Fashion Institute of Technology GPA, SAT and ACT Data

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Fashion Institute of Technology GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

Fashion Institute of Technology GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
Fashion Institute of Technology GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

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Discussion of FIT's Admissions Standards:

FIT, the Fashion Institute of Technology, has selective admissions: over half of all applicants will not get in. Successful applicants tend to have strong high school records. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students who won admission. You'll notice that SAT and ACT scores vary considerably. This is because FIT has test-optional admissions, so standardized test scores don't play a very significant role in the admissions process (you will need them for placement purposes and if you apply to the Honors program). Grades, however, do matter for all applicants, and you'll notice that most admitted students had high school GPAs in the "B" range or higher. A sizable percentage of accepted students had grades up in the "A" range.

You'll also notice plenty of red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue throughout much of the graph. Some students were rejected who had the same grades and test scores as students who were admitted. This is because FIT has holistic admissions and makes decisions based on more than numbers. FIT is part of the SUNY network, and the school uses the SUNY application. The admissions folks will want to see a strong application essay and meaningful extracurricular activities. Also, all applicants who are choosing an Art and Design major will need to submit a portfolio. Art and Design includes majors such as fashion design, fine arts, illustration, jewelry design, textile design, and photography. A strong portfolio that demonstrates clear talent and creativity can help make up for grades that are a little less than ideal. Finally, the Fashion Institute of Technology takes into consideration the rigor of your high school courses, not just your grades. The admissions folks like to see a college preparatory curriculum that includes AP, IB, Honors, Regents, and Dual-Enrollment courses. FIT does not accept letters of recommendation, nor do they do admissions interviews.

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