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International Profile

Occupying an entire block in Manhattan, FIT places you at the heart of the fashion, advertising, arts, design, business, and communications industries.

A State University of New York college of art and design, business, and technology, FIT offers programs leading to A.A.S., B.F.A., and B.S. degrees, all based on a blend of career-oriented studies and a solid liberal arts foundation.

Range of majors
You can select from a wide range of major study areas, from design and fashion to advertising and marketing communica­tions to international business. Each major combines the practical and the theoretical, provides hands-on learning, and prepares you for the professional world.

Campus life
Campus life at FIT is dynamic and vital. The David Dubinsky Student Center houses a state-of-the-art fitness center, a student radio station, the Style Shop (an FIT student-run boutique), student government and club offices, and a counseling center. FIT has many intercollegiate teams, and you can choose from more than 70 clubs and organizations.

Living on campus is the best way to have the complete college experience. More than 2,300 students call FIT home, choosing their best housing option from our four residence halls.

New York City
Being an FIT student means having tremendous opportunities to learn, to play, and to explore the abundance of New York City from your home base in the lively Chelsea neighborhood. The city is our playground, our muse, and our extended campus. With theater, live music, galleries and museums, restaurants, and shopping, the city offers unparalleled opportunities to explore. With bus and subway stops located just steps from the College, you’ll soon be a citizen of the city, navigating it with ease.

FIT’s innovative approach to experiential learning—through professional critiques, industry-sponsored competitions, and internships—is the key to your future success. While our classroom dynamics reflect the real-world activities and attitudes of the showrooms, studios, or corporate offices in which you’ll one day work, our extensive internship program offers invaluable on-site experience with leading retailers, manufacturers, designers, ad agencies, radio and television networks, and consumer magazines—from MTV to Bloomingdale’s to Vogue, to name just a few.

Internships are a required element of many programs and are available to all students enrolled in a degree program. Nearly one-third of FIT student interns are offered employment when they complete their internships.



Fashion Institute of Technology is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system and is located in New York City’s vibrant Chelsea neighborhood.  The area is home to art galleries, museums, exotic restaurants, and more. But that’s just the beginning. At FIT the entire city is our extended campus, and with its renowned cultural resources, it will expand your world in ways you never imagined.


Type of university: Four-year public college

Size of Campus: One tree-lined city block on 27th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues

Number of Students: 7,252

Number of Faculty: 977

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Over 40 undergrad-uate degree programs, including fashion design, advertising and marketing communication, photography and related media, fashion business management, film and media, graphic design, and computer animation; A.A.S., B.S., and B.F.A. degrees

Geographic Diversity: 63% New York State, 27% out of state, 10% international

International Student Services: FIT’s International Student Services office assists students with obtaining visa documents as well as identifying employment and internship opportunities.

International Student Budget: (All amounts per year)
In-State Tuition, Associate Level     $4,500
Out-of-State Tuition, Associate Level    $13,500
In-State Tuition, Baccalaureate Level    $6,470
Out-of-State Tuition, Baccalaureate Level    $19,592
Traditional Room and Board with Meal Plan    $13,486
Books, Supplies, and Miscellaneous    $1,200

Financial Aid: Financial aid available in addition to on-campus jobs and paid internships; some need-based scholarships also available to admitted students

Test Score Requirements: Minimum test scores for non-native English speakers: IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 80 iBT, or PTE 53

Application Deadlines and Fees: Fall application deadline: January 1; spring application deadline: October 1;
$50 application fee