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Florida International University
Miami, FL
Florida International is a public university. Founded as an upper-level institution in 1965, it adopted a four-year undergraduate program in 1981. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, and Urban and Public Affairs, and the Schools of Architecture, Hospitality Management, and Journalism and Mass Communication. Its 573-acre campus is located 10 miles from downtown Miami.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 45,813
   Women 25,839 (56.4%)
   Men 19,974 (43.6%)
Graduate Students 9,298
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 49% of 17,218 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.94
SAT Math 559 average
510-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 568 average
520-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
23-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $23,464
Out-of-state: $35,862
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $6,558
Out-of-state: $18,956
  Room and Board $10,846
Average Percent of Need Met 24%
Average Freshman Award $7,204
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,232
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 15% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 16% of classes
50-99 students: 16% of classes
Over 100 students: 6% of classes
Miami Population 417,650
Nearest Metropolitan Area Miami
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 22% of freshmen, 8% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Golden Panthers
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
13.2% Black/African-American
71.0% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
9.6% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students 5.5% from 146 countries
First-Year Students Returning 88.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 24.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported