Istituto Marangoni (Milan, Italy)

A look from Istituto Marangoni's graduate fashion show in May 2014. Photo: Tristan Fewings for Getty

A look from Istituto Marangoni's graduate fashion show in May 2014. Photo: Tristan Fewings for Getty

Programs: Fashion Design, Fashion Business, Fashion Styling, Fashion Buying, Brand Management and Fashion Promotion, graduate and undergraduate degrees

Annual Tuition: 
Undergraduate: €21,900 (or $26,782 at the current exchange rate) 

Graduate: €30,400 for graduate degrees (or $37,176 at the current exchange rate)

Misc: Italian, French, and English are the official languages of the school

Famous Grads: Domenico Dolce, Franco Moschino, Alessandra Facchinetti (Tod's), Julie de Libran (Sonia Rykiel), Umit Benan, Rodolfo Paglialunga (Jil Sander) 

What the Students Say:
"There is no test to get in, so you may find yourself surrounded by classmates who actually know nothing about real fashion. Some teachers are really GREAT but others... not so much. There are not many classes/hours, but you have a lot of work to do. No help finding an internship while you're studying until your last year."

"It is a very expensive school for Europe. You just do 6 classes of 2 hours and 30 minutes a week. They have no plans of improving it or listening to students. Teachers are pretty unprepared. (It's common to see written things like "Ann" Wintour, "Dian" Von Furstenberg....or saying that Mcqueen was at Givenchy 'til 2007). I strongly discourage guys to come here."

"Istituto Marangoni is one of the best fashion schools in the world. You get to know people from all over the world who are obsessed with fashion. If you're a fashion addict, your home is there.

The Bottom Line: While student feedback for Istituto Marangoni wasn't all positive, it does offer campuses in four major capitals -- Milan, London, Paris and Shanghai -- and boasts an 80 percent placement rate. 

More Info: www.istitutomarangoni.com

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