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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    A+
FIDM Los Angeles is an above-average for-profit college located in Los Angeles, California. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,113 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the FIDM Los Angeles acceptance rate is 39%. Popular majors include Fashion and Apparel Merchandising, Fashion and Apparel Design, and Business Support Services. Graduating 73% of students, FIDM Los Angeles alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,900.
About Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
919 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
39%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$40,448/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,303/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
72%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.82 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,113Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
254
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles Reviews

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As a student who just recently visited the FIDM Los Angeles campus, I can say that my first impressions of the school greatly met my expectations. The campus is beautiful! Each class has about 15 students or less which if you enjoy being in a smaller setting, you'd definitely love FIDM. Everyone is friendly and I cannot wait to start my freshman year in the Fall.
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I’m currently enrolled at FIDM LA. I would say that it’s a great school, but it can be cheaper. Yes, we have great networking and connections at FIDM, but I believe that this school can be cheaper. I don’t find it necessary to have the books and items we need already in the tuition. I believe that it should be the students’ responsibilities to go find and buy the supplies they need for the class- mostly because we don’t use any of the books we get in class. Parking can be better. We have no cafeteria. Despite all that, FIDM is a great school to learn more about the Industry and get hands on experience.
FIDM's a great place to be if you want to do fashion related work on the west coast. They teach you the basics from the ground up in every major, so there's no need to be nervous about coming in fresh. Fidm also gives you the opportunity to explore different classes outside of our major. For example, if you choose to be a fashion design major, but want to explore product development, there are only a few class differences since there are so many crossovers between the two majors. Compared to other design schools, FIDM is more focused on teaching students the technical side of industry rather than culturing creativity.