Ringling College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit school that was founded in 1931. It is moderately difficult to get into RCAD. It enrolls around 1,624 students a year, including 1,624 undergrads.
RCAD offers early action and does not offer early decision.
Around 69% of applicants get into RCAD each year. Out of 2,420 applications received in 2021, 1,658 students were offered admission .
Early Admissions at RCAD
Ringling College of Art and Design does not offer early decision. RCAD offers early action.
Mark Your Calendar! The EA deadline is on November 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!
|2021 Admissions Facts|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||69%|
Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to RCAD.
RCAD meets 55% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend RCAD full-time are awarded $27,430 a year in financial aid, on average.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..
RCAD offers housing for up to 1,298 students.
Most RCAD students live off campus.
The most popular organizations for RCAD students to join are Student Government Association, Digital Painting Sketch Club and Resident Student Association. Illest of Illustrators, Best of Ringling Opening, and and International Harvest Fest are the best-attended events on campus.
Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at RCAD.
RCAD is considered moderately difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities, recommendations and essays. The average high school GPA for a student at RCAD is 3.4 out of 4.0.
RCAD does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
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RCAD reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.
Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.
Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.
About 80% of students who start at RCAD return for their second year of college. Out of the 268 students who started at RCAD as first-time freshman, 188 graduate within four years.
Around 76% of students who started at RCAD earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.
Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 80 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.
The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $45,947 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
Based on this information, how does RCAD sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is RCAD a good school for you?
As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $58,244,083. The school spends $17,698 for each full-time student enrolled.
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RCAD is located in the urban setting of Sarasota, Florida, less than an hour from Tampa-St. Petersburg.
If you want to see RCAD for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 75 to Sarasota, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Sarasota-Bradenton International.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what RCAD and Sarasota are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to RCAD is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to RCAD is Continuous processing.
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Wondering what life at RCAD is like? There are approximately 1,624 students enrolled at RCAD. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 42% percent are from FL and 58% percent of students are from other states.
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