About Fashion Institute of Technology

Founded in 1944, Fashion Institute of Technology. is a Public college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 9,085 full time undergraduate students, and 176 full time graduate students.

The Fashion Institute of Technology Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 232 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Fashion Institute of Technology include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate40%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at FIT are considered More Selective, with ,34% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 27 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Fashion Institute of Technology.

10%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
55%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
7%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
10%
“We save it for the classroom”
17%
“Sometimes, but not often”
45%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
35%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
63%
“I feel extremely safe”
67%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
25%
“We bought the gear”
8%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
5%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
93%
“We”re a very artistic group”
7%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
51%
“They keep regular office hours”
37%
“They”re always available”
71%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
19%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
7%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
19%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
42%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
30%
“We only party on weekends”
9%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
21%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
53%
“There might be people who do”
23%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
10%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
55%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
7%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
10%
“We save it for the classroom”
17%
“Sometimes, but not often”
45%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
35%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
63%
“I feel extremely safe”
67%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
25%
“We bought the gear”
8%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
5%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
93%
“We”re a very artistic group”
7%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
51%
“They keep regular office hours”
37%
“They”re always available”
71%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
19%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
7%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
19%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
42%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
30%
“We only party on weekends”
9%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
21%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
53%
“There might be people who do”
23%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Fashion Institute of Technology REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    109 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    88 Students rated off-campus housing 2.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    119 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    127 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    127 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    126 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    126 Students rated local services 4.7 stars. 77 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    127 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Fashion Institute of Technology?

47 Students rated Fashion Institute of Technology

John

I Love my time at FIT. The people are great and the classes are interesting

makagbeh

I WANT TO BECOME PART OF THE SCHOOL.

alesia

I love this school, I can't imagine attending other school this school is very diverse there are people from all around the world. I love how there are many classes that suets the needs of the student. i also love the fact that the teachers are there to help whenever you need them.

Maria

I loved my school. I have met my best friends and gave gained so many opportunities through my school and my club. My mentors and professors were so much help along the way whether it was helping me find a internship or job or even helping me apply for my MA Degree. I was able to dorm for one semester, but commuted 4 years as a whole and was able to receive a discount for NJ Transit. I also had the opportunity studied abroad for three weeks in the summer and it was the BEST decision I have made at my entire career at FIT. I will truly miss FIT and am so grateful for all the school has given me.

Fashion Institute of Technology FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Fashion Institute of Technology?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Fashion Institute of Technology is 40%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Don't freakout about changing colleges and majors. This is the time to experiment with different career ideas and options. More importantly just be happy, finding something that you can be passionate about is essential to having a happy job.

    Read all  121 answers
  3. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    FIT is diverse and creative. It fosters a liberal and open-minded environment that is highly focused on hands-on/real-world industry experience. It is constantly connected to what's happening in the industry by being in touch with alumni, companies looking for interns/future employees, and by employing professors who are still working within their industry. FIT is hightly focused on after-graduation job placement and has a high success rate in doing so.

    Read all  26 answers
  4. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are creative, forward-thinking and bright.

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  5. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    the professors an the careers

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    I love the location and everything the city has to offer. Even though there aren't as many school activities, career opportunities, or good cafeteria food there is plenty of it surrounding the campus.

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I can not think of anything that is the worst.

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  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    they accept very little students, calvin klein went here, students dress up for class

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  9. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Hard to get accepted to with great network connections, industry experience, and allows you to be yourself.

    Read all  19 answers
  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    You should definitely be interested in fashion or media. You will be career ready but maybe less educated in liberal arts than someone at a regular school.

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Creative, focused people who like a challenge. Someone that is not afraid to be different or express themselves. Also, someone who is good at managing their time and handling a lot of work at once.

    Read all  19 answers
  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is that i am only allowed a maximum of 21 credits per semester. I wish i had more time to attend more classes and learn more from their wonderful program.

    Read all  17 answers
  13. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    how hard it would be on me financially to liek in new york

    Read all  11 answers
  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Challening but we will be competing in the real world so thank you, faculty, for not giving us a pass.

    Read all  4 answers
  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    If you come with ability and desire the resources are here. If you're coming primarily to party or go to frat events or football games go to Ohio State. To be in New York where it is all happening is incredible because of the interplay with people doing professionally and internationally the things you are studying.

    Read all  4 answers
  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Lots of ad hoc social events. Some teachers invited you to things. And, hey, this is New York.

    Read all  2 answers
  17. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Pretty much true.

    Read all  1 answers
  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Everyone is very dedicated to making their career happen and everyone is very artsy.

    Read all  1 answers
  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The stereotype of students at The Fashion Institute of Technology are students that are just super artsy and really into fashion. Which is entirely true. This is the perfect school to immerse yourself with people with the same interest and passions that you have. You will have an opportunity to meet friends who will inspire and challenge you and help you grow as an individual.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

85%

female

15%

male

9,085

Total Undergrad Enrollment

176

Total Grad Students

33%

Out-Of-State

58%

In-State

9%

International

Organizations

75

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

22%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
11%
% Black or African-American
9%
% Hispanic/Latino
18%
% White or Caucasian
46%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

79% of students attending Fashion Institute of Technology receive some sort of financial aid. 31% were awarded federal grants. While 43% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$20,337

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,850

Books and Supplies

$13,386

Room and Board

35,573

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$7,513
$30 - $48K
$10,229
$48 - $75K
$13,705
$75 - $110K
$16,550
$110K & UP
$17,201

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