From the School

FIT has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides its 10,000 students with a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are affordable and relevant to today's rapidly changing industries. The college grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, and offers more than 45 majors in fields ranging from marketing and textiles to toy design and entrepreneurship, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.

FIT's special brand of education reflects the college's close ties to industry. Top executives serve as curriculum advisors, faculty, and mentors to students; industry members and leading companies provide scholarships, internships, and support for critical FIT initiatives. Relationships with industry enable the college to offer students experiences that mirror the marketplace and give them a competitive edge.

Overview

Applicants
Acceptance Rate

Test Scores

SAT Reading
-
SAT Math
-
ACT Composite
-

Deadlines


Regular
January 15

Other Admission Factors

Overall

From The School

FIT's programs offer a vibrant learning environment, combining the practical and the theoretical. Each provides hands-on instruction, each is supported by a focused liberal arts curriculum, and each draws on a faculty of dedicated working professionals who are influential in their fields. The School of Liberal Arts offers the opportunity to minor in a variety of liberal arts areas in two forms: subject-based minors and interdisciplinary minors unique to the FIT liberal arts curriculum. Minors include film and media, economics, Latin American studies, and sustainability.

The Presidential Scholars honors program, open to academically exceptional students in all disciplines, offers special liberal arts courses, projects, colloquiums, and cultural and community service activities designed to broaden horizons and stimulate discourse.

Internships are an essential part of many majors. The college's extensive internship program provides students with vital experience in their field. The Career and Internship Center helps students with career planning and offers lifetime placement services to graduates.

The study-abroad experience allows students to immerse themselves in diverse cultures and prepares them to live and work in a global community. FIT offers programs in Italy-in Florence and Milan-where students study fashion design or fashion merchandising management and gain firsthand experience in the dynamics of European fashion. Australia, China, England, France, and Mexico are a few of the other countries where FIT offers semester-long programs. Students can also study abroad during the winter or summer sessions.

The School of Continuing Education and Professional Studies provides evening and weekend credit and noncredit classes to students and working professionals who want to pursue a degree or certificate or just gain skills and knowledge. FIT also offers a wide range of classes for high school students on weekends and in the summer. Online courses are offered on a wide variety of subjects. An AAS degree in Fashion Merchandising Management and a BS in International Trade and Marketing are available fully online.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

On Campus Interviews

Overview

From The School

For 2012-13, the associate-level tuition per semester was $2,100 for in-state residents and $6,300 for nonresidents. Baccalaureate-level tuition per semester was $2,884 for in-state residents and $7,715 for nonresidents. Housing costs ranged from $6,119 to $6,299 per semester for traditional residence hall accommodations with mandatory meal plan and from $5,241 to $9,521 for apartment-style accommodations. Meal plans varied from $1,643 to $2,105 per semester. Textbook costs and other nominal fees, such as locker rental or laboratory use, vary per program. Costs are subject to change.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA
School
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$2,500
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$5,950
Required Fees
$210
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy

Scholarships and Grants

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
FFEL PLUS loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

From The School

The college is home to more than 70 student organizations, including merit societies, athletic teams, major-related organizations, and clubs based on areas of interest. Concerts, dances, field trips, films, flea markets, and other events are regularly scheduled. Student-run publications include a campus newspaper, a literary and art magazine, and the FIT yearbook.

FIT has intercollegiate teams in cross-country, half marathon, track and field, dance, table tennis, tennis, soccer, swimming and diving, and volleyball. Athletics and Recreation offers students group fitness classes at no extra cost. Open gym activities allow students to participate in team and individual sports.

The David Dubinsky Student Center houses lounges, a game room, a dining hall, a student radio station, a student-run boutique, student government and club offices, health services, gyms, a dance studio, a fitness center, a counseling center, studios, and laboratories.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
9,848
Out of State
37%

Demographics

37% are out of state

Overview

From The School

Occupying an entire tree-lined block in Manhattan's dynamic Chelsea neighborhood, FIT's campus places students at the heart of the fashion, advertising, visual arts, design, business, and communications industries. Approximately 2,300 students live on campus, in accommodations ranging from traditional dorm-style rooms with meal plans to apartment-style suites with kitchens, and from single to quad occupancy.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
30%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Fire safety rating

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
70
Number of Honor Societies
7

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations
1

Sports

Athletic Division
Other


Student Services

Academic

Other Information

Campus Visits Contact


Experience College Life


Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required:
Dates:
Times:
Average Length:

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

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Key Stats

Applicants
9,848
Size
Acceptance Rate

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