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Reviews 1196 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Junior

Academics: Fashion Merchandise Management is a great major with very challenging, but rewarding courses.

4 College Junior

Academics: There are a number of fields of study offered at FIT with classes taught by some of the best industry professionals.

4 College Junior

Facilities: The facilities are slowly being renovated and the newer classrooms and buildings are very high tech and a nice enviornment to learn in.

College Junior

Scholarships: I did not apply for scholarships through my school, simply because they offer very few.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I love living in Manhattan. It is fun, lively and exciting.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is convenient, but there are a number of rules and restrictions that come with it. For instance, they have strict deadlines for when you have to be moved out, even if it the same day as your last final.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There is plenty of housing and it is located right across the street from the academic buildings, which is very convenient during the colder seasons. There is security in front of all buildings and a work room and lobby in each where students can go to work or hangout with friends.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The courses and teachers are great. Many teachers are still in the industry and offer great advise. I have learned a lot during my time at FIT.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: FIT is a highly respected and very well known school. There are many alumni who now hold positions in great companies such as Chanel and Bloomingdales. There are internship and employee recruiters on campus weekly who are looking specifically for FIT students to hire, simply because they know the type of employee FIT produces.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: We're in the middle of the city and surrounded by literally every type of food at all different prices and styles.

4 College Junior

Diversity: FIT is very diverse as it attracts students from all over the world. Being located in Manhattan definitely helps with this. FIT is sort of a small melting pot within the larger melting pot that is New York.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are mostly girls at FIT and majority of the male population is apart of the LGBT community. There are some very stuck up people but overall its a melting pot with all different types of personalities, ideas, and backgrounds.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The FIT administration is very strict. While this can be irritating, it is ultimately for the good of the students. For example, to have an overnight guest in the dorms it is required that the student fills out a request form by 4pm that day in order to be approved. If this is not done then there is no overnight visitation for that individual.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: All buildings have security in the front that make each person entering and exiting show an ID so that there are no strangers roaming the FIT halls. All guests of the dorms must be checked in and out. I feel very safe at my school.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I do not dorm off campus, but I commute to and from Long Island via the L.I.R.R. I have gotten used to the 1 hour commute, but others really like dorming near FIT, or in queens. Finding a nice, clean room/flat will be very expensive. And you definitely will have a roommate, unless you can pay min. $2,000/month on your own.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: I love the diversity. If you are going to be close minded and judgmental, just don't talk. Many gays, I have not met a 100% lesbian though. People from all backgrounds (Europe, Asia, Africa, Americas, mixes). And you will be exposed to different faiths and practices as well.

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4 College Junior

Majors: The fashion design program is very tough; not for the faint of heart. There are a lot of hands on work, and you cannot be lazy about academics either. You must pay attention in history class and even math class, and in each course that you find boring you will find some sort of inspiration or information you can use in your future career. you do not need the school's help to find an internship, you just need a good/smart resume and persistence. Your first will most likely be working for free or lunch stipend. Internship honestly has little to do with schooling, because it all depends on the individual's willingness to find work. Commitment and thinking that the company you intern for is your own is necessary. If you don't have that, just don't go for the major.

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4 College Junior

Majors: You must show that you are serious by making an interview appointment. If you are overseas or in the west coast, it is understandable. Otherwise, show your commitment. Your portfolio is absolutely crucial, and following directions is absolutely crucial.

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: Basically non existent, for those who are athletic

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Very convenient, tight security. Independent in the apartments.

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2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: It is basically an all girls school, a fashion school.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: NEW YORK CITY, need I say more.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Tight security everywhere because it is an urban campus.

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Kristen Babson
Charlotte, NC
Fashion Merchandising Management
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The majority of students agrees that the quality of education they receive extends beyond the price that is paid. The FIT faculty has extensive knowledge of the industry and delivers real-world experience to students. Students are also given the chance to expand their learning outside of the New York City classroom, with internships and study abroad programs. Those students who tend to look negatively at FIT are those who are uninvolved and do not take advantage of what the school has to offer.

With the lack of a social scene, lack of a real campus, and the overwhelming amount of girls, students overlook these aspects and value the experiences and opportunities instead. New York City is where dreams can happen. If you stay focused and work hard, you will develop skills and confidence that will lead to a successful career.

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