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Fashion Institute of Technology

New York, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate52%
Acceptance Rate52%

About FIT

Fashion Institute of Technology Overview

Fashion Institute of Technology is a public, state school in an urban setting in New York, New York. FIT was founded in 1944 and presently has around 8,150 students a year, including 7,908 undergraduate students. FIT ensures on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms.

📆 Mark your calendar! January 1, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by April 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at FIT!

Are you interested in 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.

FIT does not have any greek life opportunties.

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.

2022 FIT Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 52%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $7,170
Out-of-State $21,692
Percent of Need Met 61%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $9,807

Is FIT a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better sense of what FIT offers and if the college seems like a good choice for you.

FIT Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into FIT. FIT admitted 52% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 4,705 students applied to FIT and 2,431 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at FIT

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 88% of students who start at FIT return for their second year of college. Around 70% of students who started at FIT earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook FIT Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with FIT directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at FIT

Tuition 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 61% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend FIT full-time are awarded $9,807 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $23,538 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at FIT.

Based on this information, does FIT seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is FIT a good school for you?

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Where is FIT?

FIT is located in the city of New York, New York, in the suburbs of New York City.

If you are interested in seeing 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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Wondering what life at FIT is like? There are approximately 8,150 students enrolled at FIT, including 7,908 undergraduate students and 242 graduate students. 87% percent of students attend school full-time, 65% percent are from NY and 35% percent of students are from other states.


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