|Quick Facts:||Address||University Park,
Miami, FL 33199
|Metropolitan Area||South Florida||Yearly Tuition In/Out-of-State||$6,540/$18,939||School Type||Public||Year Founded||1965||U.S. News Ranking||Best Online Degree Programs, #74||School Website||fiu.edu|
Planned as a university targeted towards Miami-Dade residents and originally offering only upper division classes, Florida International University (FIU) is now one of the largest universities in Florida. It attracts many students from across the state, country and world. FIU has an excellent reputation, particularly for its many graduate programs.
2013 Admissions Data
|Fall Application Deadline||Rolling|
|Acceptance Rate||40%||Average High School GPA||3.7||Average SAT Scores||Critical Reading: 530-600
|Average ACT Scores||Math: 22-27
|Application Fee||$30||Financial Aid Deadline, Priority/Regular||March 1/May 15|
FIU has an undergraduate admission rate of 35% which makes it, by far, the most competitive of the Florida public universities. The Master of Architecture program had an admission rate of only 6% last year!
|Number of Majors Offered||74|
|Most Popular Majors||Biology/Biological Sciences
Business Administration and Management
|Student to Faculty Ratio||28:1||Four Year Graduation Rate||19%|
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|Undergraduates||32,901||Postgraduates||11,109||Male to Female Ratio||45:55||Percent Out-of-State||3%||Student Heritage|
The FIU student body come from particularly diverse backgrounds. In fact, Diverse Issues in Higher Education has ranked FIU first in granting degrees to minorities.
Greek life is very active at FIU, and there are over 30 fraternities and sororities.
The Golden Panthers, FIU’s athletic teams, compete in NCAA Division I competition in the Sun Belt Conference. The major teams tend to become more competitive year after year.
FIU has two fine arts museums.
In the heart of the state’s most populous region, life at FIU also offers tons to do outside of school.