FIU Description

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.

Quick Facts about Florida International University

Region

Southeast

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Public

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

$5,327

Out-of-State Tuition

$17,725

Retention Rate

82%

Enrollment

40,005

Year Established

1965

FIU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

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

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

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FIU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
31,504
Freshman Class
4,541
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
40,005

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
79%
Graduate
21%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
91%
Part-Time
9%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
51%
Out-of-State
49%

Gender of Students

Women
53%
Men
47%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
13%
Asian
3%
Caucasian
16%
Latino
64%
Other
4%

Students State Origin

Florida
51%
Other
49%

International Students

International
7%
Domestic
93%

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