Florida Institute of Technology, founded in 1958, is a private university. It offers education to scientists and engineers at what is now NASA's Kennedy Space Center and has become a leading accredited scientific and technological university. Yet Florida Tech retains some of the positive aspects of a small private college, such as smaller classes. The NASA liaison, as well as partnerships with companies at the cutting edge of technology, help account for 95% of graduates being employed or enrolled in graduate school six months after graduation. Bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs are offered in science, engineering, aviation, business, psychology and communications through the Colleges of Engineering and Science/Liberal Arts and the Schools of Aeronautics, Business and Psychology. A new advanced engineering complex and a life sciences building with state-of-the-art technology offer students research opportunities with faculty working an a wide variety of state, national and international projects. Florida Tech's subtropical location near the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon makes it well suited for studies in marine biology, oceanography, ocean engineering, environmental sciences and civil engineering. Its 130-acre campus is located in Melbourne, 60 miles from Orlando.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
3,565
Undergraduates
2,517
Men - 70.6%
1,049
Women - 29.4%
2,513
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
66% of 9,743 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.70
SAT Math
636 average
580-690 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
620 average
570-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$55,246
Tuition and Fees
$43,246
Room and Board
$7,200
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Freshman Award
$37,926
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$38,943
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
292
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
17%
10-19
31%
20-29
32%
30-39
9%
40-49
6%
50-99
4%
Over 100
0%
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Orlando Population
77,508
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Orlando
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
48% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Panther
Sororities
8% of women participate
Fraternities
12% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4%
Asian
3.3%
Black/African-American
7.9%
Hispanic/Latino
13.4%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.3%
White
68.9%
Unknown
2.3%
International Students
22.6% from 92 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
44.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
63%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
30.0%
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