FIU

Florida International University

11200 SW 8th St, Miami, United States
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  • Total Documents
    2,611
  • Class Notes
    1,691
  • Textbook Notes
    192
  • Study Guides
    728
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,176
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,423

Overview of Florida International University (FIU)

About this school

Florida International is a public university. Founded as an upper-level institution in 1965, it adopted a four-year undergraduate program in 1981. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, and Urban and Public Affairs, and the Schools of Architecture, Hospitality Management, and Journalism and Mass Communication. Its 573-acre campus is located 10 miles from downtown Miami.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:47,586
    • Men:20,573 (43.2%)
    • Women:27,013 (56.8%)

Location

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Admission Information (FIU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Florida International University 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 required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
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
Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
11200 Southwest 8th Street
City, State, Zip
Miami, FL  33199
Phone
(305) 348-2363
Fax
(305) 348-3648
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot 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
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Portfolio or audition recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is 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
51% of 14,861 applicants were admitted
Women
50% of 9,164 applicants were admitted
Men
52% of 5,697 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,298 (57%) of 7,596 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,451 (53%) of 4,625 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,847 (62%) of 2,971 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
4.00
375 And Above
67%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
8%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
584 average |540-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
34%
• Score 500 - 600
60%
• Score 400 - 500
3%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
603 average |560-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
49%
• Score 500 - 600
44%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |23-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
49%
• Score 18 - 23
44%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (FIU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $6,558|Out-of-state: $18,956
  • Room & Board: - $10,882 (63.51856175577866%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,634 (9.537707214569227%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,616 (26.943731029652113%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Florida International University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1 | Final deadline May 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 009635
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,129 (89.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
3,124 (99.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,969 (95.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
246 (8.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
18%
Average Award
$7,826
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,345 (79.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,431
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,077 (36.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,533
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,491 (83.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
794 (22.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,241

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
25,352 (95.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
24,935 (98.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
23,944 (96.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,177 (9.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
20%
Average Award
$7,885
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 19,600 (81.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,442
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 12,526 (52.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,803
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 7,351 (30.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,153 (4.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,082

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
47%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$20,022
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

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
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
First-Generation College Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (FIU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,275

Part-Time Faculty


1,165

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


45%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 6% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 15% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 18% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 15% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 16% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 6% 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: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 48% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% 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
2,113,580

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Florida International University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


89.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


26.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


47.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


56.0%

Programs & Majors (FIU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (64)


  • Accounting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Psychology, Communication/journalism, Social sciences, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Interior Architecture, Master of Music, Master of Science in Human Resource Management, Professional Master of Science, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Master of Accountancy, Master of Science in Taxation, International Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Professional Master of Business Administration, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Health, Master of International Business, Master of Physician Assistant

Master's Programs of Study (109)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • African Studies
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Studies
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Geosciences
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Information Science
  • Interior Design
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Education
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Real Estate
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Religion
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Urban Education
  • Writing

Campus Life (FIU)

Location & Geography

Population


417,650

Nearest Metropolitan Area


576 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Miami

Weather


Temperature
59.2 average low in January, 87.8 average high in September
Rain
131 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
6 mile(s) from campus in Miami
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Miami
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Miami

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


7% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


93%

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


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Golden Panthers
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, racquetball, sailing, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Florida International University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, students for community service, black student leadership council, hospitality management student club, hispanic students association, haitian students organization

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


26,697

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
47,586
Women
27,013
Men
20,573

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.5% Asian
  • 13.4% Black/African-American
  • 71.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 9.2% White
  • 0.7% Unknown

International Students


5.7% from 140 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


9,265

Student Resources (FIU)