One of New York City’s premier public institutions, FIT is an internationally recognized college for design, fashion, art, communications, and business. We’re known for our rigorous, unique, and adaptable academic programming, experiential learning opportunities, academic and industry partnerships, and commitment to research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. While our pedagogical mission is to prepare our students for professional excellence in design and business, our broader ethos is to foster creativity, inspire leadership, impart a global perspective, and educate students to embrace inclusiveness, commit to sustainability, and engage with community. We encourage students, scholars, teachers, and industry colleagues to cross traditional boundaries of both geography and disciplines. Together we strive to develop innovative design and strategic business solutions that will upend the status quo, create personal and professional opportunity, and have a lasting and sustainable global impact.
|Ethnicity Breakdown||Asian||Black||Caucasian||Hispanic||Middle Eastern||Native American||Pacific Islander|
|Fashion Institute of Technology Students||15%||27%||33%||35%||2%||2%||1%|
|All Bold.org College Students||11%||21%||37%||25%||2%||2%||1%|
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The beautiful storm of creativity, business, and self-expression on campus makes me excited to return to the world of Fashion and Business.
I didn’t take it seriously when I first attended since I didn’t have much freedom in Highschool socially. That ultimately hurt me as I flunked out. Now that I’m back, I am stronger and more confident and creative than ever!
The Fashion Institute is a wonderful school to attend if you're passionate about your interests. The professors here take education very seriously, and the school offers many different courses. Personally, I have enjoyed my time here, although it has only been one and a half semesters. My classes are enjoyable and I get along with the professors fairly well. I have learned a lot about my major and have many resources readily available to me in the city. Overall, I would recommend this school to others that are pursuing a future in fine arts like me.
One of the downsides to FIT is some of the residential and dining hall staff. They are difficult to communicate with, and your questions won't always get answered. Keep this in mind when applying to on-campus housing.
I had the best Professors my senior year. I learned and matured a lot during my college experiences. I feel more prepared now that I almost finished my degree and I am still eager to learn more! I love all the opportunities FIT offers. I wish I would have joined more clubs because there are a lot of interesting ones to choose from.
I should have switched my major being that fashion business management does not meet my needs for what I would like to pursue as a career. Buying and planning is not my passion. To add, the school is a majority female, however, I knew that going into this school.
There are a lot of pros and cons with this college, but the main pro is the connections you build with other students. It can be hard to socialize with everyone, especially as a commuter; but those with who you are able to network and build friendships will last for a long time.
To some degree, they don't care about lower-income students. Particularly the professors.
The quality of education was one of the greatest factors influencing my decision to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology. Many of the professors have prior industry experience and it is extremely beneficial for a student to hear and learn about what the industry is like outside of school. FIT is an excellent place to learn, grow, expand your career and achieve your wildest goals.
Social life at FIT can be iffy due to the busy schedules of many of the students. The workload can become overwhelming but is manageable.
Being in the city is a one-of-a-kind experience that can't be beaten elsewhere, especially for fashion. The opportunities are endless between internships and hands-on experience in the fashion industry. There is so much to learn and incredible people to learn from and learn about. Sure, not all the dorms have AC, but I'll take being a little toasty for a semester or so if it means I'm benefitting from my experience in the apparel market for the rest of my life.
There's a lot of competition. It will feel intimidating and you'll never feel like you're doing enough, but you'll only feel this way if you don't assure yourself that it's unnecessary to compare yourself to others. Go into your experience with confidence and a level head. Keep sight of what you value and what you're working towards.