Otis College of Art and Design

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School Overview

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

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

*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.

Otis College of Art and Design Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(800) 527-6847
Website:www.otis.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.otis.edu/admissions
Address:9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,078
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):57%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:5 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,078 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$44,020
Out-of-state Tuition:$44,020
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:76%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$17,557

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Otis College of Art and Design Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Otis College of Art and Design.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Visual and Performing Arts63
Grand total74

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Otis College of Art and Design.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Otis College of Art and Design and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$44,020
Out-of-state$44,020
Books and supplies$1,400

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$44,020
Out-of-state$44,020

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid14676%
Grant or scholarship aid14676%$17,557
Student loan aid7740%$6,533

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid84977%$18,798
Federal student loans55650%$7,824

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Otis College of Art and Design. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Otis College of Art and Design students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants851239612
Percent admitted100%93%93%
Percent admitted who enrolled24%27%23%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Otis College of Art and Design Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,078
Undergraduate enrollment1,023
Graduate enrollment55

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Otis College of Art and Design Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does 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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