Overview

Applicants
19,410
Acceptance Rate
59%
Average HS GPA
4.00

GPA Breakdown

68%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
8%
3.25 - 3.49
3%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
560 - 640
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 620
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — May 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
24:1
Total Faculty
2,509
with Terminal Degree
1,862

1,351
Men
1,173
Minority
1,158
Women
134
International

Most frequent class size
50 - 99
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
27%
Graduate in 5 years
48%
Graduate in 6 years
56%

Majors

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Architecture.
  • Interior Architecture.
  • Landscape Architecture.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African-American/Black Studies.
  • Asian Studies/Civilization.
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
  • 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.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Real Estate.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

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

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst.
  • 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 TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Materials Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Systems Engineering.
  • Telecommunications Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

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

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Art Therapy/Therapist.
  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
  • Dietetics/Dietitian.
  • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Nursing Science.
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist.
  • Physician Assistant.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Public Health, General.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
  • Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management.
  • Forensic Science and Technology.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General.
  • Law.
  • Programs for Foreign Lawyers.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics, General.
  • Statistics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • International/Global Studies.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General.
  • 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.
  • School Psychology.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology, Other.
  • 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.
  • Design and Visual Communications, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Interior Design.
  • Music, General.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
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

Notable Faculty


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
Politician

Dawn Ostroff
Former President of CW Network

Stephanie Burns
Chairman and Former CEO, Dow Corning

Manny Diaz
Politician

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
27%
Graduate in 5 years
48%
Graduate in 6 years
56%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
May 15
Notification Date
Feb 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,557

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,896

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,539

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
45%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$19,923

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$10,261

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,168
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$18,566
Required Fees
$390
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,350

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,308
Transportation for Commuters
$3,028

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,882
Comprehensive Fee

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

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
48,439
Foreign Countries Represented
163

Demographics

2.42%
Asian
11.96%
African-American
67.00%
Hispanic
8.65%
Caucasian
6.96%
International

56% female
44% male
4% are out of state
58% are full time
42% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
6%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
23%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Amanda Niguidula

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Florida International University does not require special admissions documentation for students with disabilities.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Florida International University does not require special admissions documentation for students with disabilities.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
460
Number of Honor Societies
82

Number of Social Sororities
13
Number of Religious Organizations
17

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

97/99
AASHE STARS® rating
SILVER
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

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

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2019.

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
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
IBM, Dell, Apple

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jody Glassman
Director, University Admissions

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 - Fri; 10a.m. and 2p.m.
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. Uber and Lyft options are also available.

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 two 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, seek out nearby lodgings focused there. Options include: Comfort Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, and La Quinta. There may also be viable Airbnb options available. Check company websites for the best available rates and options for stay.


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