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Study at Fashion Institute of Technology


Fashion Institute of Technology was established in the year 1944. This accredited institution, situated in New York City, serves more than 2,500 part-time and nearly 6,000 full-time students.

The Fashion Institute of Technology mascot is the Tiger. The institute offers recreational programs and intercollegiate athletics programs. The teams participate in men s and women s volleyball, tennis, cross country and bowling competition. The institution also boasts of famous alumni such as Amsale Aberra, Luis Antonio, Reem Acra, Laura Dahl, Marisol Deluna, Byron Lars and Nanette Lepore (all fashion designers).

Profile of Fashion Institute of Technology

The main campus of Fashion Institute is in New York, NY (a large city). The school is a public school. Fashion Institute offers degrees up to the Master s degree.

Course Topics

The school tends to concentrate its instruction in a few key disciplines. Fashion Institute students most commonly major in a field related to design, media, photography and commercial art, fine arts, business and management, and construction trades.

Fashion Institute Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, 43% of people who applied to Fashion Institute were accepted.


The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at Fashion Institute are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student enrolment

In 2007, the school had 9,938 enrolled students. Fashion Institute has a larger minority student population than most schools. Females make the bulk of the Student enrolment at the school.

Student Life

Meal plans are available.

Fashion Institute Tuition and Affordability

The school offers comparatively low-priced tuition.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The Fashion Institute of Technology prepares students for professional excellence in design, fashion, and business by providing the premier educational experience that fosters creativity, career focus, and a global perspective. "

Fashion Institute Programs and Degrees

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management1,135fashion merchandising, international marketing, merchandising sales and marketing, special products marketing, marketing research, international business, small business management
Design898fashion design, interior design, illustration, graphic design, industrial design
Media342advertising, animation and special effects
Photography and Commercial Art265commercial art, commercial photography
Fine Arts135 fine arts, metal and jewelry, art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Construction Trades112apparel and textile manufacture, apparel and textiles
Drama and Performing Arts42fashion modeling
Art Studies22arts management
Liberal Arts 3museum studies

Contact: Fashion Institute

Fashion Institute of Technology

227 W 27th St

New York, NY 10001-5992

General Phone: (212) 217-7999


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