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FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, San Francisco Campus

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Private
  • Urban
  • 93%7%
    student ratio
  • 637
    total students
  • $27,955 | $27,955
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 50%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not

    sat math
  • Not

    sat reading
  • Not

    sat writing
  • Not

    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Business/marketing
    • Apparel and Accessories Marketing
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Fashion Merchandising
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Apparel and Textiles
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Design and Visual Communications
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Fashion/Apparel Design
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Interior Design
      Associate Degree offered for this major.


50% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied306
    • Accepted156
    • Acceptance Rate50%
    • Enrolled637
    • Female Applicants277
    • Females Accepted142
    • Female Acceptance Rate51%
    • Male Applicants29
    • Males Accepted14
    • Male Acceptance Rate48%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      major-determined project
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading
    • SAT Math
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$27,955
    • Out-of-state tuition *$27,955
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$225.00
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students637
    • Male Student Percentage7%
    • Female Student Percentage93%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino21.98%
    • Black or African American5.02%
    • White or Caucasian37.52%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.63%
    • Asian18.05%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander2.2%
    • Two or more races4.4%
    • Unknown5.65%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout4.55% representing 13 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students4.59% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available No
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Not Reported
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing Not Reported
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper No
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups No
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic No
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Yes
    • Most popular organizations MODE, Student Council, Phi Theta Kappa- National Honor Society, Fashion Industry Club, Cross-Cultural Student Alliance
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Not Reported
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other Not Reported


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty56
    • Full-time Percentage16%
    • Part-time Percentage84%
    • Female Percentage68%
    • Male Percentage32%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio24:1 or 599 students to 25 faculty

Location & Contact

55 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94108-5829

Ms.Susan Aronson

Director of Admissions

Phone: 213-624-1201
Fax: 415-296-7299

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