The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, San Diego

San Diego, CA

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The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, San Diego

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, San Diego

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, San Diego Student Essentials

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, San Diego Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private/For Profit
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Website: fidm.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $27,625
Out-of-State Tuition: $27,625
Retention Rate: 79%
Enrollment: 322
Year Established: 1976

About The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, San Diego

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s (FIDM) campus in San Diego is a private, specialized college that teaches, trains, and prepares students for global careers in fashion, entertainment, visual arts, and interior design.

FIDM is nationally accredited by the NASAD, the most prestigious U.S. accreditation in the industry. The school was founded in 1969 in Los Angeles, and the San Diego campus opened in 1985.

Academics at FIDM consist of at least 20 majors in the fashion and art industries. Associate’s degrees are available, as is at least one bachelor’s degree. The curriculum is updated often through suggestions from top industry professionals to ensure students receive a current and relevant education.

FIDM utilizes a rolling admissions policy, starting new classes each quarter. Enrollment is competitive, and the process consists of speaking to an admissions advisor, submitting your transcripts, submitting at least three letters of recommendation, submitting an admissions essay, and completing a portfolio and entrance project. The application and the above requirements should be submitted along with the applicable application fee which is based on residency.

Financial aid is available to qualifying students as needed, and the school itself offers a scholarship competition to high school students and graduates.

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, San Diego Location

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, San Diego
350 Tenth Avenue, Third Floor
San Diego, CA 92101


Getting Around The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, San Diego

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Transit

Good transit. This area has adequate public transportation.

8/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for San Diego, CA

Winter
Dec
65
48
Jan
65
49
Feb
65
51
Spring
Mar
66
53
Apr
68
56
May
68
59
Summer
Jun
71
62
Jul
75
65
Aug
77
67
Fall
Sep
76
65
Oct
73
61
Nov
69
54

Students

Total Students 322

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 35%
  • African American: 7%
  • Caucasian: 34%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 10%
Latino 35%
African American 7%
Caucasian 34%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3%
Unknown and Other 10%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 45%
Part-Time 55%
Women 91%
Men 9%
International 3%
Domestic 97%

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