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Reviews 1303 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are security guards all around campus, indoor and outdoors 24/7

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: This is one of the top schools to go to for the exposure in the fashion world. People see a degree from FIT and they know you know your stuff. Our school is recognized throughout the world

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: A lot of my professors I have had really care if you understand the material. they do what they can to help you get internships as well. I have had a lot of great professors in my major who I am connected with on LinkedIn which I think is very helpful as well

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Really convenient location with gym, laundry, and work space amenities. However it sucks we have to pay for laundry. Some rooms are so much bigger than others but overall dorming isn't the worst here.

2 College Junior

Athletics: Our school is division 3 ncjaa, so there aren't many sports options to choose from. I am an active student and like to workout and play sports so I always wished we had intramural teams at school too. However, FIT does offer fitness classes for students to attend which I think is effective.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Being at my school has boosted my confidence level so high these past three years. FIT really pushes you to do your best and go out there and get experience in the field you love. From the start of school FIT encourages their students to take advantage where you are, they prepare us from the very beginning to be professional. I don't think most typical schools do that right from the start.

2 College Senior

Overall Experience: Besides our teachers, most things here are from the 1960's. 2 floors of new computer labs in the C building, but it's literately one tile is brand new, the next is super old. half the sewing machines don't work, and the working ones are held in with tape. only straight guys are in Menswear or architecture.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: FIT is recognized around the world as one of the premier Fashion schools.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Security sucks. More interested if you have your school I.D then the frequent drunk homeless guy who walks past our school at least 4 times daily harassing women smoking.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Not living, but regularly frequent the dorms. with the price you pay, somewhat reasonable seeing as you live across the street and in the heart of Manhattan.

1 College Senior

Greek Life: its a dry campus... what greek life

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Being an international student, it took ,longer than usual to apply. but in saying that, registrar office sucks. rarely answer emails, even now as a student, i have to physically go to the office. the website is somewhat easy to navigate, but in my opinion, all american college websites are so un-user-friendly.

2 College Senior

Athletics: There are a few in-door multi-purpose courts, but girls and guys rarely participate in or at all use the facilities. regularly try to get basketball games happening but rarely anything happens

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: For being in the heart of NYC, I feel extremely safe. There is campus security everywhere and they all work hard to make the students feel protected. There is very little crime, be aware of where your (expensive) supplies and equipment are at all times though!

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My overall experience: so far it's been very good. I feel like I'm learning a lot from very knowledgable professors who want to see me succeed. The courses are rigorous and we learn the very latest from the industry.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Many students get internships or jobs while attended school. During the last two years, getting an internship is mandatory. We have very notable alumni. The career center tries to help all students.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing is tough because many students have to put on the waitlist. There is limited space and buildings in Manhattan so it makes sense. It's expensive but overall, it's one of the cheaper arts schools because it's part of the SUNY system.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My overall experience with FIT thus far has ben extremely positive. All of my professors are very helpful and professional. Being in the city and surrounded by tons of other likeminded individuals is great and really gets the creativity going. The only thing might be the competition for jobs and internships. Just work hard!

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Guards in every building. Must have IDs to get in. There are phone lines to reach them on every floor. You're the city, so you should be pretty safe. Not a lot of people want to do something in broad daylight and in a crowded area.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Quality of courses depend on the professor. The descriptions on the site are fluffed up to make it seem like it's all fancy and great. It's not complex, but a good professor will push you to do better and help you in any way they can.

As an Illustration major, get ready to be ignored by most of the school because they only care about a few majors actually. Also if you're into illustration for games and things like that, you might run into professors who are still stuck in the past and/or only focused on editorial illustration. Just take whatever information you feel is relevant to you and if you find a professor you can connect with and learn from, stick to them like a barnacle.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: As an Illustration major, it will be extremely hard finding internships through FIT's job bank for this major. There's usually nothing posted there and if there is, it's only posted because the description contains the word illustrator or illustration. They don't actually check it thoroughly, but if you're lucky you might find something okay enough in the graphic design section.

The career center should be open and is available for walk-in advising. I have not tried it myself, but supposedly you can arrange for practice interviews and such.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Cheaper than the other art schools. There are a few good professors here who do push you to be the best version of you. If I could, I might have taken a year off to go to the Arts Students League to shore up on foundation skills like drawing and painting before starting classes. A lot more bang for your buck because FIT does not help you with fundamental skills. It's a joke almost.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I like my school and i wish i was more free to enjoy studying

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: not enough job offer for grad students

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Im living out of campus


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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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