Location: New York City
Average Tuition: $1,987- $7,245/per semester depending on major and residency
(Both associate and bachelor degrees are offered in various programs)
•Advertising and Marketing Communications
•Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing
•Direct and Interactive Marketing
•Entrepreneurship for the Fashion and Design Industries
•Fashion Merchandising Management
•International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries
•Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries
•Textile Development and Marketing
•Graduate programs in Global Fashion Management and Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management
•Lifetime job search assistance
•Job fairs, an online job board, and on-campus recruiting in the student’s last year
•Workshops and co-sponsored presentations with other departments including the library and writing center.
•The Museum at FIT (run by director and chief curator Valerie Steele) is world-renowned.
•There is a pre-college program for middle school and high school students. These are held on Saturdays and Sundays during the school year, and Mondays-Thursdays during the summer.
•Students in the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology represent the US in the World Retail Congress every year, usually placing very high in the rankings.
•The tuition is one of the most reasonable around, even for non-New York residents.
•FIT grads are well-represented across a spectrum of fashion jobs.
Companies That Have Hired Grads:
•Condé Nast (4% of employees)
•Saks (4% of 4,000 employees)
•Bergdorf Goodman (11% of 300 employees)
•Barneys (7% of 700 employees)
•Macy’s (2% of 21,000)
•Vogue (4% of 450 employees)
•BPCM PR (4% of 60 employees)
Bloomingdales, Hearst, MTV, L’Oreal, Tiffany & Co., The Jones Group, Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, and VF Corporation.
Notable Alum/Former Students:
•Many designers, from Michael Kors to Calvin Klein.
•Nina Garcia, Candy Pratts Price, Robert Verdi, Joe Zee, Ken Downing, and Fashionista’s very own Dhani Mau