FIT is an above-average public college located in Manhattan, New York in the New York City Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,210 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the FIT acceptance rate is 47%. Popular majors include Fashion and Apparel Merchandising, Fashion and Apparel Design, and Advertising. Graduating 77% of students, FIT alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $43,200.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.105 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.113 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.113 responses
Most Popular Majors
Fashion and Apparel Merchandising1,189 Graduates
Fashion and Apparel Design669 Graduates
Commercial and Advertising Art239 Graduates
Apparel and Textile Science131 Graduates
Interior Design108 Graduates
Studio Arts80 Graduates
Commercial Photography77 Graduates
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.96 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.142 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.63 responses
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Fashion Institute of Technology Reviews
The courses and professors at FIT are of great quality and prepares students for the fashion industry. Employers love FIT graduates and we have high placement of jobs before graduation. I enjoyed all the classes I have taken! It is a public SUNY university which makes it easy to transfer to other state schools if you wanted. I had trouble receiving help multiple times with my curriculum, graduation, and even financial aid help because no one knows how to help you. You get a different answer every time you step into their office. Because of this, students end up taking the wrong classes to fulfill their graduation requirements. I wish Financial aid was more helpful as many students have trouble understanding all these financial documents. Security concerns me because anyone on the street can walk in. We recently had a school shooting scare that no one got hurt, but measures for safety have not been changed since then. We should have more than enough funding to keep our school safe.
The Fashion Institute of Technology is the school every Fashion student should go to if they are looking for careers in the Fashion Industry. Its competent and industry leading professors are one of their many assets. Students receive insights from their personal experiences and learn from real world activities. The people in general are there to better themselves to have a voice in Fashion world wide. The Fashion Institute of Technology was voted the #1 Fashion school in the world for a reason!
Good college in the sense that the professors are great although some still feel as if they're in their glory days back in the newsroom or agency. The worst aspect are the students; a majority are pretentious and snobbish who feel the need to more often than not put people down. Maybe it the fashion industry in general who feel that their work in the industry matters to society, well it doesn't. And apparently some girls never leave high school because the cattiness level is through the roof, I've seen girls and their little posses (because FIT is clique based) talk so much shit about other girls that it's appalling! And god forbid your the kind of person that isn't into partying and a bit shy, both the teachers and students make you feel bad for being shy. Honestly FIT isn't worth your time, but if your the kind of person who thinks fashion is everything and like to bring people down because of pettiness this is your school!