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Fashion Institute of Technology SUNY

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.

About

History

First, they created the Educational Foundation for the Apparel Industries to promote education for the industry. The Foundation then obtained a charter from the New York State Board of Regents to establish a “fashion institute of technology and design.” The institute opened in 1944 with 100 students, and was located on the top two floors of the High School of Needle Trades.

Education

  • School of Art and Design
  • Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Center for Continuing and Professional Studies

Research

The School of Graduate Studies brings together artists, designers and business professionals who thrive on the most current research. Our community responds with a broad spectrum of cutting-edge inquiry and analysis. Our students have extraordinary resources available to them both at the Fashion Institute of Technology and in New York City.

Career

Career and Internship Center

Whether you're about to graduate, just beginning your FIT education, or anywhere in between, we can help you plan your future.  Here is what we offer: 

  • Individual Career Counseling
  • Career Fairs
  • Workshops
  • Career Guide
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Industry Panels

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

The FIT Student Government Association was established in order to uphold the rights of students and have representation throughout the College. The Student Council, Board of Directors and Communications Committee serve as the center of FIT's student government and represent the interests of the student body. The governing branches of the Student Association oversee and fund, through student activity fees, more than 60 clubs and organizations. The Council is open to every student and is held once a month, with elections taking place each spring.

Housing services

Four on-campus residence halls house approximately 1,100 new/entering students on 27th Street and 1,100 current/returning students at 31st Street's Kaufman Hall. Kaufman Hall also serves as home to our summer housing program for visiting interns.

  • Coed Hall (27th Street)
  • Nagler Hall (27th Street)
  • Alumni Hall (27th Street)
  • Kaufman Hall (31st Street)

Library services

Gladys Marcus Library

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ICT services

The Division of Information Technology assists the FIT community with over 100 IT-supported services.

  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Printing
  • TV

Medical services

  • The Health Services is a primary care facility staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses. 
  • The Health Services provides general medical and gynecological care, and carries a limited supply of medications free of charge to students who paid the Health Services fee. Comprehensive lab tests needed for diagnostic purposes are performed on site by Quest and Labcorp. 

Student Life

Campus life

Today, the campus encompasses an entire city block and serves more than 10,000 students. The college offers degrees in diverse subjects, such as Menswear and Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing, which are unique to the college, and Fashion Business Management, Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design, and Toy Design, the first of their kind in the country.

Sports facilities

  • Lari and Barbara Stanton Fitness Center
  • 31st Street Fitness Center

Student clubs

  • Advertising & Digital Design Club
  • American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists
  • Art and Design Gallery
  • Asian Student Network
  • B.I.G. Entrepreneur Club
  • Black Student Union
  • Blush Magazine
  • Chabad - Jewish Life at FIT
  • Christian Fellowship
  • Collab!

Accreditation

The Fashion Institute of Technology is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.

Student Reviews

Start to follow my dream!
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Hello,My name is Ei Mon Kyaw.I'm from Myanmar.According to the wish of my parents,I'm attending at the Yangon University Of Economics and studied Business Administration.I have already studied leadership skills and have an internship experience in marketing and already finished the group presentations at the campus life.Now I'm starting interested in fashion & design...

FIT
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

This school was a great experience for intro level courses in business and marketing. However, the curriculum does not fully align with the fast paced society we live in today and tends to be outdated. Overall my experience was pretty solid and I don’t regret going! (Study abroad was definitely the best part of my four years there though)

Amazing environment
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great experience with the most amazing professors eager to solve problems and give knowledge from their lives in campus or outside the campus. A great learning environment with a lot of people eager to create. Careful about sustainability and slow fashion.

New York City, New York, United States

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