Guys & Girls

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

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

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Our school is VERY liberal when it comes to the dress code. Obviously since it's a fashion school everyone dresses pretty nice. A lazy outfit for an FIT student is generally a pretty nice outfit for someone at a typical college like Penn State, etc. 90% of the students here are very determined and as freshman are already getting involved with jobs, internships, networking opportunities, designing their own clothes, etc. Students are generally very busy so having a social life won't be an abundant part part of the college experience. Students here can be incredibly stuck up or have a sense of entitlement or being better than others but that only makes up around 40% of people.

3 College Student

Guys & Girls: Students are very interesting and artsy but there are almost no guys. That is hard to get used to.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Some people have unique style and others are average students.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Wish there were more guys in the school, I guess. A lot of females around the campus. So far I only had about 3-4 boys in my class since being at FIT.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 3rd
    Most Creative/Artsy Guys
  • 4th
    Most Creative/Artsy Girls
  • 68th
    Hottest Girls
  • 84th
    Party Girls
  • 205th
    Party Guys

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kristen Babson
Hometown
Charlotte, NC
Major
Fashion Merchandising Management
Grad Year
2013
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The ratio between girls and guys at FIT can be overwhelming at times. In classes, it is easily recognized that there are more girls than guys, depending on the major. Either way, guy or girl, students should not get discouraged by this. If you're a girl, there are plenty of young, cute men (or women) in New York City that are looking for you, too. If you're a straight guy, there are plenty of girls at FIT from which to choose. If you're a gay man, take advantage of the gay culture within the Chelsea neighborhood that FIT resides.

A dating scene does not really exist at FIT. There are some guys and girls that date, but the majority of dating happens within the gay community. If you are a girl and can find a straight guy to date at FIT, that is a rare commodity, and you will often see awkward glances from your peers. If you come to FIT dating your high school sweetheart, then it's a perfect place to find your gay best friend.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
85%
Male Undergrads
15%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
Female students can have an exam done in the health center or by their own doctor and can purchase birth control at the health center. There are also free condoms available.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Bars and clubs
  2. Coffee shops
  3. Local colleges such as NYU or Columbia
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Apartment parties
  2. Bars and clubs
  3. Central Park
  4. Dorms
  5. Movies
Social Scene
It can be hard to find time to meet students outside of your major, with the exception of liberal arts classes and those students who live on the same floor in the residence halls. There is a lack of a social scene on campus, with few athletic events. Students establish a group of friends and tend to stick with that group throughout their years at FIT.
Hookups or Relationships?
A lot of girls on campus are in relationships, but not with guys from FIT. Girls: don't expect to meet the love of your life at FIT. Guys: if you're gay, your chances are far higher; if you're straight, FIT is full of hot girls.
Dress Code
There are no rules when it comes to dress at FIT. You will see hundreds of different styles on a normal day. The key is to know what looks good without trying too hard.

Did You Know?
A lot of students find that they do not have time to date, whereas at other schools, college can be where you find your soul mate.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 54 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 54 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 60 responses

  • 32% None
  • 24% Long-distance relationship
  • 11% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 10% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 8% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 6% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 4% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 2% Casual dating at your school
  • 2% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 1% Exclusively dating someone at your school

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 6 responses

  • 45% Be sociable and good at networking
  • 18% Compliment on their clothing
  • 18% Don't fit in but be different
  • 9% Be open to knew things
  • 9% Get into the croud

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 5 responses

  • 38% Local colleges such as NYU or Columbia
  • 38% Bars and clubs
  • 25% Hook ups are more common than relationships at FIT
  • 0% Coffee shops

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 65 responses

  • 8% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 20% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 49% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 23% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 9 responses

  • 56% Fashionable
  • 44% Determined and slightly pretentious

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