Fashion Institute of Technology, founded in 1944, is a public school of art and design and business and technology, receiving its principal financial support from the State and City of New York. As a specialized college, it prepares students for exciting careers in fashion and related professions and industries and provides leadership, research and other services to those professions and industries. As a college committed to career education with a broad cultural background, FIT offers not only essential professional preparations but also a full range of liberal arts courses, counseling and placement services, extracurricular activities and access to the cultural life of New York City. Because its graduates are prepared to enter design, production management, advertising, marketing, merchandising and other fashion-oriented fields, it welcomes students with special aptitudes. Its five-acre campus is located in midtown Manhattan, near the center of New York's fashion industry.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Mostly women
7,959
Undergraduates
1,377
Men - 17.3%
6,583
Women - 82.7%
232
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
59% of 4,354 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.56
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Cost of Attendance
Not reported
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Freshman Award
$11,539
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,864
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
234
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
5%
10-19
39%
20-29
56%
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New York Population
8,244,910
Nearest Metropolitan Area
New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
2% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Junior College Athletic Association
Mascot
Tiger
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
13.9%
Black/African-American
10.5%
Hispanic/Latino
25.2%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.6%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.2%
White
45.1%
Unknown
0.4%
International Students
9.7%
First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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