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Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising: San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

55 Stockton Street

San Francisco, CA 94108-5829

www.fidm.edu

Admission Office

55 Stockton Street

San Francisco, CA 94108-5805

(415) 675-5200

Fax : (415) 296-7299

admissionsdirector@fidm.edu

Contact : Sheryl Badalamenti

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Small

For-Profit

college of art

college of business

2-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Code: 4988

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 277

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 44

School Calendar

Quarter

Degrees Available

Associate

Bachelor's

Setting

Very Large City (>500k)

Urban

Commuter campus

Other Characteristics

Other campuses in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Quarter

Degrees Offered in : Associate, Bachelor's degrees

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 100.0%

Associates
Visual and Performing Arts : 69.0%
Business/Marketing : 26.0%
Communication Technologies : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations A
Fashion Merchandising A

Communications Technologies & Support Services
Graphic Communications, General A

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General B

Visual & Performing Arts
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General B
Costume Design A
Design and Visual Communications, General A B
Fashion/Apparel Design A B
Graphic Design A B
Interior Design A B
Intermedia/Multimedia B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Internships

Accelerated Program

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Independent Study

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Weekend College

Computer Services

135 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : Access to Hollywood costume collection, costume study collection and museum, textiles museum, Annette Green fragrance bottle collection, fashion library

Geographic Location : Located in downtown San Francisco.

Very Large City

Urban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 277

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 44

Degree-seeking undergrads : 277

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 22

Full time students average age : 22

In state students : 66.0%

Out of state students : 34.0%

Part Time students : 18.0%

Percentage of males : 12.0%

Percentage of females : 88.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 6.0%

Black African American : 7.0%

Asian : 21.0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander : 1.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 12.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 4.0%

White : 43.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 5.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Zero tolerance with respect to sexual harassment, drugs, and alcohol.

Housing Options

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Financial aid counseling

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Tutoring

Writing center

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

N

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

N

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

N

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $225.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: No

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Character/Personal Qualities

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Talent/Ability

Important

Application Essay

Extracurricular Activities

Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni Relation

Class Rank

First generation college student

Standardized Test Scores

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Recommended: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Statement describing home school structure and mission

Transcript/record of courses and grades

State high school equivalency certificate

Interview

Letter of recommendation from person other than parent

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Recommendations and application essay very important. Rigor of secondary school record and academic GPA important.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : No

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : No

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

Biology

50

3

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

3

Chemistry

50

3

College Algebra

50

3

College Mathematics

50

3

English Literature

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Pre Calculus

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Spanish I

50

3

Spanish II

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Chris Jennings

Financial aid office phone : (415) 675-5200

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Work Study Programs

For part-time students

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

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Out-of-state tuition and fees:

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Room only:

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Books and supplies:

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Estimated personal expenses:

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Transportation expenses:

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Estimated Total In-state:

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

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For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.5

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2.5

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 90

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 90

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 45

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Interview

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Winter

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

Transfer center

Special Requirements

High school transcript, official college transcript, recommendations, portfolios or admissions project, essays, and acceptance interview required. Applicable work experience will be considered.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $525.00

Annual College Costs

Room & Board(on-campus): --

Room & Board(off-campus): --

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 76

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 65

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

International Student Adviser

Special International Student Orientation Program