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- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodC
- Student LifeB+
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.
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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.116 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.116 responses
Most Popular Majors
Fashion and Apparel Merchandising1,179 Graduates
Fashion and Apparel Design608 Graduates
Commercial and Advertising Art230 Graduates
Apparel and Textile Science149 Graduates
Interior Design113 Graduates
Studio Arts96 Graduates
Commercial Photography85 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.99 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.145 responses
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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 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!
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.