Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - San Francisco

92 reviews
  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  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 - San Francisco is ...
Private for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
55 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94108

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$34,599/ 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
    $33,023/ year
  • $30-48k
    $35,956/ year
  • $49-75k
    $37,846/ year
  • $76-110k
    $41,570/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,868/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
463Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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After Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - San Francisco

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
Data not available
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Reviews

92 reviews
  • Excellent
    15
  • Very Good
    45
  • Average
    23
  • Poor
    6
  • Terrible
    3
Take Advantage of Your Resources! This school is worth the money and the education is great, but financial aid makes a huge difference. A student must really take it upon themselves to apply for grants and scholarships. Don't procrastinate! The school is very helpful but it really comes down to dedication and personal determination to not be in financial debt after graduating.
  • College Sophomore
  • Jan 20 2012
FIDM has no athletic center which is a huge bummer for me, but understandable because most of its students are commuters. The library is a very nice environment with good computers and printers. The faculty is helpful, but sometimes is confusing when they redirect you to someone else to resolve your issue. The wifi doesn't work very well in the classrooms. The teachers are very knowledgable in their fields of study, but aren't excellent in teaching at a rate where the students can retain the information. Many times projects have requirements that I am not capable of. For example, utilizing adobe photoshop and illustrator is very difficult for me and NONE of the staff in the library is knowledgable of those programs.
  • College Junior
  • Feb 1 2014
Not Your Typical School – I loved FIDM-SF, everything was hands on (sewing, designing, illustration, pattern drafting, garment fitting). It is not textbook driven. The teachers are also working in the industry. Ex: My sourcing and production teacher would teach nights after she got done with her 9-5 job at an international denim label as a sourcing manager. She taught us what she does for a living. As the quarters progess the student teacher ratio gets to be about 10:1. Great fashion library too.

The Cons: There is no offical student housing. Only recommened apartment complexes which are soooo expensive. And you have to deal with the rich, spoiled brats who believe they are the next coco chanel...
  • College Senior
  • Apr 13 2012