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 7,395 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the FIT acceptance rate is 40%. 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 $41,300.
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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.112 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.112 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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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.95 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.141 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- 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
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!
If you get to live in the apartment style dorms (CoEd or Alumni) your freshman year, that's great! You'll have no issue living here. Living in the traditional style dorm (Nagler) is kinda crappy, there's no air conditioning and you're required to have a meal plan. The dining hall doesn't really have a good, healthy option besides the salad bar.
Of all the things I love about the Fashion Institute of Technology, is the harmony of living and learning in an environment that is safe and welcoming. It is an absolute treasure being able to learn from and socialize with people from all walks of life, different colors, ethnicities, different sexual orientations, etc. Everyone is so welcoming and open-minded, willing to explore far beyond the bounds they've known for so long. In addition to exploring, there is also willingness to begin anew and let go. This school is like a breath of fresh air, and I'm honored to have the opportunity to learn more and do more!