Overview

Applicants
17,617
Acceptance Rate
48%

GPA Breakdown

66%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
9%
3.25 - 3.49
3%
3.00 - 3.24

Test Scores

SAT Reading
510 - 600
SAT Math
510 - 600
SAT Writing
500 - 590
ACT Composite
21 - 26

Deadlines


Regular
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
26:1
Total Faculty
2,260
with Terminal Degree
1,535

1,217
Men
1,043
Women
980
Minority
122
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Latin American Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Resources Management/CIO Training
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Urban Education and Leadership

  • Engineering

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Art Therapy/Therapist
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Nursing Practice
  • Nursing Science
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Interior Design
  • Music, General


Degrees

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Dennis Lehane
Best Selling Author of Mystic River

Andy Garcia
Actor-The Godfather Part III

Liz Balmaseda
Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
U.S. Congress Member

Dawn Ostroff
Former President of CW Network

Stephanie Burns
Chairman and Former CEO, Dow Corning

Manny Diaz
U.S. Congress Member

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
May 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,737

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,671

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,875

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$17,893

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
48%

Financial aid provided to international students
No

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 Methodoloy
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

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

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
40,974
Out of State
3%

International
5%
Foreign Countries Represented
151

Demographics

2.81%
Asian
12.89%
African-American
70.60%
Hispanic
10.20%
Caucasian
5.47%
International

56% female
44% male
3% are out of state
63% are full time
37% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
8%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
96
First-Year Students living on campus
54%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
85

Housing Options

Apartment Married
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
192
Number of Honor Societies
32

Number of Social Sororities
14
Number of Religious Organizations
7

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Golden Panthers)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Golden Panthers)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: Please visit the Council of Student Organizations website at http://cso.fiu.edu/

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Green Rating
61

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
51

Average Number of PC's per Lab
60

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

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

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
IBM, Dell, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Undergraduate Admissions Office
Modesto Maidique Campus, PC 140
Miami, FL 33199

Phone
305-348-2363

Email
admissions@fiu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Frost Museum
The Wolfsonian Museum
Steven and Dorothea Green Library
Graham University Center
Biscayne Bay Campus Library
The Recreational Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Everglades National Park
Historical Museum of South Florida
Villa Viscaya Museum
Miami Seaquarium
Zoo Miami

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Academic Year
Times: Mon, Wed & Frid:10am & 3pm; 1st Saturday of month: 1030am
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Miami International Airport is 8 miles (a 15-minute drive) from the Modesto Maidique campus. Super Shuttles and taxis (305-444-4444 or 305-888-8888) are available for the ride from the airport to the Biscayne and Modesto Maidique. Amtrak trains and Greyhound/Trailways buses serve Miami. Greyhound has several stations in the Miami area, including one in N. Miami Beach.

Driving Instructions to Campus
To reach the Modesto Maidique Campus from 826 (Palmetto Expressway) take 826 north or south to SW 8th St. exit (Tamiami Trail) and head west. Proceed on 8th St. to SW 112th Ave. Turn left. From I-95 take I-95 north or south to 836 (Dolphin Expressway) and head west. Continue on 836 west to the NW 107th Ave. South exit. Proceed on 107th Ave. to SW 8th St. (Tamiami Trail). Turn right proceed on 8th St. to SW 112th Ave. Turn left. From the Florida Tpke. take the Florida Tpke. to SW 8th St. exit (Tamiami Trail) and head east. Proceed on SW 8th St. to SW 112th Ave. Turn right. To reach the Biscayne Campus from Miami take I-95 north to 135th St. Head east to U.S. 1. Head north to 151st St. Turn right. From Ft. Lauderdale: Take I-95 south to 163rd St. Head east to U.S. 1. Head south to 151st St. Turn left.

Local Accommodations
Florida International University has 2 campuses: one is in Biscayne and the other, the Modesto Maidique campus, is in the southern part of Miami, just southwest of the airport. Since the primary admissions office is at the Modesto Maidique campus, our nearby lodgings are focused there. Nearby: Best Western Miami Airport Inn (1550 N.W. Lejeune Rd.; 305-871-2345) has special inexpensive rates for college visitors. Days Inn (3401 N.W. Lejeune Rd.; 305-871-4221), Quality Inn Airport (2373 N.W. 42nd Ave.; 305-871-3230), and Crossway Inn Howard Johnson's (1850 N.W. 42nd Ave.; 305-871-4350), all with special rates for college visitors, are even less expensive. The Holiday Inn Airport South (1101 N.W. 57th Ave.; 305-266-0000) has an inexpensive rate if booked 3 days in advance. Moderate rates are available at the Sheraton River House (3900 N.W. 21st St.; 305-871-3800), which has a pool, restaurant, tennis court, sauna, exercise room, jogging course, and golf. Similar amenities (plus water sports and lighted tennis courts) and rates can be found at the Hilton Hotel (Miami Airport, 5101 Blue Lagoon Dr.; 305-262-1000). If you're looking for bed-and-breakfasts contact the Bed-and-Breakfast Company Tropical Florida (P.O. Box 262, South Miami, 33243; 305-661-3270).
Florida International University campus - Image 0
javascript

Key Stats

17,617
Applicants
40,974
Size
48%
Acceptance Rate
1110
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists