Best Fashion Schools

Every year, college admissions are getting more and more competitive- not to mention its enlarging influence on one’s reputation. It has come to a point where people want to get into a specific college not due to the exceptional educational opportunities and experiences offered at the school, but for reputation. However, for people who want to major in fashion, let’s set aside Harvard and Yale because we want to do what we love. Fashion schools are no less competitive than other academic schools but with our passion for fashion, we just need to find the right school for us. Not some glorious or prestigious school but for our future. So here is a list of some of the best fashion colleges one should not miss out on.

  • Parsons School of Design

1Famously known as Parsons, this private art and design college is located in the bustling state of New York. It is currently ranked #1 in the United States among art and design schools. In the world, it is impressively ranked as #2. Famous designers such as Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, and Alexander Wang are all outstanding alumni from Parsons. 63% being the acceptance rate, you have a good chance of getting in with a good portfolio, so start working ladies!

  • Kingston University

Although it is not located in U.S., this is a great fashion school if you want to go abroad and gain new experiences in London. It may seem extravagantly expensive because it is in London, but in reality, the price comes near to some of these fashion schools or even below in some cases. It offers various fashion programs that helped many graduates to obtain a job in big companies such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Burberry.

  • Fashion Institute of Technology

From jewelry design to fashion merchandise, FIT offers a variety of wonderful fashion programs. If you are considering majoring in the fashion industry, but not particularly as a designer, this may be the perfect school for you. Notable fashion designers from FIT include Calvin Klein and Michael Kors. Also placed in a rustling city of Manhattan, it’s where fashionistas with passion gather.

  • Savannah College of Art and Design

The tuition may be higher than average fashion schools ($35k), it may be worth the investment. Statistically, 95 percent of the graduates were employed in 2013 within 10 months after graduation. Considering the various fashion design classes along with fashion business majors, the money you spend to travel to Savannah, Georgia for this school is definitely worth every penny.

  • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise

Located in an urban city, L.A., FIDM is a great fashion college for anyone. FIDM sponsors multiple fashion clubs in high schools to engage more teenagers with fashion industry related opportunities. Tuition ranges from 32k to 42k but 90 percent of the graduates found a job within 6 months of graduation.  


Written By: Julie Ahn

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