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About FIT

Fashion Institute of Technology is a public, state school in an urban setting in New York, New York. FIT was founded in 1944 and now enrolls around 8,191 students a year, including 7,959 undergrads. FIT offers housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at FIT! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of FIT's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? FIT students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at FIT, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? FIT has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at FIT on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at FIT on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! January 1, 2022 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should receive admissions decisions by April 1.

2021 FIT Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 59%
Average GPA 3.6
In-State Tuition $5,190
Out-of-State $15,570
Percent of Need Met 66%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,539

Is FIT a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a closer look at all of these areas to get a better idea of what FIT offers and if it could be a good choice for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Fashion Institute of Technology

It is moderately difficult to get into FIT. The acceptance rate at FIT is 59%. Last year, 4,354 students applied to FIT and 2,568 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at FIT

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 89% of students who start at FIT come back for their second year of college. FIT's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 83%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook FIT Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Tuition and Financial Aid at FIT

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. FIT meets 66% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,539 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $23,864 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at FIT. Based on this information, how does FIT sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is FIT a good school for you?

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Where is FIT?

FIT is located in the urban setting of New York, New York, less than an hour from New York City.

If you want to see FIT for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take West Side Highway to New York, or book a flight to the nearest airport, LaGuardia.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what FIT and New York are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Seventh Avenue at 27th Street New York, NY 10001-5992

Campus Setting: Urban

FIT Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jan 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to FIT is Jan 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to FIT is Jan 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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FIT Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$22,516

In State

$32,896

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$5,190
$15,570
Fees
$920
$920
Housing
$14,556
$14,556
Books
$1,850
$1,850

Student Life

Wondering what life at FIT is like? There are approximately 8,191 students enrolled at FIT, including 7,959 undergraduate students and 232 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 67% percent are from NY and 33% percent of students are from other states.

88%

Full Time

12%

Part Time

67%

In State

33%

Out-of-State

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

8,191

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

59%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$6,110

Out-of-State

$16,490

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 1
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