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Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles
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  • 4 Year
  • LOS ANGELES, CA

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grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade unavailable
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade C minus
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade unavailable
  10. Campus Food
    grade unavailable
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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919 S GRAND AVE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90015
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From Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles

Named a Top 10 Graphic Design School by College Magazine and one of the Top 10 Sustainable Fashion Schools in the World by the University Network, FIDM is an accredited, California-based college offering graduate and undergraduate degrees in design and creative business. The college, which has been educating students for over 50 years, offers 30+ majors including fashion design, fashion marketing and product development, business management, digital cinema, beauty marketing and product development, interior design, graphic design, digital marketing, and many more.

FIDM students collaborate on special Industry Partner Projects with brands like Nike, Disney, Murad, Victoria’s Secret, and Pixar, among many others. The college's faculty consists of notable talent such as Emmy-award winner Tom Henkenius, Grammy-award winning designer Kevin Reagan, Emmy-award winning costume designer Jacqueline Saint Ann, and NBC Entertainment Programmer Paige Adamczyk, among many others.

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
36%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$41,020 / 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
$8,557 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
75%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 82 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 79 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 79 responses

Majors

Merchandising & Marketing

Prepares students for careers in fashion merchandising, marketing, and brand management. Curriculum emphasizes the development of creative, financial, technological, buying, and promotional strategies that affect consumer behavior, along with critical thought, creative applications, teamwork, and effective communication. Projects with top companies provide students with real-world experience.

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    21%
  • On Campus
    75%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,984 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
211
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
No data available  
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 3 responses
  • Independent
    33%
  • Outgoing
    33%
  • Stressed
    33%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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