Florida Institute of Technology campus

Overview

Applicants
9,503
Acceptance Rate
61%
Average HS GPA
3.67

GPA Breakdown

55%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
4%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
560 - 650
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
24 - 29

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

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
772
with Terminal Degree
459

537
Men
235
Women
136
Minority
31
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
45%
Graduate in 5 years
56%
Graduate in 6 years
58%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

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

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Resources Management/CIO Training
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
  • Small Business Administration/Management
  • Transportation/Transportation Management

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Advertising
  • Communication, General
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • International and Intercultural Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Computer Science
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • Educational/Instructional Media Design
  • Environmental Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

  • 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
  • Engineering, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Operations Research
  • Systems Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • Surveying

  • 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

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

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Military Technologies

  • Strategic Intelligence

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

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

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Meteorology
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Planetary Astronomy and Science

  • Psychology

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational 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
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

Notable Faculty


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

Sunita Williams
Astronaut

Jim Thomas
Co-Founder Mapquest

Catharina Haynes
Federal Judge, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
45%
Graduate in 5 years
56%
Graduate in 6 years
58%

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
Nov 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,931

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,435

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,059

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
52%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$36,678

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$24,779

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)
Federal Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,629
Foreign Countries Represented
108

Demographics

2.40%
Asian
6.08%
African-American
7.40%
Hispanic
44.28%
Caucasian
4.36%
Unknown
32.90%
International

30% female
70% male
49% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
83%

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
122
Number of Honor Societies
11

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
4

8% join a fraternity
3% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

15% 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 Spectrum is to provide support for LGBT+ Students with additional support from Allies, so that members can have a positive experience at Florida Tech. https://www.facebook.com/FloridaTechSpectrum/

Minority Support Groups: -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) 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
Clemente Center for Sports & Recreation
Panther Dining Hall
Botanical Gardens
Library - Digital Scholarship Lab
Rathskeller

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

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: 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
www.fit.edu/ugrad/visit

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