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We’re making it an all day event because we really want to make sure that each student gets a feel for FIT. You have to understand that we’re very different from other colleges. We take a lot of pride in our campus events as well. We want to make sure that our visitors get a feel for what FIT is and what we stand for. It’s also the very first Junior Day we’ve ever done, we’re testing the waters a little bit. Some events are repetitive so not everything is totally required. But, we do encourage you to attend as much of the event as possible. See you there!
Hi! I can’t exactly comment on how competitive it is because each major is a different size and has different requirements for acceptance into that major. Some have as a little as 25 students while others, like mine, have a few hundred. I can tell you that about 11,000 students go to the school, about 2,000 of them being freshmen.
The major you would probably be applying for is Fashion Merchandising Management, which is my major. We deal with marketing as well as buying, planning, and product development. If you’re looking to go more into advertising and marketing, I suggest you look into Advertising and Marketing Communications. They deal more with editorials, copywriting, journalism and advertising. All of the course curriculum is available at www.fitnyc.edu.
FIT looks for at least a 3.0 GPA when applying. Hope this helps!
Hey! Well, you messaged the right person because I am specializing in Buying and Planning! In fact, FIT is the only school where you can get certified in an industry-wide program called JDA for buying and planning.
Night life: everyone does their own thing. My friends and I go to late night dinners and go shopping because everything is open late on Fridays and Saturdays. It’s NYC so there is always something to do. The school even does a huge Breakfast for Dinner event at night during the year as well as movie nights every other week.
Every one here is friendly and helpful. We run one of the most fun Orientation weeks for new students to make sure you feel comfortable and get acquainted with NYC right away.
All I will say about the girl/boy ration is that the school is mostly female. We do, however, have a very diverse population of students in age, race, and whatnot, which is fantastic.
A lot of students seem to know or meet people from other schools in the Manhattan. We try our best to get involved with other schools. The Style Shop usually does a photoshoot with NYU, for example. My cousin goes to another university in Manhattan so I hang out with her a lot and have met some of her friends. I recently went to a social media conference where I met a ton of students from NYU and Fordham, which was nice.
If you want any more info about the school, I’d suggest checking out the school website, www.fitnyc.edu