FIT

Fashion Institute of Technology

227 W 27th St, New York City, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    190
  • Class Notes
    143
  • Textbook Notes
    27
  • Study Guides
    20
  • Currently Enrolled
    417
  • Previously Enrolled
    190

Overview of Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)

About this school

Fashion Institute of Technology, founded in 1944, is a public school of art and design and business and technology, receiving its principal financial support from the State and City of New York. As a specialized college, it prepares students for exciting careers in fashion and related professions and industries and provides leadership, research and other services to those professions and industries. As a college committed to career education with a broad cultural background, FIT offers not only essential professional preparations but also a full range of liberal arts courses, counseling and placement services, extracurricular activities and access to the cultural life of New York City. Because its graduates are prepared to enter design, production management, advertising, marketing, merchandising and other fashion-oriented fields, it welcomes students with special aptitudes. Its five-acre campus is located in midtown Manhattan, near the center of New York's fashion industry.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:8,661
    • Men:1,342 (15.5%)
    • Women:7,319 (84.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (FIT)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Fashion Institute of Technology is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
-
Mathematics
-
-
Science
-
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
City, State, Zip
New York, NY  10001-5992
Phone
(212) 217-3760
Fax
(212) 217-7481
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Portfolio for art and design programs recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
47% of 4,739 applicants were admitted
Women
48% of 3,937 applicants were admitted
Men
42% of 802 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,017 (90%) of 2,229 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,698 (90%) of 1,896 admitted students enrolled
Men
319 (96%) of 333 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.60
375 And Above
31%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid (FIT)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,463|Out-of-state: $20,985
  • Room & Board: - $13,945 (77.70966843131792%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,850 (10.309278350515465%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,150 (11.98105321816662%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Fashion Institute of Technology accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002866
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
879 (70.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
659 (75.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
659 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
313 (47.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$10,679
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 484 (73.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,065
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 414 (62.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,059
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 179 (27.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
104 (8.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $769

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,551 (61.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,668 (80.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,668 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,675 (45.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$11,880
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,752 (75.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,106
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,425 (66.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,526
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 408 (11.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
278 (3.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $784

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
52%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$25,074
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (FIT)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


232

Part-Time Faculty


884

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 5% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 56% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Fashion Institute of Technology provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


89.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


77.0%

Programs & Majors (FIT)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (19)


  • Advertising
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Apparel and Textile Manufacture
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Commercial Photography
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Interior Design
  • International Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Special Products Marketing Operations
  • Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Distance learning, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Professional Studies, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (10)


  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Art History
  • Arts Administration
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design
  • Marketing
  • Museum Studies
  • Sustainable Development

Campus Life (FIT)

Location & Geography

Population


8,244,910

Nearest Metropolitan Area


5 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


New York City

Weather


Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
18 mile(s) from campus in New York City
Nearest Bus Station
New York City
Nearest Train Station
New York City

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


21% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


79%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Junior College Athletic Association
Mascot
Tiger
School Colors
White, navy blue, and Columbian blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Table Tennis
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Table Tennis
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Fashion Institute of Technology offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Mostly women

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


7,210

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
8,661
Women
7,319
Men
1,342

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 12.8% Asian
  • 10.6% Black/African-American
  • 21.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 50.1% White
  • 0.8% Unknown

International Students


11.5%

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


185

Student Resources (FIT)