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 of students who return for 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
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.
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