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FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles Overview

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles is a private for-profit institution located in Los Angeles, California. The city atmosphere of Los Angeles makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles Known For?

1,117 Undergraduate Awards
39% Acceptance Rate
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at FIDM Los Angeles.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 40% of the faculty were full-time.

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FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

FIDM Los Angeles has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#129 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#368 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at FIDM Los Angeles.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Textile & Apparel Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Other Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards FIDM Los Angeles has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Other Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#20 Best Business Associate’s Degree Schools Business Degree Central
#77 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#136 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles?

Location of FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles

Contact details for FIDM Los Angeles are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 919 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1421
Phone: 213-624-1200
Website: www.fidm.edu

How Do I Get Into FIDM Los Angeles?

You can apply to FIDM Los Angeles online at: fidm.edu/en/admissions/how+to+apply/

Admission Requirements for FIDM Los Angeles

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into FIDM Los Angeles?

39% Acceptance Rate
86% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate of FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles is 39%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 14% of accepted students are men and 86% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 35%, and the acceptance rate for women is 40%.

Can I Afford FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles?

60% Take Out Loans
6.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At FIDM Los Angeles, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $9,420 a year. That adds up to $37,680 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FIDM Los Angeles is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,984 Full-Time Undergraduates
84% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,195 undergraduate students at FIDM Los Angeles, with 1,984 being full-time and 211 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  FIDM Los Angeles

There are also 32 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,984 full-time undergraduates at FIDM Los Angeles, 16% are male and 84% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  FIDM Los Angeles

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of FIDM Los Angeles Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 203
Black or African American 147
Hispanic or Latino 425
White 650
International Students 403
Other Races/Ethnicities 156

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles. At this time, 36 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 67 countries are represented at FIDM Los Angeles. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Taiwan.

Online Learning at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles

90 Took All Classes Online
524 Took At Least One Class Online
-5.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 524 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at FIDM Los Angeles has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 41st most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of FIDM Los Angeles

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles was -5.9%. This is the #2,506 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at FIDM Los Angeles regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of FIDM Los Angeles majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Other Business, Management & Marketing 17%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at FIDM Los Angeles ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at FIDM Los Angeles.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing #14
Other Business, Management & Marketing #45
Marketing #156

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Design & Applied Arts 374 58 0 432
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 312 0 0 312
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 171 20 191
Textile & Apparel Studies 71 18 0 89
Marketing 52 16 0 68
Drama & Theater Arts 15 7 0 22
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 9 5 0 14
Fine & Studio Arts 9 0 0 9
TOTAL 842 275 20 1,137

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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