Recent College Rankings Recognize FIT’s Excellence

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Each year, a growing number of enterprises collate and crunch swaths of data to build college rankings, relied upon by high school seniors worldwide in making college decisions. Though a number can hardly encapsulate the complexity of the college experience, we are still pleased that FIT places well.

Here are a few recent rankings.

CEOWORLD magazine has named FIT the Best Fashion School in the World for 2021. To determine its rankings, CEOWORLD surveyed 186,350 fashion executives, graduates, global fashion influencers, industry professionals, fashion school academics, employers, and recruiters; the site based its rankings on seven factors, including perceived influence, job placement rate, and academic reputation.

In its 2021 rankings, ranked FIT the number one Best Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising  and the number one Best Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising. The popular ranking site based its decisions on academic and career resources, quality of education, faculty, and more. Another highlight: also included FIT’s up-and-coming Entrepreneurship program for the first time in its top 50 Bachelor’s Degrees in Entrepreneurship.

College Rank listed FIT ninth in its list of 25 Best Bachelor’s in Art and Design—among all schools nationwide that offer this kind of degree. The site based its ranking on the quality of FIT’s Animation, Interactive Media, and Game Design program.

House Beautiful compiled the 13 best interior design schools—in no particular order—and FIT’s renowned program made the list.

In another ranking of top Interior Design degree programs, both undergraduate and graduate, included FIT’s undergraduate Interior Design major and its graduate Experience and Exhibition Design major in the mix. Criteria included flexibility of study, faculty excellence, course strength, cost, and reputation. 

Best Value Schools ranked FIT number one on its list of Best Fashion Design Schools. The site’s editors based the ranking primarily on tuition costs; FIT’s top placement reflects the college’s unparalleled value.

In a similar vein, CollegeCalc recognized FIT as the most affordable school in New York State.

College Factual ranked many of FIT’s majors highly. Of 143 schools in the category of Specialized Sales, Merchandising, and Marketing, FIT’s Fashion Business Management program was the most popular, its curriculum was the third most focused, and alumni salaries were ranked at number four. FIT was also the most popular of 370 competing programs in the category of Public Relations and Advertising, corresponding to FIT’s Advertising and Marketing Communications major. The curriculum was judged to be the second most focused, and the program was given an overall rank of second place nationwide. FIT also ranked at or near the top in the categories of Textile and Apparel Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, and Design and Applied Arts. In fact, FIT received badges for high placement in 72 of College Factual’s rankings for many of the college’s varied programs in business and design.

Prep Scholar named FIT the top fashion school in the country, based on its enviable New York City location, its successful alumni, the breadth of its programs, and its overall reputation. The site included all of FIT’s many fashion-related programs, both in business and design, in the ranking.

GameDesigning, a site for those looking to create their own video games, included FIT in its ranking of the top graphic design schools in the U.S., as many graphic designers become game designers. For those looking to focus on video games from the get-go, FIT also offers a BFA in Animation, Interactive Media, and Game Design.

UniversityHQ praised FIT specifically for its Advertising and Marketing Communications major, placing FIT’s program in the top 20 among all marketing programs nationwide.

FIT strives to be a welcoming place for students of all races, ethnicities, and cultures. In a recent ranking by Hispanic Outlook on Education magazine, the college had the second-most Hispanic students in the category of visual and performing arts degrees.

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