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Fashion Institute of Technology Overview

Located in New York, New York, Fashion Institute of Technology is a public institution. New York is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Fashion Institute of Technology Known For?

3,630 Undergraduate Awards
$35,196 Avg Cost After Aid
47% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at FIT SUNY is 4%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at FIT SUNY is the master's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, FIT SUNY bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $48,900 a year. That's about 20% more than their peers at other schools.

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Fashion Institute of Technology Rankings

FIT SUNY landed the #177 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 149 colleges in New York, it is ranked at #21.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

FIT SUNY has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#19 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#113 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#134 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#346 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at FIT SUNY.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Public Relations & Advertising Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Fine & Studio Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Textile & Apparel Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Design & Applied Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best International Business Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#81 Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards FIT SUNY has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Colleges for Public Relations & Advertising College Factual
#3 Best Colleges for Textile & Apparel Studies College Factual
#7 Best Colleges for Design & Applied Arts College Factual
#12 Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual
#20 Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences College Factual
#46 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central

Where Is Fashion Institute of Technology?

Location of Fashion Institute of Technology

Contact details for FIT SUNY are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 227 W 27Th St, New York, NY 10001-5992
Phone: 212-217-7999
Website: www.fitnyc.edu

How Do I Get Into FIT SUNY?

You can apply to FIT SUNY online at: www.fitnyc.edu/admissions/apply/index.php

Admission Requirements for FIT SUNY

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into FIT SUNY?

47% Acceptance Rate
85% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate of Fashion Institute of Technology is 47%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 15% of accepted students are men and 85% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 42%, and the acceptance rate for women is 48%.

Can I Afford Fashion Institute of Technology?

$35,196 Net Price
40% Take Out Loans
4.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of FIT SUNY is $35,196. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At FIT SUNY, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $7,872 a year. That adds up to $31,488 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FIT SUNY is 4.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Fashion Institute of Technology Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,340 Full-Time Undergraduates
83% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,508 undergraduate students at FIT SUNY, with 7,340 being full-time and 1,168 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  FIT SUNY

There are also 218 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 7,340 full-time undergraduates at FIT SUNY, 17% are male and 83% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  FIT SUNY

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Fashion Institute of Technology students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of FIT SUNY Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 830
Black or African American 614
Hispanic or Latino 1,558
White 3,074
International Students 927
Other Races/Ethnicities 337

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Fashion Institute of Technology. At this time, 38 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 90 countries are represented at FIT SUNY. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, China, and India.

Online Learning at Fashion Institute of Technology

204 Took All Classes Online
2,655 Took At Least One Class Online
4.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,655 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at FIT SUNY has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 15th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of FIT SUNY

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Fashion Institute of Technology was 4.5%. This is the #1,709 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at FIT SUNY regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at FIT SUNY ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at FIT SUNY.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing #8
Marketing #97

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Fashion Institute of Technology Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Design & Applied Arts 7 805 560 13 1,385
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 664 505 18 1,187
Public Relations & Advertising 0 317 279 0 596
Textile & Apparel Studies 17 71 74 0 162
Marketing 0 0 156 0 156
Fine & Studio Arts 0 54 31 14 99
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 5 21 9 0 35
Arts & Media Management 0 0 17 11 28
Graphic Communications 0 0 20 0 20
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 18 0 18
International Business 0 0 0 16 16
Museum Studies 0 0 0 10 10
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 29 1,932 1,669 82 3,712

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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