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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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Otis is a private college located in Los Angeles, California. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,009 undergraduate students. The Otis acceptance rate is 93%. Popular majors include Graphic Design, Design and Visual Communications, and Fashion and Apparel Design. Graduating 60% of students, Otis alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,300.
About Otis College of Art and Design...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
9045 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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Otis College of Art and Design 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
93%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
920-1180
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$39,413/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $30,212/ year
  • $30-48k
    $33,132/ year
  • $49-75k
    $35,718/ year
  • $76-110k
    $41,623/ year
  • $110k+
    $44,332/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
5:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,009Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • An artist
    48%
  • Eclectic
    35%
  • Geeky
    9%
  • Typical Art Wannabe Student
    4%
  • Unique
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
0%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.33 responses
Poll
91%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.46 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Inspiring and cultivating
    50%
  • Competitive
    19%
  • Multitasking
    19%
  • Not your average art school
    8%
  • Highly driven
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
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What I loved about Otis College is the progress I've seen in my artwork, The professors care and want to help their students to reach success. But only if the students themselves shows determination, desire and progress to work and face challenges. The professors will not waste, time and critiques on students who do not show initiative. At this school, if you want to reach your goals you must have the will to do what it takes.

At Otis college, the professors either are or were in the art industry and share their experiences and advice with us, the students. This means we get taught, advised and given assignments as if were already working in the industry.

If you did not know the basics of color theory or anatomy, Otis college will prepare you for. Otis college is one of the very few colleges who have a Foundation Program where first time students will learn the basics they need to advance their skills in the long run while also showing students what Otis College has to offer.
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As someone who is looking for a rigorous school , Otis College of Art and Design was a great pick. As a college freshman at Otis, the Foundation year has roved extremely helpful in refining my skills and easing me into the workload and high expectations. The schools' small and compact campus gives this very unified and focused environment that differs strongly from other schools with larger campuses and enormous enrollment rates. Furthermore, Otis has extraordinarily talented professors with years of professional experience within their area of skill.
Well, I'm still not a student there, but the school is stunning. I visited the school for an open house, where I learned that the school is very invested in helping and seeing their alumnus succeed. They have very cool art programs that help students discover their artistic abilities. The only thing I wish Otis would change, was it's expensive tuition.