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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 7,210 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.
About Fashion Institute of Technology...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division III
Athletic Conference
Address
227 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001
Branch of
SUNY System
Website
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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
47%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$10,389/ 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
$5,480/ 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
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.105 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.113 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.113 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,210Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,451
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Determined and slightly pretentious
    36%
  • Fashionable
    34%
  • Diverse Student Body
    17%
  • Diligent & Perseverant
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
75%
of students say they don't have Greek life.96 responses
Poll
64%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.142 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Creative
    65%
  • Professional
    15%
  • Dynamic
    9%
  • Innovative
    8%
  • Fast-paced
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
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 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.
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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!