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About Florida International University (FIU)

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4 Years

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Florida International University is Miami's first and only public research university, classified by the Carnegie Foundation.  For over four decades, FIU has positioned itself as one of South Florida's anchor institutions by solving some of the greatest challenges of our time. The university is dedicated to enriching the lives of the local and global community.

In 1965, Florida Senator Robert M. Haverfield introduced Senate Bill 711 for beginning to plan for the development of a state university in Miami, which eventually gave birth to the current Florida International University. With 5,667 students, it was the largest opening enrollment in U.S. collegiate history. 

FIU is currently headquartered at its Modesto A. Maidique Campus in Greater Miami, Florida where it spans across 342 acres and is home to many of FIU’s most recognized schools and colleges, as well as Ocean Bank and Convocation Center and Riccardo Silva Stadium. From suburban Miami-Dade, home to our main campus, to where our researchers live underwater and see the world from a new perspective, its locations across the world leverage the vibrant environment and culture that surrounds us at the Gateway to the Americas. 

FIU is committed to high-quality teaching, state-of-the-art research and creative activity, and collaborative engagement with our local and global communities. The university envisions to achieve exceptional student-centered learning and upward economic mobility, produce meaningful research and creative activities, and lead transformative innovations locally and globally, resulting in recognition as a Top-50 public university.

Florida International University has a current population of over 57,942 students and a student-faculty ratio of 26:1. This implies that its students get quite a good opportunity to interact with the faculty. FIU provides several types of degrees across various program levels. The various program levels offered at the university are Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral programs, including many top-ranked online programs. FIU’s academic community is composed of 11 schools and colleges – including its prestigious Honors College – that are home to award-winning faculty members, cutting-edge research.

The colleges and schools of FIU offer more than 190-degree options and include South Florida's only public schools of law and medicine. FIU’s exploration, research, and community engagement is supported by more than 40 centers and institutes. From the sciences to socio-political studies, these centers and institutes serve to further its pursuit of knowledge and understanding.

Florida International University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees.

Located in Miami, FL, Florida International University is a public university. Florida International University covers an area of 1 acres. The foundation of Florida International University was laid down in the year 1965. Florida International University believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Spes Scientia Facultas and its official colors are blue and gold. In addition to over 49,326 undergraduate students, FIU also boasts of over 9,385 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 58,787 (Fall 2019). The school has a total of 2,338 (2016) academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Around 57% of the students are females and 43% are males. Notably, Florida International University is also home to an ethnically diverse student population. At FIU around 67% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, 12% are Black or African American, and 9% are white. Moreover, around 78% of the students are 24 and under. In its 55 years of existence, FIU has produced several known personalities like Andy García (Television director, Television producer), Syesha Mercado (Songwriter, Model), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Politician, Teacher), and Raja Bell (Basketball player). Florida International University's sporting teams are affiliated to NCAA Division I – C-USA. Like several universities in the country, athletics play an important part here as well. A total of 397 programs, including both residential and online, are currently offered by FIU. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AAFS (American Academy of Forensic Sciences), ABA (American Bar Association), and ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.). The total endowment of the Florida International University is around $216 million (2019).

Location & Contact


11200 S. W. 8 Street


Email: N/A
Phone: 3053482000
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As long as US universities are concerned, the rankings which are provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere. The ranking of universities by Forbes is done keeping in mind common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others. Moreover, Forbes has placed Florida International University at the 364th position among other national universities.


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

15th Jul

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range

1090 - 1260

ACT Range

23 - 27

Application Fee




High School GPA


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Admission to the university is easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. The varsity has 4 admission thresholds. To kickstart the admission process at FIU, the candidates have to fill an application form and submit a fee of $30. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 1110-1280 to improve her chances. The average ACT score at Florida International University is 25. However, those getting an ACT score less than 23 might also be offered admission. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 11200 S. W. 8 Street, Miami, Florida 33199. To gather more information, they can call them at (305) 348-2000.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to FIU. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $31,232 per year. For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


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Study Abroad


Psychology, General

1,198 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

713 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

644 Graduates

Biology, General

614 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

549 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

537 Graduates

International Business

500 Graduates


418 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

373 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

368 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

336 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

269 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

255 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

247 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

239 Graduates

Political Science and Government

230 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

202 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

190 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facil...

189 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

166 Graduates


155 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

122 Graduates


113 Graduates

Civil Engineering

107 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

102 Graduates


98 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

97 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

96 Graduates

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

93 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

89 Graduates

Computer Engineering

85 Graduates

Social Work

82 Graduates

Public Administration

76 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

74 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

61 Graduates


59 Graduates


46 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

43 Graduates

Construction Engineering Technologi...

42 Graduates


37 Graduates

Area Studies

30 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

28 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

28 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

24 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

21 Graduates


21 Graduates


20 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

15 Graduates

Environmental/Environmental Health...

14 Graduates

Real Estate

14 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

14 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

11 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

9 Graduates


8 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

2 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




10% White

1% Unknown

12% Black

67% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

6% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

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Unknown Location


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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$58,111 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

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Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,898/year.

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Division Sports Nickname

Golden Panthers

School Colors

gold and blue

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Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Conference USA

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Cross Country




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Beach Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


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24-Hour Escort Safety rides


Mobile Campus Emergency Alert


The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. At FIU, $11,136 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The students at Florida International University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $3,898 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 43% male and 57% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$110 - 260

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


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Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

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< $30K


$30K - $48K


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> $110K


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Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at FIU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,316, whereas the financial aid is $3,485. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $5,702, while the institutional aid is $3,485. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Florida International University amount to $10,257 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $57,163,479.

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