FIDM/The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles Campus: Narrative Description

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919 South Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1421
Tel: (213)624-1200
Free: 800-624-1200
Fax: (213)624-4799
E-mail: [email protected]
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Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Awards transfer associate degrees (also includes Orange County Campus). Founded 1969. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 3,191. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 26:1. Full-time: 2,549 students, 91% women, 9% men. Part-time: 642 students, 89% women, 11% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 30 other countries, 29% from out-of-state, 18% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, Wonderlic Aptitude Test. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview, major-determined project. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $225. Tuition: $16,275 full-time. Mandatory fees: $500 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: ASID (student chapter), International Club, DECA, Association of Manufacturing Students, Honor Society. Major annual events: Debut Fashion Show, International Food Fair, Career Connection. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Resource and Research Center with 19,099 books, 369 serials, 3,607 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 322 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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