice and easy to talk to if I have a problem.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Nice campus, well kept grounds and security. Gym, lots of places to get away and study.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Average art students. Each has his or her own way of self expression. Everyone is very accepting of everyone else.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Variety of places at somewhat reasonable costs.

College Sophomore

Athletics: I do not participate in sporting events.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I do not belong to any Greek.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: A clinic is right on campus and everyone is super. Helpful and friendly.

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Everyone is very relaxed on campus and very liniment. Not many students would go out of there way to mess up now.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Sarasota is a really amazing. Place you could live anywhere and still be close to the school

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I really don't see much of it. Most students have too much on there plate to worry about relationships let alone drugs.

1 person found this useful Report
{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Rankings View more rankings . . .

Student Author Overview

No summaries have been written about this school yet. If you are a student at this school, you should take the college student survey.

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At Ringling College of Art & Design

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!