Florida International University (FIU)

Miami, FL

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Florida International University

Florida International University

Florida International University Student Essentials

Florida International University Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Golden Panthers
Nickname: FIU
Website: www.fiu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $6,417
Out-of-State Tuition: $18,816
Retention Rate: 82%
Enrollment: 60,592
Year Established: 1965

About FIU

As Miami’s primary public research university and one of the largest schools in the nation, Florida International University (FIU) offers over 200 degree programs and a rich student life.

FIU’s undergraduate and graduate academics lead to degrees in a highly diverse selection of subject areas. An example of these varied offerings include Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, Asian Studies, Business, Civil Engineering, Counselor Education, Dramatic Arts, Interior Design, Law Medicine, and Occupational Therapy.

Research activities are a central part of many areas of study, giving medical and other students the chance to participate in cutting-edge research projects.

Student life at FIU is also rich with opportunities. In addition to numerous student organizations and Greek life, there are dance and theatre performances and public lectures. FIU even has its own on-campus museums and also hosts a nationally renowned creative writing festival.

Eligible undergraduates may receive some form of financial aid to assist with tuition, housing and other necessary expenses.

Admission requirements to FIU include proof of a high school diploma or GED and submission of SAT or ACT scores. FIU has a priority deadline, with applications received on a rolling basis after that deadline. Students who apply after the priority deadline are accepted on a space-availability basis.

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FIU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

67% of students gave Florida International University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 1999

Overall Rating

I am an FIU alum, having graduated with a masters in Special Education in 1999. I returned to enter a grad program in 2012. In the program in which I was enrolled, students were told we had to pay an additional $230 per credit ($14,000 for the program), with no explanation what it was for. We were told if we didn't pay it our program would be shut down. I inquired about the fee and found out it was never assessed in a legally and procedurally correct manner. It was never brought to the Board of Trustees or the Board of Governors (supposedly it was initiated in 2005). In July 2013 I submitted my complaint to the BOG (which oversees all public universities in FL). They had decided to back FIU and make the charges legit as of June 2013, even though the overcharging was hidden from them for 8 years. I can only assume the alternative would have been worse: having to reimburse numerous past and present students in the amount of $14,000 - $40,000 each. Other programs under the same college charged an alternate tuition (rather than a fee, as in my program). I believe that the extra money charged in those programs were also not procedurally or legally assessed. I see this as an institutional abuse of power, taking financial advantage of students who are in no position to complain.


Overall Rating

I love everything about this school.


FIU Map & Location

Florida International University
11200 S. W. 8 Street
Miami, FL 33199


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Getting Around FIU

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

6/10
walk

Transit

Some transit. This area has limited public transportation.

5/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Miami, FL

Winter
Dec
78
63
Jan
76
60
Feb
78
62
Spring
Mar
80
65
Apr
83
68
May
87
73
Summer
Jun
90
76
Jul
91
77
Aug
91
77
Fall
Sep
89
77
Oct
86
74
Nov
82
68

FIU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 49,029
Freshman Class 2,636
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 60,592

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 67%
  • African American: 14%
  • Caucasian: 12%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
Latino 67%
African American 14%
Caucasian 12%
Asian 3%
Unknown and Other 4%

Undergraduate 81%
Graduate 19%
Full-Time 95%
Part-Time 5%
Women 54%
Men 46%
International 4%
Domestic 96%

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