FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles Rankings best universities badge
Rank Ranking
#7412 of 14,131 In the World
#1930 of 2,597 In North America
#1839 of 2,496 In the United States
#156 of 249 In California
#16 of 31 In Los Angeles

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
Avg. cost to attend
$41,766 /y
Aid receiving
Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree
Master's degree

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 39% 38% 39%
Applicants 1,615 317 1,298
Admissions 624 119 505
Freshmen enrolled full time 332 57 275
Freshmen enrolled part time 9 5 4

972 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

272 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
SAT/ACT Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 608 (32%)
Hispanic 434 (23%)
Nonresident Alien 317 (17%)
Asian 212 (11%)
Black or African American 161 (9%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 100 (5%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 22 (1%)
Two or more races 11 (0.6%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 9 (0.5%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
Average aid awarded
Students receiving aid

Average costs by household income

<$30K $36,764
$30-48K $41,318
$48-75K $40,670
$75-110K $40,945
$110K+ $45,937

Tuition and fees

Tuition in-district $31,275$40,870
Tuition in-state $31,275$40,870
Tuition out-of-state $31,275$40,870
Fee in-district $1,370$1,370
Fee in-state $1,370$1,370
Fee out-of-state $1,370$1,370

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's
Fashion Merchandising 314
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 195 21
Fashion & Apparel Design 160 4
Design and Visual Communications, General 89 1
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management 66
Interior Design 37 7
Graphic Design 32 6
Industrial and Product Design 31
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 27
Apparel and Textile Manufacture 8 11
Costume Design 11 8
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 12
Jewelry Arts 5
Grand Total 761 263 21
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 72% 59% 73%
  • Full-time retention rate - 82%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles alumni

  1. Lauren Conrad

    Lauren Conrad
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1986-.. (age 37)
    writervoice actorfashion designeractortelevision actor

    Lauren Katherine Tell is an American television personality, fashion designer and author. In September 2004, as an 18-year-old, Conrad came to prominence after being cast in the reality television series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, which documented her and her friends' lives in their hometown of Laguna Beach, California.

  2. Heidi Montag

    Heidi Montag
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1986-.. (age 37)
    musicianfashion designermodeltelevision actorsinger

    Heidi Blair Pratt is an American reality television personality, singer and actress. Born and raised in Crested Butte, Colorado, she befriended Lauren Conrad in 2005. In 2006, Montag came to prominence after being cast in the MTV reality television series The Hills, which chronicled the personal and professional lives of Conrad, Montag, and friends Audrina Patridge and Whitney Port. During its production, she briefly attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and was employed by event planning company Bolthouse Productions. As the series progressed, Montag began dating fellow cast member Spencer Pratt, which ultimately ended her friendship with Conrad. Their ensuing feud became the central focus of the series, and was carried through each subsequent season.

  3. Nikita Dragun

    Nikita Dragun
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    1996-.. (age 27)
    influencervideo bloggertelevision producerfilm actormodel

    Nikita Nguyen known professionally as Nikita Dragun, is an American YouTuber, make-up artist, and model.

  4. Stephanie Pratt

    Stephanie Pratt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1986-.. (age 37)

    Stephanie Lynn Pratt is an American television personality. In 2007, she came to prominence after being cast in a supporting role on the reality television series The Hills. In 2010, the series saw Pratt become a primary cast member, joining Audrina Patridge, Lo Bosworth and Kristin Cavallari.

All 12 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names FIDM LA
Total FTE staff 264
Carnegie Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

Location and Contacts

Address 919 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, California, 90015-1421
United States
City population 3,976,000
Phone 2136241200