Ringling College of Art and Design
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Ringling College of Art and Design is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,752 applications and 1,369 students were granted admission. Ringling College of Art and Design is at the #76 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

Ringling College of Art and Design uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

  • Secondary school rank
  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in Ringling College of Art and Design, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 562 1,190 1,752
Admitted students 410 959 1,369
Enrolled students 120 235 355
Acceptance rate 73% 80.6% 78.1% 64%
Yield 29.3% 24.5% 25.9% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Advanced placement (AP) credits
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Not Accepted
Credit for life experiences

Application Fee

Undergrad students

Admission Deadlines

September 1

  • Applicants notification date
Transfer application (regular) : Rolling admission

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Ringling College of Art and Design.

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26.2 mile away
The University of Tampa
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Everest University-Tampa
44.1 mile away
Florida College
47.7 mile away
Florida Southern College
59.2 mile away
Southeastern University
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Warner University
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Saint Leo University
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