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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 TypePublic
Undergraduate Students39,045
   Women21,618 (55.4%)
   Men17,427 (44.6%)
Graduate Students8,691


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate43% of 16,549 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.84
SAT Math572 average
530-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading578 average
540-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing564 average
520-600 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite26 average
24-27 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $17,199
Out-of-state: $29,598
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,497
Out-of-state: $18,896
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met20%
Average Freshman Award$7,283
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size 30-39 students: 19% of classes
40-49 students: 12% of classes
50-59 students: 15% of classes
Over 100 students: 7% of classes


Miami Population417,650
Nearest Metropolitan AreaMiami
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing28% of freshmen, 8% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotGolden Panthers


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.8% Asian
12.7% Black/African-American
70.0% Hispanic/Latino
1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
10.7% White
1.6% Unknown
International Students4.8% from 140 countries
First-Year Students Returning84.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.20 3.75 530 535 520 23
Low 2.00 2.00 280 340 200 16
High 4.00 5.00 800 720 690 33
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• At FIU the Panther Power spirit organization sponsors picnics, pie-eating contests, pajama jams, date auctions and a "Student of the Month" contest.

• FIU's University Park campus is located on the site of the old Tamiami Airport, with its first offices in the control tower.

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