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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    D-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
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.
About Fashion Institute of Technology...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division III
Athletic Conference
Address
227 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001
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Fashion Institute of Technology Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
40%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$10,430/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,513/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,229/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,705/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,550/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,201/ year
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Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.105 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.111 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.111 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,395Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Determined and slightly pretentious
    37%
  • Fashionable
    32%
  • Diverse Student Body
    18%
  • Diligent & Perseverant
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
76%
of students say they don't have Greek life.94 responses
Poll
64%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.140 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 63 responses
Report
  • Creative
    65%
  • Professional
    16%
  • Dynamic
    10%
  • Innovative
    8%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.63 responses
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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!
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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!
Excellent education, the teachers are great and are required to have 10+ years of experience in the field they teach. The downsides are I have noticed that many FIT students aren't very friendly and are very cliquey. That doesn't go for everyone though because I have made some great friends here!