Florida International University

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School Overview

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.

Florida International University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(305) 348-2000
Website:www.fiu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:onestop.fiu.edu/
Address:11200 S. W. 8 Street, Miami, FL 33199
Setting:21
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:55,003
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):52%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:27 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:24,877 (45% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$6,556
Out-of-state Tuition:$18,954
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:82%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,777

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Florida International University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Florida International University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services123
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies423
Biological and Biomedical Sciences213
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services510101
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs121
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services231
Education48145
Engineering37105
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields111
English Language and Literature/Letters12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics321
Health Professions and Related Programs63123
History1111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service12
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities111
Mathematics and Statistics22
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Natural Resources and Conservation112
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Philosophy and Religious Studies21
Physical Sciences1333
Psychology1111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2222
Social Sciences1544
Visual and Performing Arts163
Grand total331708730

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Florida International University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services65
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Education14
Engineering1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
Health Professions and Related Programs2
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences1
Grand total1814

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Florida International University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,556
Out-of-state$18,954
Books and supplies$1,590

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$11,097
Out-of-state$24,202

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid3,12382%
Grant or scholarship aid2,99979%$5,777
Student loan aid1,29934%$5,953

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid29,78373%$5,125
Federal student loans18,51445%$7,264

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Florida International University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Florida International University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants21,8098,64613,163
Percent admitted100%52%48%
Percent admitted who enrolled21%24%19%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Florida International University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment55,003
Undergraduate enrollment45,856
Graduate enrollment9,147

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Florida International University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs (College of Nursing)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health (PHB) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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