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Florida International University Overview

Florida International University is a public institution located in Miami, Florida. Miami is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Florida International University Known For?

26,655 Full-Time Undergraduates
$8,311 Avg Cost After Aid
54% Acceptance Rate
  • The 4% student loan default rate at FIU is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered at FIU.
  • In 2017-2018, 98% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from FIU makes roughly $46,300 a year. This is 13% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Florida International University Rankings

FIU landed the #525 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Out of the 62 colleges in Florida, it is ranked at #17.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that FIU has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for FIU

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 12
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 59
Best Colleges for International Students 283
Best Colleges for the Money 363
Best Colleges 525
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,118

Where Is Florida International University?

Location of Florida International University

Contact details for FIU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 11200 S. W. 8 Street, Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-348-2000
Website: www.fiu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/floridainternational
Twitter: http://twitter.com/fiu

How Do I Get Into FIU?

You can apply to FIU online at: onestop.fiu.edu/

Admission Requirements for FIU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into FIU?

54% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
81% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 54%, FIU does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 56%, and the acceptance rate for women is 53%.

Average Test Scores

About 81% of students accepted to FIU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 630. Math scores were between 530 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Florida International University  ( 550 to 630 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Florida International University  ( 530 to 610 )
200
800
FIU received ACT scores from 33% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 27. Math scores were between 21 and 25. Composite scores were between 22 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Florida International University  ( 21 to 27 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Florida International University  ( 21 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Florida International University  ( 22 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford Florida International University?

$8,311 Net Price
22% Take Out Loans
3.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of FIU is $8,311. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for FIU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,348 $7,899 $11,027 $15,271 $16,376

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At FIU, approximately 22% of students took out student loans averaging $6,154 a year. That adds up to $24,616 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FIU is 3.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Florida International University Undergraduate Student Diversity

26,655 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 47,629 undergraduate students at FIU, with 26,655 being full-time and 20,974 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  FIU

There are also 9,089 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 26,655 full-time undergraduates at FIU, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  FIU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Florida International University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of FIU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 699
Black or African American 3,159
Hispanic or Latino 17,332
White 2,245
International Students 2,297
Other Races/Ethnicities 923

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Florida International University. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 143 countries are represented at FIU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Venezuela, and India.

Online Learning at Florida International University

11,785 Took All Classes Online
37,763 Took At Least One Class Online
19.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 36 bachelor’s degree and 31 master’s degree programs available online at FIU. In 2017-2018, 37,763 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at FIU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of FIU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Florida International University was 19.0%. This is the #935 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at FIU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of FIU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 8%
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 5%
Business Administration & Management 10%
Business, Management & Marketing 7%
Communication & Journalism 4%
Computer Engineering 20%
Computer Information Systems 5%
Construction Engineering Technology 17%
Curriculum & Instruction 21%
Engineering 4%
Engineering Technologies 17%
English Language & Literature 5%
Ethnic Studies 21%
Finance & Financial Management 7%
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 12%
General Biology 5%
General English Literature 7%
General Psychology 4%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 17%
Health Professions 5%
Hospitality Management 7%
Human Resource Management 10%
Information Technology 5%
International Studies 18%
Marketing 19%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 17%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 14%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 1%
Philosophy & Religious Studies 21%
Political Science & Government 8%
Psychology 4%
Public Administration 0%
Public Administration & Social Service 3%
Public Health 24%
Public Relations & Advertising 98%
Religious Studies 40%
Romance Languages 9%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at FIU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at FIU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Recreation Administration #1
Area Studies #1
Construction Engineering Technology #2
Real Estate #3
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #6
Ethnic Studies #6
International Relations & National Security #7
Romance Languages #7
Natural Resources Conservation #8
Industrial Engineering #8
Computer Engineering #9
Natural Resources & Conservation #9
Sociology #10
International Business #11
Hospitality Management #13
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #13
Political Science & Government #15
Finance & Financial Management #16
Management Information Systems #17
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #19
Public Administration #25
Religious Studies #28
Engineering #30
Communication & Media Studies #31
Marketing #31
Philosophy & Religious Studies #32
Curriculum & Instruction #34
Engineering Technologies #36
Human Resource Management #38
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #40
Communication & Journalism #47
General Psychology #49
Computer Information Systems #50
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #51
Special Education #52
Social Sciences #52
Public Administration & Social Service #66
Psychology #69
Teacher Education Grade Specific #82
Health & Medical Administrative Services #102
Computer & Information Sciences #108
Criminal Justice & Corrections #123
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #136
Nursing #176
Education #216
Business Administration & Management #266
Health Professions #296
Business, Management & Marketing #340

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Florida International University Majors

In 2017-2018, Florida International University awarded 24,842 undergraduate degrees and 7,566 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 270 102 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 60 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 4 0
Area Studies 0 38 11 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 14 0 7
Biomedical Engineering 0 90 9 0
Business Administration & Management 0 464 618 12
Chemistry 0 97 13 22
Civil Engineering 0 139 15 8
Communication & Media Studies 0 690 107 0
Communication Sciences 0 0 43 0
Computer Engineering 0 113 16 0
Computer Information Systems 0 398 57 13
Computer Systems Analysis 0 0 26 0
Construction Engineering Technology 0 58 30 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 495 37 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 74 10
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 90 45 4
Drama & Theater Arts 0 21 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 17 0 0
Economics 0 93 1 8
Educational Administration 0 0 58 6
Electrical Engineering 0 93 27 17
Environmental Engineering 0 18 5 0
Ethnic Studies 0 29 6 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 564 84 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 137 6 0
General Architecture 0 0 91 0
General Biology 0 755 4 19
General English Literature 0 175 7 0
General Psychology 0 1,402 57 7
Geography & Cartography 0 11 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 16 6 5
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 296 40 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 8 0
History 0 57 5 4
Homeland Security 0 0 38 0
Hospitality Management 0 634 167 0
Human Resource Management 0 114 105 0
Industrial Engineering 0 0 70 0
Information Technology 0 0 21 0
Interior Architecture 0 0 30 0
International Business 0 529 67 0
International Education 0 0 12 0
International Relations & National Security 0 250 5 7
International Studies 0 0 44 5
Landscape Architecture 0 0 18 0
Law 0 0 0 143
Legal Research 0 0 42 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 69 327 1 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 7 0
Management Information Systems 0 52 24 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 13 0 0
Marketing 0 543 120 0
Materials Engineering 0 0 2 6
Mathematics 0 35 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 176 9 2
Medicine 0 0 0 119
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 83 0
Music 0 47 10 0
Natural Resource Management 0 0 10 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 39 8 0
Nursing 0 271 167 45
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 1 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1,126 0 0
Philosophy 0 53 0 0
Physics 0 25 10 5
Political Science & Government 0 266 4 4
Public Administration 0 109 92 9
Public Health 0 0 70 16
Public Relations & Advertising 0 59 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 6 0 0
Real Estate 0 27 68 0
Recreation Administration 0 225 15 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 55 54
Religious Studies 0 9 11 0
Romance Languages 0 93 7 6
Social Work 0 110 0 2
Sociology 0 108 1 3
Special Education 0 22 36 2
Statistics 0 8 2 0
Student Counseling 0 0 50 0
Sustainability Science 0 31 0 0
Systems Engineering 0 0 10 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 290 20 6
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 115 16 0
Writing Studies 0 0 7 0
Total 138 24,704 6,414 1,152

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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