Los Angeles, CA
Otis College of Art and Design


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Recent Reviews

Michelle
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Our school is very expensive and competitive.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Our school is very expensive and competitive.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would want to advise the parents to fully support their children on where their child wants to go to school and what they want to study. Many kids these days are swayed and influenced by their parents in what they want to become when they grow up. Especially because most parents have the mindset of wanting their kids to become a doctor or a lawyer, children, many times, do not have the freedom and own free will to truly experience what they really want to be. No matter what college a student decides to go to and what career path they want to take, I think the most important thing is the whole path and experience of college life itself. I have realized that the journey that life takes you on during college is truly the inspiration and motivation to find what one really wants to be in the future and why one should want to succeed. Other variables such as reputation, location, money, friends, should not be what makes a student choose the right college, but just the openness to embrace whatever your future has planned to throw at you.

What's unique about your campus?

Our school has a pretty outstanding reputation in California. A lot of job offers are guaranteed after graduating from our school.

Nicole
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The most important thing about selecting a college is too find a place where the student is truly going to feel comfortable a...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The most important thing about selecting a college is too find a place where the student is truly going to feel comfortable at. They are going to be spending at least two years here, if not four or even six. From personal experience, it is important to visit the colleges. By visiting the college one can tell the true atmosphere of the college and speak with the students of that college, they know more about what the college is really like than what the handbooks or websites will say. Also, seeing the campus itself and its native surroundings can also help to influence the student?s mind. Make sure to ask questions. Have no fear. By asking questions the answers that you need to know can be found. Most of all get educated. Before even beginning to look at a campus or a selection of schools, know the majors that you are interested in financial aid issues, living conditions, and the career outlook for students of that school. By knowing these facts, a student can compare his needs to what that school offers. First hand experience is the best way to look at a school.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

What type of housing was redily available around. The most difficult part of going to Otis is that they do not have dorms or on campus housing, so it can be difficult to find appropriately priced housing.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about this school is the financial aid department. While there is a great amount of financial aid, the department itself is not helpful at all. They don't answer your questions or respond to your phone calls.

Clara
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are attentive, hardworking, mostly ambitious, mostly girls, big dreamers and competitive.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are attentive, hardworking, mostly ambitious, mostly girls, big dreamers and competitive.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Students should be encouraged to choose collage that would most benefit the student's future. They are often pressured by their parents to choose colleges according to its recognition in society. Instead of choosing colleges that are famous and recognized in society, students should research what college excels in what departments and should apply to colleges that meets requirements for their needs and interests. Also, participating and being active in school activities are great. It would benefit the student at least but only under the circumstance of keeping up with good grade. Highschool is extremely important in a sense for student to develop his or her time management skills. Time managements is crucial for students to develop if they want to keep their good grade along with their current social life. Unless they learn how to use time wisely and organize they will have hard time because works will stack up and they will crash resulting in either bad school grade or sacrificing social life.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I believe our school, although it is located in very resourceful environment (middle of downtown) it is dangerous and our school has space issues and lack of material issues. We do not have lockers, and often have to share most of the equipments that are crucial to our projects and learning processes. Also we do not have 24 hour access to our school. (Main campus located next to LAX is 24 hours accesible) This restricts students from using school equiptments after school or other free times for our individual studying and further developments or catching ups.

E.G.
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Fashion School, toy design, and digital illustration.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Fashion School, toy design, and digital illustration.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Pick a subject that interests you and see that it's well met at the institution. Then look at how easy it is to transfer into another major, and transfer classes from Junior and other Colleges. Look for accesible teachers and small classes. Feel the school emotionaly and like the student body for the most part.

Charlene
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Otis is known for the way they teach. Each student in each major focuses very hard on their field. Everyone works very effici...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Otis is known for the way they teach. Each student in each major focuses very hard on their field. Everyone works very efficiently and the school gives the freedom and the opportunity to use their imagination and to work beyond their limits.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I would give to the parents regarding college and their children's college experience is to have the understanding that their children are going to college, not them. Most parents tend to push their kids to go to the best college for the best education. Students however, should go to college according to their major. If one would like to major in Interior Design, one should not go to Harvard. The college that best fits your major is the one that a you should apply for. Additionally, the area and the environment of the college matters as well. If a particular school is located in a place where a student can even learn from the location and be more mature and independent, that school should be put into consideration as well. One advice to some students would be to grow up. You are now going to college, therefore, you should do some research on which college you wish to go. Look beyond what college your friends are going to and what college throws the best parties because in the end, all of that does not matter except who you are and where you stand in society.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Otis are the teachers. The teachers are very helpful and knowledge. They are always willing to help, teach, and to even stay after school and during the weekends to help the students get a stronger understanding of the material.

Tania
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for being artistic and unique individuals, we are also known for having a great faculty of teachers t...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for being artistic and unique individuals, we are also known for having a great faculty of teachers that have experience in the industry, and we are also very driven and ambitious about our work. Although, our main focus is on art and design, we mix different ideas and are encouraged to think differently and communicate in different ways through our work, creating a stronger sense of undividuality. I love my school and am proud of Otis because we all share the same passion for art and design.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The number one piece of advice I can give parents and students is to find the right college is to go where your passion is, follow whatever makes you happy because no matter what anyone says, the college you choose is the decision that will mark the rest of your life and the choice you make should be based on your own ambition and drive, whatever job it is that you feel comfortable doing every single day is how you should choose the right college for you. I chose college as my first choice because I knew exactly what it was that made me happy, and was sure that Otis saw what I love to do in my portfolio when they accepted me and decided to invite me to join the Otis family. I read a quote that made me realize I had chosen the right place for me, ?Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.?

What kind of person should attend this school?

At Otis, a person that is focused, enjoys the artistic challenge and works hard and is ambitious about their work is a person that will suceed at my school. Otis is a school were sometimes you have to put in extra work and effort to learn more on your own, and teachers encourage individuality and drive to complete a goal. Our students are very dedicated and friendly, we like to help each other out and learn from each other, most of us come here to learn about ourselves and pursue our abilities in the artistic world.

nathalie
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The students at Otis are hard working individuals. Each student strives to succeed academically.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The students at Otis are hard working individuals. Each student strives to succeed academically.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Do lots of research before you commit to attending.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wished I would have known about the lack of diversity.

Hyerin
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It really helps to develop your artistic talents.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It really helps to develop your artistic talents.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

must visit the campus before you decide. make appointment with a counselor of that school you want to go and get advice. most likely they're very kind and honest, they'll help you for sure. if you know any, contact current students or graduates of that school and ask about actual campus life and classes, faculties, etc.

What kind of person should attend this school?

artistic. free spirit. likes challenging. likes socializing.

Alexander
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The school is best known for taking time and really preparing students through encouragement, positive help, and best technol...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The school is best known for taking time and really preparing students through encouragement, positive help, and best technology in the art world.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure you check every college out in person and the student and parents have a clear connection of what the student wants out of the college.

What's unique about your campus?

The technology and faculty are the best part of the school. The technology is always up to date and always available to all students. The faculty also because they are always helpful for students and do not want anyone to fail on purpose.

Carlos
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

i would say to parents that going to college should be the decision of the student and therefor the student should make the c...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

i would say to parents that going to college should be the decision of the student and therefor the student should make the choice of what school to go to and what field they wish to study. I think it's the parents job to support their child in whatever they wish to do.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

the slow teaching, it takes too long to get to a certain point, treat students like children some times.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

hard-working, opend minded, creative, talented students

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