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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    D
  6. Party Scene
    B
  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 7,246 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the FIT acceptance rate is 53%. Popular majors include Fashion and Apparel Merchandising, Advertising, and Fashion and Apparel Design. Graduating 78% of students, FIT alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $43,200.
227 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001
Branch of
SUNY System
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Athletic Division
NJCAA Division III
Athletic Conference

Fashion Institute of Technology Rankings

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FIT Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
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
$9,583/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,555/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
73%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.105 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.116 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.116 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    29%
  • On Campus
    69%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,246Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,309
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Determined and slightly pretentious
    36%
  • Fashionable
    33%
  • Diverse Student Body
    19%
  • Diligent & Perseverant
    12%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
75%
of students say they don't have Greek life.99 responses
Poll
65%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.145 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Creative
    65%
  • Professional
    15%
  • Dynamic
    10%
  • Innovative
    7%
  • Fast-paced
    1%
  • Home away from home
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.63 responses
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The Fashion Institute of Technology has by far the most accredited Business school in the world. Rated for its top performing alumni, industry experienced professors, and incredibly motivated and talented students, FIT has challenged me to be my best and had more than prepared me for my career. FIT gave me the incredible opportunity to work full-time for the hottest fashion brand in the world - Dior. I have not only been a full-time student and full-time professional, FIT challenged me to do even more, where I am double specializing and minoring. FIT truly inspires and motivates its students to be their best and has the necessary resources and tools to make this happen!
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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 thing is, I am doing my very best to review my new school, but I'm an incoming freshman. I can only guess based on impression, expectations, and hope that I'm seeing what the school has to offer accurately. Ask me again in 4-5 years! With respect to online learning, I haven't taken any classes yet, but I have been doing a lot of administrative and enrollment-based functions with them virtually, and they seem to have it all together.