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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.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students45,813
   Women25,839 (56.4%)
   Men19,974 (43.6%)
Graduate Students9,298


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate49% of 17,218 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 GPA3.94
SAT Math559 average
510-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading568 average
520-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing553 average
510-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite25 average
23-27 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $23,464
Out-of-state: $35,862
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,558
Out-of-state: $18,956
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met24%
Average Freshman Award$7,204
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 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 Population417,650
Nearest Metropolitan AreaMiami
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 22% of freshmen, 8% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotGolden Panthers


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% 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 Students5.5% from 146 countries
First-Year Students Returning88.0%
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 3.36 3.96 599 622 26
Low 2.55 2.80 390 490 19
High 4.00 5.00 720 710 34
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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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