Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles

534 reviews
  1. Los Angeles, CA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    NG
  12. Safety
    A
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles is ...
Private for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
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Address
919 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Website

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
52%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$36,778/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $38,544/ year
  • $30-48k
    $38,850/ year
  • $49-75k
    $40,441/ year
  • $76-110k
    $42,435/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,981/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
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.76 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.76 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,773Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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After Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Reviews

534 reviews
  • Excellent
    136
  • Very Good
    237
  • Average
    125
  • Poor
    23
  • Terrible
    13
I love the program at FIDM. Not only is it hands on application for classes, but also very creative. This is a creative school for artistic students who wish to thrive in the art/entertainment/fashion industry. Classes are made to either be foundations or the real deal to help you be successful in the field. Teachers know what's going on currently because most of them work in the industry. Some classes are challenging and some will be very easy which is a good balance. Finding the right professors is tough, but the amazing professors will help you achieve. As mentioned before, the workload is the most intense and stressful part of the school. I have never been so stressed in my life. I think it's worth t though! As for the class registration, it is online which is tough if you don't sign on time.
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 21 2014
The atmosphere of this Institute really brings out all creativity from inside you. Such a warm and welcoming staff that is there to answer any questions. Everyone wants you to succeed in this school. I feel it is too early to have any real opinions on what to improve in this school, but I am looking forward to my FIDM experience. I can't wait to see what the future holds!
  • Freshman
  • 28 days ago
Tuition and Financial Help – I think the intuition is too much especially with the services provided. Lab hours are different on certain days which I find ridiculous because I'm paying over $25,000 a year to attend this school and yet the studio labs are only opened from 7:30-9pm Mondays-Thursdays and on Fridays it's cut down to 6pm and Saturdays from 10am-4pm. As a student who goes to school everyday, I just want the labs to be opened alittle longer so that I'll be able to attend them more often. Also, the financial office is okay depending on who you know so it is really based on networking. I mean they help you but are sometimes rude to students and don't pay any attention to them. I think they need better employees who actually care about the better of their students because we are paying their salaries!
  • College Sophomore
  • May 20 2011