FIT Housing and Nearby Apartments


Fashion Institute of Technology housing is available for roughly one third of the school's 6,500 full-time students, both graduate or undergraduate, and whether concentrating in art, business, design, or technology. Housing that is owned and maintained by the college consists of three dormitories built directly on the nine-building campus centered on 27th Street and Seventh Avenue, as well as an additional dorm—the handsome Kaufman Hall, a converted book bindery factory—a few blocks uptown. FIT has long been considered one of the top fashion schools in the country, but interest in the field as increased exponentially in the aught years (and, so, the size of applicant pool), with the success of reality television shows such as Project Runway, even though that show took place at nearby Parsons The New School of Design.

Off Campus Housing Options for Fashion Institute of Technology Students

FIT housing has become increasingly in demand, and, as is the case at most New York City colleges and universities, there's just not enough on campus housing available for everyone who wants (and can afford) to live in a dorm. The good news is that finding suitable, affordable (by Manhattan standards) off-campus housing is completely doable, whether you're looking for an apartment for yourself, or something to share with a roommate, or a semi- or fully-furnished sublet to get you through a semester or two. There are plenty of resources to help you find off-campus housing near FIT, including the FIT housing office as well as websites such as Urban Edge. The benefit to searching for off campus housing via Urban Edge is that thousands of our listings are offered directly by the buildings' property managers and owners, meaning there is never a broker's fee for those listings (hidden or otherwise) involved, saving you literally thousands of dollars. It would be ideal, obviously, to find off-campus housing as close to campus as possible, especially in the great neighborhood of Chelsea. But as is always the case in New York City, really any neighborhood that's on or near the same subway line as FIT makes for an easy commute. The 1 train has a station right as the school's doorstep, but the A, C, E, 2, 3, B, D, F, M, N, Q, and R trains also have stops within easy walking distance of the FIT campus, which opens up both upper Manhattan and large swaths of Brooklyn for students looking for less expensive housing. Scroll down to view apartments near FIT.