Fashion Institute of Technology: Narrative Description

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State and locally supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1944. Setting: 5-acre urban campus. Endowment: $18.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5722 per student. Total enrollment: 10,513. Faculty: 939 (220 full-time, 719 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 3,091 applied, 49% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 41% from top quarter, 78% from top half. Full-time: 6,537 students, 85% women, 15% men. Part-time: 3,841 students, 80% women, 20% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 60 other countries, 30% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 7% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 11% international, 28% 25 or older, 16% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; visual/performing arts; architecture. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, portfolio for art and design programs. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/31 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $4350 full-time, $181 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,300 full-time, $429 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $370 full-time, $5 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level and program. College room and board: $7066. College room only: $6870. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all. Most popular organizations: Public Relations Student Society of America, Delta Epsilon Chi, Merchandising Society, Student Government. Major annual events: Freshman Fair, Semi-Formal Dinner Cruise, Clubs Carnival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 1,234 college housing spaces available; 1,209 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Gladys Marcus Library with 176,987 books, 4,796 microform titles, 467 serials, 177,801 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.5 million. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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