|Address||150 W. University Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901
|Metropolitan Area||Melbourne||Yearly Tuition In/Out-of-State||$36,020||School Type||Private||Year Founded||1958||U.S. News Ranking||Best National Universities, #167
Best Online Degree Programs, #78
Florida Institute of Technology is very highly regarded private technology research university located in Melbourne. Closely affiliated with the nation’s space program, FIT is located just south of the Kennedy Space Center on Central Florida’s Atlantic coast. With a total student body of about 3,300 Florida Tech is the smallest of the major technical institutions in the Southeast. The US News & World, Barron’s and the Princeton Review have all ranked Florida Tech, as Florida Institute of Technology is sometimes referred to, very highly.
2013 Admissions Data
|Application Deadline||Rolling Basis|
|Acceptance Rate||59%||Average High School GPA||3.58||Average SAT Scores||Critical Reading: 500-610
|Average ACT Scores||Math: 23-29
|Application Fee||$50||Financial Aid Deadline||Rolling Basis|
If you participated in special classes, clubs or teams that involved research projects/opportunities and advanced problem-solving techniques, be sure to explain that in your application to increase your chances of being admitted.
|Number of Majors Offered||64|
|Most Popular Majors||Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
|Student to Faculty Ratio||9:1||Four Year Graduation Rate||37%|
The strong engineering and science programs at Florida Tech have given the university a very good reputation among professionals. However, this also means that classes are challenging for most students.
The engineering programs at Florida Institute of Technology are on the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges list of technical institutions strong in engineering for preprofessionals. Students in the College of Engineering have the option to complete three semester-long paid work experience.
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|Undergraduates||2,978||Postgraduates||3,403||Male to Female Ratio||50:50||Percent Out-of-State||54%||Student Heritage|
There are lots of students from out-of-state, and students also hail from 97 different countries.
Florida Institute of Technology has a very active campus life. About 84% of first year students, and many students in general participate on an intercollegiate athletic team, a student organization or Greek life.