5. FASHION INSTITIUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (FIT)* (New York, US)
-Programs: design, business, marketing, illustration, styling, etc.
-Number of Students: 10,000
-Tuition: $2,584/semester (NYC/NYC residents); $6,775/semester for out-of-state residents
-Misc: Very comprehensive programs. Part of the SUNY
-Famous Grads: Reem Acra, Francisco Costa, Nina Garcia, Carolina Herrera, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, Ralph Rucci
-The Bottom Line: In addition to fashion design, FIT offers fashion marketing, business, textiles, visual arts, and countless other fashion-related degrees. The lecture series and FIT museum are exceptional. Valerie Steele, as Chief Curator of the Museum of FIT, gives this school a brainy credibility.