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Otis College Of Art And Design

Otis College Of Art And Design

Otis College of Art and Design, which was established in 1918, was originally housed in the Harrison Gray Otis' MacArthur Park property. Otis, the founder and publisher of Los Angeles Times, donated his home to the city for the purpose of "the advancement of the arts". In 1997, the college moved to its present campus in Westchester, Los Angeles, California.

Otis College of Art and Design offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in subjects like communication arts, digital media, fine arts, product designing, and architecture. Students are also awarded the Masters of Fine Arts degree in the fields of public practice, writing, graphic designing, and fine arts.

Otis College of Art and Design supports a number of student clubs and organizations. Among those on campus are the Student Government Association, Alternative Spaces Society, Lomographic Society, Supporters of Celluloid: A Film Club, Otis Gay / Straight Student Alliance, the Brazilian Jujitsu Club, False Face Society, Under the Baobob Tree, and Otis Dodgeball Club.

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Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles , CA 90045-3505
General Phone: (800) 527-6847
http://www.otis.edu

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Otis College of Art and Design Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Design105design and visual communication, industrial design, fashion design, graphic design, design and applied arts
Photography and Commercial Art55commercial art, film and photography
Fine Arts37fine arts, fine arts studies
Architecture and Planning8environmental design
Liberal Arts8creative writing

Number of programs and degrees for Otis College of Art and Design in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Bachelor's degree1979
Master's degree163

Otis College of Art and Design Student Body

In 2007-2008, Otis College of Art and Design had a total enrollment of 1,177 students (1,239 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 26%
Women 73%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 94%
Graduate 6%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 33%
Black 4%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 27%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 14%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 27%
20-21 28%
22-24 24%
25-29 12%
30-34 4%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

Otis College of Art and Design Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 85 %

Otis College of Art and Design Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Los Angeles, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Otis College of Art and Design Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total1,31770353%22832%
Men37718549%5932%
Women94051855%16732%

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal430580
SAT Math460590
ACT Composite2125

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPArequired
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT76%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT13%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Otis College of Art and Design Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 30,464
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 30,464
Books and supplies $ 1,400

Financial Aid:
Otis College of Art and Design participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 125100)

Otis College of Art and Design Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year10$66,52313$68,354
Associate professoracademic year11$60,36215$60,595
Assistant professoracademic year3$49,9248$51,547
All faculty totalacademic year24$61,62536$61,386

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Otis College of Art and Design Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Environmental Design/Architecture

Design
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Design and Visual Communications, General
Fashion/Apparel Design
Graphic Design
Industrial Design

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other

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Otis College of Art and Design Highlights

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What Sets Otis College of Art and Design Apart:

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% of degrees in fine arts
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% of degrees in design
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Top 6%Otis College of Art and Design % of degrees in design
% of degrees in photography and commercial art
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Top 7%Otis College of Art and Design % of degrees in photography and commercial art
% of degrees in architecture and planning
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Top 9%Otis College of Art and Design % of degrees in architecture and planning
Number of students
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Top 11%Otis College of Art and Design Number of students
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Top 12%Otis College of Art and Design Salaries of full-time faculty
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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Top 14%Otis College of Art and Design Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
Minority % of student body
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Top 15%Otis College of Art and Design Minority % of student body
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 16%Otis College of Art and Design Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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