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Otis College of Art and Design Admission Requirements

Los Angeles, California

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Chances of getting into Otis College of Art and Design

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
78.2%
Admission Difficulty for Otis College of Art and Design
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Otis College of Art and Design and can I get accepted? The school has a 78% acceptance rate ranking it #82 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,909 out of 2,442 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 32 percent. Otis College of Art and Design typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Otis College of Art and Design SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
29%
SAT Scores for Otis College of Art and Design
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Otis College of Art and Design
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Otis College of Art and Design ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
9%
ACT Scores for Otis College of Art and Design
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Otis College of Art and Design
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

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 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #26 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 9 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Otis College of Art and Design.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Otis College of Art and Design admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >86%
26 to 29 Avg + 78%-86%
23 to 26 Avg - 68%-78%
20 to 23 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 20 Low <55%
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Otis College of Art and Design GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.15
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Otis College of Art and Design?

Applicants 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 78% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Otis College of Art and Design admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,811 631 2,442
Accepted 1,460 449 1,909
Acceptance Rate 81% 71% 78%
Enrolled 203 71 274
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 16% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
134

Applicants have 134 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Otis College of Art and Design and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Otis College of Art and Design prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Otis College of Art and Design?

78% 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.

What ACT score is required for Otis College of Art and Design?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 29. 9% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.