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Otis College of Art and Design Admission Requirements

Los Angeles, California

Chances of getting into Otis College of Art and Design

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
94.4%
Admission Difficulty for Otis College of Art and Design
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Otis College of Art and Design and can I get accepted? The school has a 94% acceptance rate ranking it #104 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,705 out of 1,806 applicants were admitted making Otis College of Art and Design an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent. Otis College of Art and Design typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Otis College of Art and Design SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
29%
SAT Scores for Otis College of Art and Design
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Otis College of Art and Design
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1160

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Otis College of Art and Design?

Otis College of Art and Design typically requires applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #33 in California for highest average SAT composite score. 29 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Otis College of Art and Design admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >96%
1160 to 1270 Avg + 94%-96%
1050 to 1160 Avg - 90%-94%
940 to 1050 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 940 Low <84%
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Otis College of Art and Design ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
9%
ACT Scores for Otis College of Art and Design
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Otis College of Art and Design
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Otis College of Art and Design?

Admission data indicates that Otis College of Art and Design regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #42 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 9 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Otis College of Art and Design.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Otis College of Art and Design admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >96%
23 to 26 Avg + 94%-96%
20 to 23 Avg - 90%-94%
17 to 20 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 17 Low <84%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.15
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Otis College of Art and Design. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Otis College of Art and Design was 3.15 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #78 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.15 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Otis College of Art and Design accepts 94% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Otis College of Art and Design students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 14% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Good
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 25% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 13% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Otis College of Art and Design admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,310 496 1,806
Accepted 1,253 452 1,705
Acceptance Rate 96% 91% 94%
Enrolled 188 89 277
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 20% 16%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Otis College of Art and Design and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Otis College of Art and Design Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Otis College of Art and Design
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=120403 IPEDS survey data for Otis College of Art and Design.

Frequently Asked Questions

29% of students submit their SAT scores to Otis College of Art and Design. 9% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

94% of those who apply are granted admission to Otis College of Art and Design. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1270. 29% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 9% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.