Florida International University

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Florida International University (locally referred to as FIU) is a four-year, public university and research institution located just outside of downtown Miami, Florida. The school’s main campus is located in University Park in Miami-Dade County. FIU is well known for being one of the top graduate research institutions in Florida, and graduates over 3,000 students each year from its graduate and professional programs. FIU is composed of 23 academic schools and colleges which together offer over 280 undergraduate majors in 190 fields of study. FIU offers over 80 master’s degrees, 35 doctoral degrees, and several professional degrees. Some of the more popular fields of study at FIU include business, law, architecture, medicine, and engineering.

General Information

Admission Office

University Park Campus, PC 140

Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-2363

Fax: (305) 348-3648



Contact: Renee Peterson

Associate Director of Admissions
Main Address

11200 SW 8 Street

Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-2000

www.fiu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 31,589

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,991

Degree-seeking undergrads: 30,717

Graduate enrollment: 6,739

Setting

Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 38%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 81%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $3,469 $4,006 $4,580 $5,102 +11.40%
Books and Supplies $900 $980 $1,048 $1,120 +6.87%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $10,608 $11,120 $11,946 $11,440 -4.24%
Other $3,920 $4,080 $4,080 $4,190 +2.70%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $10,258 $10,680 $10,680 $10,968 +2.70%
Other $4,642 $4,832 $4,832 $4,962 +2.69%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $18,897 $20,186 $21,654 $21,852 +0.91%
In-state Off Campus $19,269 $20,498 $21,140 $22,152 +4.79%
In-state with Family $4,369 $4,986 $5,628 $6,222 +10.55%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $7,266
In-state Student Fees $1,844
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $18,788
Out-of-state Student Fees $2,420

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,611 90%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,528 87% $13,340,740 $5,277
• Federal grants 992 34% $4,293,669 $4,328
• Pell grants 992 34% $3,778,081 $3,809
• Other federal grants 715 25% $515,588 $721
Institutional scholarships or grants 2,247 78% $6,208,824 $2,763
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,072 37% $2,838,247 $2,648
Student loan financial aid 671 23% $3,533,180 $5,266
• Federal student loans 658 23% $3,081,523 $4,683
• Other student loans 40 1% $451,657 $11,291

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 6328 2331 290 56 122
Architecture and Related Services 87 37
Architecture 74 30
Landscape Architecture 13 7
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 41 18 7
African-american/black Studies 3 1
Asian Studies/civilization 20 8 3
Latin American Studies 7 3
Women’s Studies 21
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 217 7 11
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 208 7 11
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 9
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 2278 941 8 38
Accounting 194 119 27
Business Administration and Management 505 391 8 4
Finance 401 105 1
Hospitality Administration/management 392 76 2
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration 38
International Business/trade/commerce 449 104
Labor and Industrial Relations 4
Management Information Systems 83 42
Marketing/marketing Management 220
Real Estate 16 16
Taxation 45
Tourism and Travel Services Management 18 5
Communication and Journalism Programs 296 57 2
Mass Communication/media Studies 296 57 2
Computing and Information Sciences 125 25 5
Computer and Information Sciences 53 25 5
Information Technology 72
Education 355 260 14 10
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 3 3
Art Teacher Education 7 11
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 26
Curriculum and Instruction 22 4 2
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 25 2
Educational Leadership and Administration 21 1 8
Elementary Education and Teaching 228
English/language Arts Teacher Education 4 1
Foreign Language Teacher Education 2 11
Higher Education/higher Education Administration 33 1
International and Comparative Education 8
Mathematics Teacher Education 8
Music Teacher Education 6 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 19 11
Reading Teacher Education 59
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education 5 2
Social Science Teacher Education 20
Special Education and Teaching 31 43 5
Urban Education and Leadership 6
Engineering 305 157 30
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 38 6 3
Civil Engineering 80 21 9
Computer Engineering 36 3
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 58 46 12
Engineering, Other 18
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering 2 11
Industrial Engineering 30
Materials Engineering 8 1
Mechanical Engineering 52 9 2
Systems Engineering 39 5 3
Engineering Technology 59 111 1
Construction Engineering Technology/technician 59 106 1
Environmental Control Technologies/technicians, Other 5
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 149 19
Creative Writing 8
English Language and Literature 149 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 42 16 3 1
French Language and Literature 12
Linguistics 4
Portuguese Language and Literature 1
Spanish Language and Literature 30 12 3
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 364 344 36 23
Athletic Training/trainer 12
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/pathologist 29
Dietetics/dietitian 46 26 2
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator 19
Health/health Care Administration/management 79 11 2
Medicine
Occupational Therapy/therapist 72
Physical Therapy/therapist 32
Public Health 97 2 20
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 220 97 1
History 46 11 1
History 46 11 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 297 42
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 297 36
Forensic Science and Technology 6
Human Services 131 148 15
Public Administration 67 66 10
Social Work 64 82 5
Legal and Law Studies 144
Law 144
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 204 2 56
Humanities/humanistic Studies 7
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 197 2 56
Mathematics and Statistics 11 9
Applied Mathematics 3 5
Mathematics 5
Statistics 3 4
Natural Resources and Conservation 31 17
Environmental Studies 31 17
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 90 21
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 36 11
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 54 10
Physical Sciences 72 12 12 4
Chemistry 48 4 10
Geology and Earth Science 9 5 1 4
Physics 15 3 1
Psychology 523 20 9 8
Psychology 523 20 9
School Psychology 8
Social Sciences 464 25 17 8
Economics 41 3 3
Geography 5
International Relations and Affairs 172 12 9
Political Science and Government 176 3 8
Sociology 70 10 2
Visual and Performing Arts 141 32 5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 21 5
Art/art Studies 18
Dance 12
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 28
Fine/studio Arts 28 4
Interior Design 13 14
Music 21 14
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Asian Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Real Estate B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Technology B

Education

Art Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Special Education B

Engineering

Biomedical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Environmental Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Construction/Building Technologies B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Portuguese B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health System Administration B
Nursing (RN) B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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