FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology Admissions

Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

FIT - Fashion Institute of Technology
FIT - Fashion Institute of Technology. edenpictures / Flickr

The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York has an acceptance rate of just 40 percent, which makes FIT a somewhat selective school. To apply, students should fill out a SUNY application. Students will also need to submit high school transcripts and a personal essay. Check out the school's website for additional application requirements.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Fashion Institute of Technology Description

FIT, the Fashion Institute of Technology, is unusual among public universities because of its specialized focus on art, design, fashion, business, and communications. FIT is part of the State University of New York (SUNY). The urban campus is located on West 27th Street in Manhattan's fashion district in the Chelsea neighborhood.

Students can choose from 43 majors and eight certificate programs. At the undergraduate level, fashion merchandising and fashion design are the most popular majors. The curriculum has a liberal arts core, but students can also expect lots of hands-on, real-world educational experiences.

FIT academics are supported by a 17 to 1 student/faculty ratio. The college has four residence halls, although many students live off campus. Student life centers on the school's location in one of the world's most vibrant cities, but the college also has numerous clubs, organizations, and activities. In athletics, FIT Tigers compete in five men's and eight women's intercollegiate sports. Note that applicants for art and design will need to submit a portfolio, and students who want to be part of the Honors Program will need to submit SAT or ACT scores.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 9,261 (9,085 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 15% Male / 85% Female
  • 81% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,335 (in-state); $14,515 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,850 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,386
  • Other Expenses: $2,100
  • Total Cost: $22,671 (in-state); $31,851 (out-of-state)

FIT Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 79%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 45%
    • Loans: 43%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,307
    • Loans: $8,300

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Advertising and Marketing, Advertising Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Illustration
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Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 89%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 13%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 77%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Swimming, Tennis, Track, and Field, Table Tennis, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Volleyball, Soccer, Swimming, Cross Country, Table Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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