Florida Tech, FIT

Florida Institute of Technology

3012 Engineering St, Melbourne, United States
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  • Total Documents
    7
  • Class Notes
    6
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    1
  • Currently Enrolled
    35
  • Previously Enrolled
    81

Overview of Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech, FIT)

About this school

Florida Institute of Technology, founded in 1958, is a private university. It offers education to scientists and engineers at what is now NASA's Kennedy Space Center and has become a leading accredited scientific and technological university. Yet Florida Tech retains some of the positive aspects of a small private college, such as smaller classes. The NASA liaison, as well as partnerships with companies at the cutting edge of technology, help account for 95% of graduates being employed or enrolled in graduate school six months after graduation. Bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs are offered in science, engineering, aviation, business, psychology and communications through the Colleges of Engineering and Science/Liberal Arts and the Schools of Aeronautics, Business and Psychology. A new advanced engineering complex and a life sciences building with state-of-the-art technology offer students research opportunities with faculty working an a wide variety of state, national and international projects. Florida Tech's subtropical location near the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon makes it well suited for studies in marine biology, oceanography, ocean engineering, environmental sciences and civil engineering. Its 130-acre campus is located in Melbourne, 60 miles from Orlando.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,635
    • Men:2,584 Men (71.1%)
    • Women:1,051 Women (28.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (Florida Tech, FIT)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Florida Institute of Technology is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
2
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
July 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
150 West University Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Melbourne, FL 32901-6975
Phone
(321) 674-8030
Fax
(321) 723-9468
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
63% of 8,898 applicants were admitted
Women
60% of 3,049 applicants were admitted
Men
65% of 5,849 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
946 (17%) of 5,647 admitted students enrolled
Women
274 (15%) of 1,831 admitted students enrolled
Men
672 (18%) of 3,816 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.67
375 And Above
55%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
625 average |580-680 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
8%
• Score 600 - 700
45%
• Score 500 - 600
40%
• Score 400 - 500
7%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
27 average |24-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
24%
• Score 24 - 29
58%
• Score 18 - 23
17%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Florida Tech, FIT)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $41,850 (76.47%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,880 (23.53%)
  • Other Expenses: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Florida Institute of Technology accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001469
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
528 (73.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
457 (86.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
457 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
167 (36.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$38,128
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 457 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,222
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 319 (69.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,722
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 427 (93.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
198 (27.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,746

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,871 (57.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,682 (89.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,679 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
570 (33.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$37,796
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,672 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,815
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,205 (71.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,259
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,589 (94.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
999 (30.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,373

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
47%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$33,135
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
25.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Health Fields, Military Science, Premedicine
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Previous College Experience, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,500

Academics & Instruction (Florida Tech, FIT)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


306

Part-Time Faculty


220

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


54%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 52% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
918,778
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
254
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Florida Institute of Technology provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


43.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


57.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors (Florida Tech, FIT)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (63)


  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Air Transportation, Other
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Aquatic Biology/Limnology
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Communication, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Conservation Biology
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Forensic Psychology
  • General Studies
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Planetary Astronomy and Science
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Small Business Administration/Management
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Engineering, Business/marketing, Transportation and materials moving

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Psychology

Master's Programs of Study (67)


  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Aviation
  • Aviation Management
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Education
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Conservation Biology
  • Ecology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Geosciences
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Information Science
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Logistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Operations Research
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Management
  • Physics
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Project Management
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Quality Management
  • Safety Engineering
  • Science Education
  • Software Engineering
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Transportation Management

Campus Life (Florida Tech, FIT)

Location & Geography

Population


77,508

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Orlando

Campus Size


130 acres

Weather


Temperature
48.6 average low in January, 90.5 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Melbourne
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Melbourne

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


45% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


59%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Panther
School Colors
Crimson and grey

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Florida Institute of Technology offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, florida institute of technology society for science fiction and fantasy (fitssff), international student services organization (isso), student government association (sga), surf club, campus activities board

Sororities


3% of women participate

Fraternities


8% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,269

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,635
Women
1,051
Men
2,584

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.0% Asian
  • 8.9% Black/African-American
  • 12.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 66.5% White
  • 3.6% Unknown

International Students


29.7% from 110 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


2,767

Student Resources (Florida Tech, FIT)

Study resources