Athletics

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

Athletics: Basically non existent, for those who are athletic

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1 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have very few athletic sports and even fewer people that participate. FIT isn't really an athletic school so it makes sense. We have personal gyms to work out in and I think two gymnasiums for group sports or sports classes but it isn't a huge part of FIT life. We also have 0 school spirit. Majority of the students here are career oriented and put more focus on that aspect of their lives, which is pretty typical for any FIT student. I think we all prefer to dip our toes in the pool of the fashion industry rather than concern ourselves with other school activities.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: FIT is an art oriented campus so it's only natural that sports aren't as big as other colleges there.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: FIT is more fashion focused so many dont take our sports seriously and most are unaware that FIT even offers sports.

2 College Senior

Athletics: I hear we have a pretty good mens basketball team but otherwise no one takes part or notices the sports teams

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1366th
    Best Intramural Sports
  • 1366th
    Most Active Varsity Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kristen Babson
Hometown
Charlotte, NC
Major
Fashion Merchandising Management
Grad Year
2013
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FIT has intercollegiate teams in tennis, cross country, half marathon, track and field, dance, cheerleading, women's volleyball, swimming and diving, and table tennis. Students who thrive on competition should take advantage of participating in athletics.

If you do not like participating in athletic events but enjoy the excitement of being in the crowd, sporting events are free for students. Students can also venture a few blocks away to Madison Square Garden to catch a professional sporting event, such as the Rangers or Knicks. FIT teams compete against other schools in Region XV of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
NJCAA
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division III
Athletic Conferences
Football: N/A
Basketball: N/A
School Colors
Columbia blue, navy, and white
School Nickname
Tigers
Men Playing Varsity Sports
12 - 1%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
51 - 1%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Swimming and diving
  • Table tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Swimming and diving
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • 31st Street Fitness Center
  • Lari and Barbara Stanton Fitness Center (27th Street)
Most Popular Sports
The women's volleyball team and also the swimming and diving are the most popular sports on campus. Some Homecoming events are centered around a women's volleyball game.
Most Overlooked Teams
Being that FIT is a fashion school, most sports are overlooked when everyone has trends and threads on the brain.
School Spirit
Students have more school spirit at the fashion show competition with FIT's rival school, Parsons, than at an athletic event. You will see very little apparel that affiliates with FIT athletics.
Getting Tickets
All athletic events are free for students.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Chelsea Piers or Central Park

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 59 responses

  • 41% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 24% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 29% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 7% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 60 responses

  • 37% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 53% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 8% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 2% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 60 responses

  • 72% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 23% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 5% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
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