Fashion Institute of Technology

New York, NY

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Fashion Institute of Technology

Fashion Institute of Technology

Fashion Institute of Technology Student Essentials

Fashion Institute of Technology Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Tigers
Website: www.fitnyc.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $4,790
Out-of-State Tuition: $13,190
Retention Rate: 85%
Enrollment: 13,264
Year Established: 1944

About Fashion Institute of Technology

The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, New York, is an internationally renowned school for design, fashion, business, art and communications. The school offers a rigorous liberal arts curriculum with plenty of hands-on application.

Students may take advantage of the school’s direct connection to New York City and its cultural and entertainment opportunities. Numerous cafes, art galleries, boutiques, theatres, museums and restaurants are available just outside the school.

More than 60 student clubs, leadership programs and community service opportunities make for an active and enriching student life. Students may join a recreational group like the Comic Book Club, the Phi Theta Kappa honor society or volunteer to give assistance to the fashion industry and community.

The school maintains a strong relationship with industry leaders, allowing students to gain easy access to a dynamic worldwide network.

Academics include a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. Some undergraduate fields of study include Advertising and Marketing, Fashion and Related Industries and Textile/Surface Design. Graduate students may enroll in programs like Illustration, Exhibition Design and Global Fashion Management.

Admissions require students to complete a SUNY application. These are available online through the SUNY Application Services Center. An official high school transcript or GED and personal essay must also be sent. Art and Design applicants must also submit a portfolio.

Tuition is set lower for New York residents.

Students who file a FAFSA may be eligible to receive financial aid through scholarships, federal grants, student loans and work study programs.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 6 Reviews

50% of students gave Fashion Institute of Technology 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

This school offers real world experience and a business meets art influence. If you want a job fast in the industry you want come to FIT. This school is in a category of its own, if you are a student looking for the 'REAL' college experience of frats, house parties, and drinking ; FIT is not for you. Come here ready to dedicate your life to your major. You need to eat, breathe, and only think about your major. Designers and artists especially.


Former Student - Last Attended 2002

Overall Rating

This is a state university for design, which is pretty cool that it's a public university. A bargain compared to neighboring Parsons Design School. However, it feels like a state institution. Like a continuation of high school. The buildings aren't pretty and the facilities aren't fancy. You can tell that they are strapped for money, but you are getting a decent design education considering the public school tuition.


Fashion Institute of Technology Map & Location

Fashion Institute of Technology
227 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001


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Getting Around Fashion Institute of Technology

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Transit

Excellent transit. This area has plenty of convenient public transportation.

10/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for New York, NY

Winter
Dec
43
32
Jan
38
27
Feb
42
29
Spring
Mar
50
35
Apr
61
45
May
71
54
Summer
Jun
79
64
Jul
84
69
Aug
83
68
Fall
Sep
75
61
Oct
64
50
Nov
54
42

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 13,016
Freshman Class 1,156
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 13,264

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 16%
  • African American: 9%
  • Caucasian: 52%
  • Asian: 12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 10%
Latino 16%
African American 9%
Caucasian 52%
Asian 12%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Unknown and Other 10%

Undergraduate 98%
Graduate 2%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%
Women 87%
Men 13%
International 12%
Domestic 88%

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