Fashion Institute Of Technology

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).

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Fashion Institute of Technology
227 W 27th St
New York , NY 10001-5992
General Phone: (212) 217-7999

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Fashion Institute Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,076international business, marketing research, international marketing, fashion merchandising, special products marketing, merchandising sales and marketing
Design961industrial design, fashion design, interior design, graphic design, illustration
Media385advertising, animation and special effects
Photography and Commercial Art244commercial art, commercial photography
Fine Arts130fine arts, art history and criticism, metal and jewelry, fine arts studies
Construction Trades120apparel and textiles, apparel and textile manufacture
Drama and Performing Arts32fashion modeling
Art Studies25arts management
Liberal Arts3museum studies
Family and Social Work0consumer science communication

Number of programs and degrees for Fashion Institute in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,70713
Bachelor's degree1,19618
Master's degree606
Award of less than 1 academic year131

Fashion Institute Student Body

In 2007-2008, Fashion Institute had a total enrollment of 9,938 students (8,668 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 12%
Women 88%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 98%
Graduate 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 40%
Black 7%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 12%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 22%
(Foreign Students) 9%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 20%
20-21 25%
22-24 21%
25-29 18%
30-34 8%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York56%
New Jersey14%
(International Students)5%
State unknown1%
North Carolina1%

Fashion Institute Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 86 %
Part-Time 72 %

Fashion Institute Room and Board (2007)

Fashion Institute offers campus housing for 2,300 of its 8,668 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Fashion Institute Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required
Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Fashion Institute Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,854
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,682
Room and board $ 10,950
Room charge $ 7,180
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,770
Books and supplies $ 1,600
Other expenses $ 2,100

Financial Aid:
Fashion Institute participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 286600)

Fashion Institute Faculty

Fashion Institute has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year17$113,59221$108,084
Associate professoracademic year21$81,40224$81,001
Assistant professoracademic year66$70,44673$66,777
Instructoracademic year10$47,21612$53,932
All faculty totalacademic year114$76,861130$74,890

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Fashion Institute Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Arts Management

Business And Management
Fashion Merchandising
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Marketing
Marketing Research
Special Products Marketing Operations
Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textile Manufacture
Apparel and Textiles, General

Fashion/Apparel Design
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Fashion Modeling

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Communication

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Metal and Jewelry Arts

Liberal Arts
Museology/Museum Studies

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography
Commercial and Advertising Art

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What Sets Fashion Institute Apart:

Female % of student body
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