Overview

Applicants
8,573
Acceptance Rate
62%
Average HS GPA
3.62

GPA Breakdown

49%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
530 - 660
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 30

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
517
with Terminal Degree
373

382
Men
135
Women
81
Minority
40
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
39%
Graduate in 5 years
52%
Graduate in 6 years
55%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Aquatic Biology/Limnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomathematics and Bioinformatics, Other
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Conservation Biology
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Molecular Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Organizational Leadership

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other

  • Engineering

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Sustainability Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Meteorology
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Planetary Astronomy and Science

  • Psychology

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Homeland Security

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Air Transportation, Other
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Trent May
Chief Investment Officer at Koch Industries, Inc.

Michael P. Moses
Vice President of Operations at Virgin Galactic

Ann. E. Dunwoody
First female 4 Star General USA Military

Tom Folliard
President & CEO, Carmax

Sunita Williams
Astronaut

Jim Thomas
Co-Founder Mapquest

Catharina Haynes
Federal Judge, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
39%
Graduate in 5 years
52%
Graduate in 6 years
55%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,376

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,464

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,235

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$40,383

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
59%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$22,955

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,636
Out of State
45%

International
59%
Foreign Countries Represented
110

Demographics

3.73%
Asian
8.57%
African-American
9.84%
Hispanic
60.33%
Caucasian
13.80%
Unknown
58.61%
International

29% female
71% male
45% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
45%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
82%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
126
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
3

13% join a fraternity
12% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

18% participate in intramural sports
16% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Panthers)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Panthers)
11 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: The purpose of FITGSA is to provide support for GLBT Students and Straight Allies so that members can have a positive experience at Florida Tech.

Minority Support Groups: Society of Women Engineers (SWE), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Latin American Student Association (LASA). http://www.fit.edu/activities

Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
65

Average Number of PC's per Lab
15

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, DELL, HP

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Adrienne Stewart
Assistant Director for Event Management

Address
Admission Office
150 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901

Phone
800-888-4348

Email
admission@fit.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Florida Tech Commons
Clemente Center for Sports & Recreation
F.W. Olin Engineering & Science Buildings
Harris Village
Panther Dining Hall

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Kennedy Space Center
Walt Disney World & Resorts
RonJon's Surf Shop at Cocoa Beach
Local Beaches
Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8am-5pm
800-888-4348

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Mon-Fri 10am and 2 pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Once a month

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@fit.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Limitations
N/A

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Melbourne International Airport is about 2 miles from campus. Taxis are available at the airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-95, take Exit #176,Palm bay Rd., east from I-95 approximately 2 miles. At the intersection of Palm Bay Rd. and Babcock St., turn left onto Babcock St. Proceed approximately 2 miles north on Babcock to the intersection of Babcock Street and University Blvd. Turn left on University Blvd as you enter the University. Proceed to the first intersection at Country Club Rd. and turn right. The Office of Undergraduate Admission is located in the Jerome P. Keuper Administration Building on Country Club Road. Look for a big, marble,Chinese clock in front of the entrance. For more inf.see website:www.fit.edu/ugrad/visit/directions.htm

Local Accommodations
All of these hotels are located within minutes of the Florida Tech campus and some offer special room rates for our visitors. Discounted reservations must be made directly with the hotels by calling their local telephone number. Be sure to mention you are "visiting Florida Tech." Close to campus/Melbourne airport: Wisteria Inn (321)727-0717 or (888)787-0717 (B and B), Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place (321)768-0200 or (800)445-8667, Suburban Lodge (321)768-9777 or (800)951-STAY, Crane Creek Inn Waterfront(321)768-6416 (B and B). Close to I-95: Holiday Inn Express (321)724-2050 or 1(800)HOLIDAY, Hampton Inn (321)956-6042 or (800)HAMPTON, Howard Johnson (321)768-8439 or (800)446-4656.website: www.fit.edu/ugrad/hotels.htm
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Key Stats

8,573
Applicants
3,636
Size
62%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists