Location
New York, NY
Undergrads
7,154
Tuition (in-state)
$13,190 ($4,790)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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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.

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

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Would not ever choose another university.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: Extremely selection, one of the best in the country

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: LOVE DOING WHAT I LOVE

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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Not much student life, majority of kids commute.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They are not clear and friendly.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: It is tight knit and a wonderful way to study what you love.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Art and Design students mixed with the Business school

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: Campus police could be very strict about letting individuals into the building. If I ever forgot my student ID I would have to go to a certain building and be signed in with my license and proof that I was a student. They did not care if it was going to make you late for class. Also, teachers were very strict on attendance and more than 2 absences would lower your overall grade by a full letter. I found this frustrating because if you were able to get 100's on every test with only attending 2 classes, then you should be rewarded not punished.

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Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I do not believe that FIT has a huge Greek life. I wasn't apart of it though so I cannot really comment.

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Recent Alumnus

Majors: I only spent 1 year at FIT in an accelerated program. I had completed internships while I attended NYU and so I did not believe it was necessary to do another unpaid internship. Instead, I worked as a sales associate at BCBG Max Azria.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: My program was great and I would never know as much about the fashion industry if I had not attended FIT. I think I would do it again but I would definitely have tried to save money with in state tuition prices. My career goal is to be a buyer and I think attending FIT definitely has helped me become more marketable in the industry I've chosen. It helped me get my first salaried full time job!

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Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I did not reside on campus when attending FIT.

5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: FIT is very diverse. I was fortunate enough to make friends with students of various nationalities, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. FIT is a very accepting and progressive school.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: FIT is located in the fashion district of NYC - there is always something to do!!

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: The food wasn't bad but not many healthy options. Also, it was definitely expensive.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: NYC is one of the most expensive cities in the country. Off campus housing is worth it though because you end up paying the same amount as you would for a dorm, but you get the extra three months of the year by signing a lease. My advise is the more roommates you have, the cheaper your apartment overall.

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Kristen Babson
Hometown
Charlotte, NC
Major
Fashion Merchandising Management
Grad Year
2013
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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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