Florida International University

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
Math: 530-610
Writing: 520-590
Average ACT Scores Math: 22-27
English: 23-26
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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Student Body

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.

Student Life

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.

Recent University News


  • Sean-Pierre Franklyn c/o Dorene Johnson

    My name is Sean-Pierre Franklyn and I currently attend The Kingston College High School in Jamaica W.I., where I attained nine (9) subjects at the Caribbean Secondary Examination Council(CSEC). I am now in Grade 12 where I am pursuing the subjects, Mathematics, Communication Studied, Physics and Chemistry at the advance Caribbean Advance Proficiency Examination (CAPE).

    I would like to become an Electrical Engineer, hence, I need to know what is required for admissions to this field of study and what is the duration of such a study.

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