Otis College of Art and Design

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9045 Lincoln Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90045

Phone: (310) 665-6800
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Otis College of Art and Design is a private institution that was founded in 1918. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,105, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 5 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $39,430 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Otis College of Art and Design prepares diverse students of art and design to enrich our world through their creativity, their skill and their vision. Otis is a four year Bachelor of Fine Arts program that offers majors in seven areas: Communication Arts (Graphic Design, Advertising, Illustration), Digital Media, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Fashion Design, Fine Arts (Painting, photography, Sculpture/New Genres), Product Design and Toy Design. The cornerstone of the Otis program is the first year curriculum, which is called Foundation. Students from all majors take the core studio classes: drawing and composition, figure drawing, two and three dimensional design. In these integrated classes students build the art, design and creative skills and vocabulary that are the "foundation" of their subsequent studies and future work. Students enter their sophomore year well prepared to begin work in their major. Graduate programs offered in fine arts, public practice, writing and graphic design.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1918
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $13,698,900


When applying to Otis College of Art and Design, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Otis College of Art and Design is $60. It has an an acceptance rate of 54.9 percent.

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Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 54.9%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Otis College of Art and Design is 5:1, and the school has 67 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.5 percent.

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Student-faculty ratio 5:1
4-year graduation rate 45%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Otis College of Art and Design has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,105, with a gender distribution of 34.4 percent male students and 65.6 percent female students.

Total enrollment 1,165
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Otis College of Art and Design offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health insurance. Otis College of Art and Design also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Otis College of Art and Design.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Otis College of Art and Design, 71.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $16,717.

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Tuition and fees $39,430 (2013-14)
Room and board $11,800 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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