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Fashion Institute of Technology

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

FIT Admissions

If you are applying to FIT, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 1 and the fee for the application costs $50.

Students who submit their applications to FIT for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.

FIT Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of FIT's admissions stats.

FIT 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Waitlist Yes

Fashion Institute of Technology Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Fashion Institute of Technology.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes January 1 April 1

Want to Apply Early to FIT?

FIT does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to FIT?

Getting into FIT is moderately difficult. FIT evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, FIT accepted 52% of students, around 2,431 from the 4,705 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like FIT, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Fashion Institute of Technology

It is very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to FIT

FIT has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into FIT?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at FIT

Curious about the factors that are considered by FIT during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
First Generation Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with FIT for more information on admission factors.

FIT Application Requirements

To apply to FIT, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with FIT's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into FIT?

FIT has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

FIT considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

FIT does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

What is a Good SAT Score for FIT?

What is a Good ACT Score for FIT?

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Fashion Institute of Technology

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to FIT.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is January 1. Applicants should hear back by April 1.

Transfer students can enroll in FIT during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

FIT Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to FIT?

❌ Students who are admitted to FIT must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does FIT accept transfer credits?

✅ FIT accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does FIT accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ FIT accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to FIT?

✅ FIT is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is FIT's acceptance rate?

✅ FIT's acceptance rate is 52%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at FIT?

❌ FIT does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About FIT?

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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FIT Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into FIT? FIT is a somewhat selective institution. The FIT acceptance rate is 52%. This means that the institution accepts 51 out of every 100 applicants.


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

FIT ACT Scores


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FIT SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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