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Fashion Institute of Technology Overview

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

What Is Fashion Institute of Technology Known For?

3,653 Undergraduate Awards
$35,259 Avg Cost After Aid
59% 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 master's degree is the highest award offered at FIT SUNY.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from FIT SUNY makes roughly $48,900 a year. This is 20% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Fashion Institute of Technology Rankings

According to our 2022 analysis, FIT SUNY is ranked #383 out of 2,587 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

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 been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#133 Best Associate 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
#2 Best Textile & Apparel Studies Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Specialized Sales Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Communication & Journalism Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Fine & Studio Arts Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best International Business Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Design & Applied Arts Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Visual & Performing Arts Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#84 Best Value Communication & Journalism 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 Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Schools College Factual
#30 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Schools College Factual
#52 Best Visual & Performing Arts Schools College Factual
#54 Best Communication & Journalism Schools College Factual
#76 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual
#78 Best Business Master’s Degree Schools Business Degree Central

Where Is 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

How Do I Get Into FIT SUNY?

You can apply to FIT SUNY online at:

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?

59% Acceptance Rate
83% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at FIT SUNY is 59%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 17% of accepted students are men and 83% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 52%, and the acceptance rate for women is 61%.

Can I Afford Fashion Institute of Technology?

$35,259 Net Price
37% Take Out Loans
3.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of FIT SUNY is $35,259. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At FIT SUNY, approximately 37% of students took out student loans averaging $8,597 a year. That adds up to $34,388 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FIT SUNY is 3.8%. 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

6,966 Full-Time Undergraduates
83% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,959 undergraduate students at FIT SUNY, with 6,966 being full-time and 993 being part-time.


There are also 232 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,966 full-time undergraduates at FIT SUNY, 17% are male and 83% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 893
Black or African American 633
Hispanic or Latino 1,530
White 2,835
International Students 653
Other Races/Ethnicities 422

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

8,019 Took All Classes Online
8,177 Took At Least One Class Online
933.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 8,177 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.


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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of FIT SUNY

The following table shows how FIT SUNY is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Marketing #40 #150

Online Growth Rankings of FIT SUNY

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Fashion Institute of Technology was 933.0%. This is the #115 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at FIT SUNY regardless of major.

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 14 838 560 25 1,437
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 662 470 18 1,150
Public Relations & Advertising 0 342 282 0 624
Marketing 0 0 160 0 160
Textile & Apparel Studies 11 60 76 0 147
Fine & Studio Arts 0 65 26 12 103
Museum Studies 0 0 0 63 63
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 3 13 16 0 32
Arts & Media Management 0 0 16 7 23
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 21 0 21
International Business 0 0 0 17 17
Graphic Communications 0 0 17 0 17
General Visual & Performing Arts 1 0 0 0 1
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 29 1,980 1,644 142 3,795


*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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