Florida Institute of Technology

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
School Website fit.edu

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
Math: 530-650
Average ACT Scores Math: 23-29
English: 21-28
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
Mechanical 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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Student Body

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.

Student Life

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.

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