Otis College of Art and Design (Otis Art Institute)

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Otis Art Institute can be found in Los Angeles, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Otis Art Institute has an enrollment of around 1,200 students.

Many of the students admitted to this school have scored in-between 23 - 29 on the ACT exam. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Otis Art Institute average GPA ranges from 3.28 to 3.57 for accepted students. Otis Art Institute sends acceptance letters to roughly 80 percent of students applying each year. Of those that are admitted, roughly 14 percent registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at otis.edu.

Overall Otis Art Institute Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Otis College of Art and Design was reported as 78.2% in Fall 2020 with over 2,440 applications submitted to Otis Art Institute. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Otis Art Institute ACT Scores: 23 - 29
  • Otis Art Institute Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Otis College of Art and Design?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Otis Art Institute is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Otis College of Art and Design has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 92.9%
  • 2017-2018: 91.3%
  • 2018-2019: 94.4%
  • 2019-2020: 78.2%
  • Projected Otis Art Institute Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 81.1%

How Does Otis Art Institute Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Otis College of Art and Design is thirty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Mount St. Mary's College89.7%
Occidental College36.7%
Woodbury University66.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Otis Art Institute (Fall 2020)

ACT®Score Range
English23 - 31
Math20 - 28
Composite Score23 - 29
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