Otis College of Art and Design

country rank  752
world rank  1967

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Founded in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design is a non-profit private specialized higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large metropolis of Los Angeles (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Otis College of Art and Design (Otis Parsons) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Otis College of Art and Design (Otis Parsons) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 102 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Otis Parsons also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym Otis Parsons
Founded 1918

University Location

Address 9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles
90045-3505 California
United States
Tel +1 (310) 665 6800
Fax +1 (310) 665 6821

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Asian American, Native American or Pacific Islander-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is considered but not required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is considered but not required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are considered but not required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is required
- Admission test scores are considered but not required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office 9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles 90045
(310) 665 6800
800 527 6847

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools
2000 Classification Schools of art, music, and design
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Otis College of Art and Design's Library
Otis College of Art and Design's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 36,000 physical volumes, 3,000 physical media, 15 digital/electronic medium and 13 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Otis College of Art and Design provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 292 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1956


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)

Academic Structure

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