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Otis College of Art and Design

The Otis College of Art and Design was founded in 1918 as Los Angeles’s first professional school of art. The school’s central campus is located at 9045 Lincoln Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, at the former headquaters of IBM Aerospace center. An architectural relic of the 1960s, the building was completely remodeled in 2011 by Otis College to reflect the unique personality of the school.

General Information

Admission Office 9045 Lincoln Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90045-9785 (310) 665-6820 (800) 527-6847 Fax: (310) 665-6821 admissions@otis.edu Contact: Marc Meredith Dean of Admissions Main Address 9045 Lincoln Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90045 (310) 665-6800 www.otis.edu
Size Total undergrads: 1,140 First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 225 Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,139 Graduate enrollment: 66 Setting Urban setting Very large city (over 500,000) Commuter campus Degrees offered: Bachelor’s Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee College has an application fee: Yes Regular application fee: $50 Online application fee: $50 Enrollment Rates Percent applicants admitted: 53% Percent students who return sophomore year: 76%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $28,896 $30,464 $31,360 $32,900 +4.91%
Books and Supplies $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $30,296 $31,864 $32,760 $34,300 +4.70%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $33,200
In-state Student Fees $700
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $33,200
Out-of-state Fees $700

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 196 87%
Grant or scholarship aid 192 85% $2,272,355 $11,835
• Federal grants 74 33% $314,407 $4,249
• Pell grants 74 33% $284,407 $3,843
• Other federal grants 20 9% $30,000 $1,500
State/local government grant or scholarships 53 24% $426,348 $8,044
Institutional grants or scholarships 191 85% $1,531,600 $8,019
Student loan aid 124 55% $899,014 $7,250
• Federal student loans 124 55% $664,610 $5,360
• Other student loans 16 7% $234,404 $14,650

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 219 29 - - -
Architecture and Related Services 18 - - - -
Environmental Design/Architecture 18 - - - -
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters - 10 - - -
Creative Writing - 10 - - -
Visual and Performing Arts 201 19 - - -
Commercial and Advertising Art 8 - - - -
Design and Applied Arts, Other 14 - - - -
Design and Visual Communications 11 - - - -
Fashion/Apparel Design 41 - - - -
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other 44 - - - -
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other - 8 - - -
Fine/Studio Arts 29 11 - - -
Graphic Design 30 - - - -
Industrial and Product Design 24 - - - -

Above data represent first majors only.

(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs Architecture B Environmental Design B Interior Architecture B Landscape Architecture B Arts, Visual & Performing Art – General B Design/Visual Communications B Fashion Design B Fine/Studio Arts B Graphic Design B Illustration B Industrial Design B Interior Design B Multimedia B Painting B Photography B Sculpture B Communications Technologies Animation/Special Effects B Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree B = Bachelor’s degree C = Certificate or diploma

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