The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)was found in 1944. This school has been around for 69 years,and when this school first opened, there were around 100 students and it was located on the top two floors of the High School of Needle Trades, the school is also public. This school is a college of Art, Business, Design, and Technology connected to the fashion industry. This is college is ranked as one of the top five fashion schools in the world.
The year 1959, was when the school got it's official home- a nine story building on Seventh Avenue. FIT is located on West 27th street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It takes 41.1 miles to get to FIT from Stamford which is about 56 minutes. This is an Urban campus that was built for 1,200 students, by the time 1963 came around, there were about 4,000 students. To this day there are around 10,000 students attending this school.
FIT is responsible for as much as 6,400 undergraduate students and 112 graduates. The ratio is 1:17 and there is a estimated percent that 85% of females and 15% are males that have attended. The percentage of Blacks/African American 8.76%, White/Caucasian 46.84%, Asian 10.06%, 2 or more races 3.19%, Hispanic/Latino 15.4%, American Indian or Alaska Native .09%, and last Native Hawaiian /Pacific Islander .4% are the races that have attened (majority of them are estimates).
There are 60 student clubs available and there is also community service opportunities, and last there are 8 different major sports to choose from.All of the unisex sports include Cross Country/Half Marathon, Dance Company, Table Tennis, and Track and Field. For females only they also have soccer and volleyball. The most recent acceptance rate recorded in 2010 is 43%.Over the last year over 4,000 students applied for this school and approximately 1,400 were accepted. Come to find out, only 850 of the admitted students actually enrolled for the coming Fall semester.
The estimated price for in state is $18,516 and the out of state is around $26,464 (which includes everything; tuition, on campus room and board, books, and fees). I really enjoyed finding out more information then I expected about my dream school. I really love all of the activites and sports that's available at the school. I really feel as if there are many students that are qualified to stay there, but they might not try as hard as they think. I say this because if they did then there graduating percentage would not be as low. Even though there is a low rate in graduated students I feel that the school is still a great school for what ever students that are willing to go there and are determined to get there work done, and graduate. I still would say that this is still my top school that I would want to go to.