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Florida International University (FIU)

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    4 Years

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    Not applicable

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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


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

  • High School GPA


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  • Accept Common App


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

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


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  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for ooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


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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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Non-traditional Learning

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Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular Majors:

  • 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

  • Marketing

    418 Graduates

  • Finance and Financial Management Se...

    549 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections

    537 Graduates

  • International Business

    500 Graduates

  • Marketing

    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

  • Sociology

    155 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    122 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    113 Graduates

  • Civil Engineering

    107 Graduates

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

    102 Graduates

  • Economics

    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

  • History

    59 Graduates

  • Music

    46 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    43 Graduates

  • Construction Engineering Technologi...

    42 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    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

  • Physics

    21 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    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

  • Statistics

    8 Graduates

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

    2 Graduates

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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.


Full-time / Part-time

57% / 43%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



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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.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


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.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname

Golden Panthers

School Colors

gold and blue

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Conference USA

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Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)



Cross Country



Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country




Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Beach Volleyball

Campus Security

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.

24-Hour Security Patrol

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24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

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.

$10,600 - $25,099

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.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


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Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


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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