Fashion Institute of Technology

1,382 reviews
  1. New York, NY
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    D+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A+
Fashion Institute of Technology is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division III
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
227 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001
Website

Fashion Institute of Technology Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
44%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$10,216/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,541/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,807/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,961/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,762/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,301/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.105 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.105 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.105 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,454Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Determined and slightly pretentious
    41%
  • Fashionable
    34%
  • Diverse Student Body
    14%
  • Diligent & Perseverant
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
77%
of students say they don't have Greek life.88 responses
Poll
64%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.134 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Creative
    68%
  • Professional
    16%
  • Dynamic
    9%
  • Innovative
    7%

After Fashion Institute of Technology

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.63 responses

Reviews

1,382 reviews
  • Excellent
    273
  • Very Good
    465
  • Average
    477
  • Poor
    103
  • Terrible
    64
I love FIT! It isn't your typical college experience, but if you love fashion and the industry then I couldn't imagine a better place to be. All of the teachers have been or are currently working in the industry so they are extremely knowledgeable. There are a lot of group projects which may be difficult, but they are very "real world" oriented and I have already learned a lot. FIT is constantly keeping me inspired not only because it is in NYC, but because the student body is so diverse. The administration can be disorganized at times and you don't get the typical social experiences that other campuses provide, but these definitely aren't big losses because you have the city as your playground.
  • College Sophomore
  • July 6 2015
The Fashion Institute of Technology is a fantastic school to attend! The admission into the school is getting a bit harder, however it is very competitive. Determination, creativity and academics is extremely important. Take advantage of the time that you are at FIT because you learn a wealth of knowledge. Your classmates and the professors, are your connections to making it in the fashion industry.
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago
I live right across the street from my College and what its like to live on campus is amazing. There's always so much fun things to do and see and there's 24 hour campus security everywhere so i always feel safe especially being in the big city. I live in a Co-Ed hall and my roommate is a girl who is my best friend and our dorm room is actually pretty big compared to other colleges. The cost is pretty reasonable since we're living in Manhattan but it's nothing i can pay out of pocket, I've of course taken out loans for it. The ease of housing process was fairly easy because you just had to do everything online and it didn't take very long. I would recommend this college to anyone interested in art and design or in the fashion world because it is absolutely one of the best!
  • College Junior
  • Mar 6 2015