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Florida Tech got its start in 1958 as a graduate school offering the scientists and engineers of the early U.S. space program advanced degrees in technology and engineering. Today, Florida Tech is a comprehensive tier one national research university offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in aeronautics, business, computing, communications, education, engineering, mathematics, psychology, and science.

The university is unique in that it provides the resources of a national scientific and technological research university as well as the robust, personalized learning experiences of a small college. Ranked a Tier One Best National University by U.S. News & World Report, Florida Tech is also the only independent technological university in the Southeast U.S. As such, Florida Tech attracts high-achieving students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries worldwide.

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Overview

Applicants
9,313
Acceptance Rate
65%
Average HS GPA
3.67

GPA Breakdown

58%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
570 - 660
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
580 - 680
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 30

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
505
with Terminal Degree
397

366
Men
139
Women
105
Minority
22
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
41%
Graduate in 5 years
58%
Graduate in 6 years
60%

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

  • Aquaculture.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other.
  • Genome Sciences/Genomics.
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting and Business/Management.
  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
  • Finance, General.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Organizational Leadership.
  • Project Management.
  • Small Business Administration/Management.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.
  • Journalism, Other.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.
  • Information Science/Studies.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Engineering/Industrial Management.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering.
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Computer Software Engineering.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General.
  • Engineering, Other.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Ocean Engineering.

  • 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, General.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management.

  • 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.

  • TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIALS MOVING.

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


Degrees

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Jorge Mesquita
Executive Vice President and Worldwide Chairman for Johnson & Johnson

Ret. Gen. Ann Dunwoody
Retired Four-Star General and former Commanding General of the U.S. Material Command. First female four-star general.

Tom Folliard
Former CEO and current Chairman of the Board, Carmax. Inc.

Svafa Gronfeldt
Former President of Reykjavik University and current Chair of SA+P DesignX, an innovation accelerator at MIT

Captain Sunita Williams
Astronaut

Elizabeth Webbe Lunny
Vice President Media and Publisher T Magazine, The New York Times

Vik Verma
CEO 8x8

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
41%
Graduate in 5 years
58%
Graduate in 6 years
60%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$28,591

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$27,526

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,827

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
41%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,511

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$41,100
Required Fees
$750
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,800
Transportation for Commuters
$2,520

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)
Federal Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,680
Foreign Countries Represented
108

Demographics

2.40%
Asian
6.01%
African-American
9.26%
Hispanic
49.43%
Caucasian
28.20%
International

29% female
71% male
89% are full time
11% are part time

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
47%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
78%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Dr. Robyn Tapley

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

None

Documentation Required for ADHD

None

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
2

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
139
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
4

4% join a fraternity
3% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

8% participate in intramural sports
15% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Panthers)
10 Sports

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

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

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: The purpose of Spectrum is to provide support for LGBT+ Students with additional support from Allies, so that members can have a positive experience at Florida Tech. orgsync.com/7433/chapter

Minority Support Groups: -International Student Associations for various countries and geographic regions - Black Student Union -Society of Women Engineers (SWE) -Women in Aviation (WAI) -National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) -Society of Hispanic Professional -Engineers Florida Tech Student Chapter (SHPE Florida Tech Student Chapter)

Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

83/99
AASHE STARS® rating
BRONZE
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
No

% food budget spent on local/organic food
0%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
No

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
No

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, DELL, HP, Gateway

Campus Visits Contact

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
Clemente Center for Sports & Recreation
Panther Dining Hall
Botanical Gardens
Evans Library
Rathskeller

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Melbourne Beaches
Kennedy Space Center
Downtown Melbourne
Walt Disney World & Resorts
Sebastian Inlet

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8:30am-5pm
800-888-4348

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

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. Uber also operates in Melbourne.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Please note - many online mapping tools will not get you directly to the Florida Tech campus unless you use our physical address . The GPS address for the Florida Tech Harris Commons Building-, starting point for a campus visit, 3011 Babcock Street, Melbourne, FL 32901 and the main Florida Tech campus address is, 150 West University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901. FROM I-95 HEADING SOUTH: 1. Exit 180 – Turn left (East) on W New Haven Ave (Route 192). 2. Right (South) on Babcock Street. 3. Left (East) on University Boulevard, Our office is located on the corner of Babcock and University Blvd. (opposite side of the street from the Mobil gas station). 4. The first entrance on the right will lead you to the Florida Tech, Harris Commons Building, visitor parking spaces are located at the front of the building, on the west side near Babcock Street. FROM I-95 HEADING NORTH: 1. Exit 176 – Turn right (East) on Palm Bay Road. 2. Left (North) on Babcock Street. 3. Right (East) on University Boulevard, Our office is located on the corner of Babcock and University Blvd. (opposite side of the street from the Mobil gas station). 4. The first entrance on the right will lead you to the Harris Commons Building, visitor parking spaces are located at the front of the building, on the west side near Babcock Street.

Local Accommodations
All of these hotels are located within minutes of the Florida Tech campus and offer special room rates for our visitors. Discounted reservations must be made directly with the hotels by calling their local telephone numbers. Be sure to mention you are “Visiting Florida Tech." Beachside Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront 877-227-6963 or 321-777-4100 Doubletree Guest Suites Melbourne Beach Oceanfront 800-333-TREE or 321-723-4222 Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront 800-HILTONS or 321-777-5000 Port d’Hiver Bed & Breakfast 866.621.7678 or 321-722-2727 The Windemere Inn by the Sea 800-224-6853 or 321-728-9334 Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront 800-333-3333 or 321-773-9260


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