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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.

Website: www.fit.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,635
Undergraduate
Students
(28.9%) 1,051 Women
(71.1%) 2,584 Men
2,767
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
63% of 8,898 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.67
SAT Math
580-680 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
597 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$60,150
Tuition and Fees
$42,470
Room and Board
$12,880
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Freshman Award
$38,447
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,511
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
306
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Melbourne Population
77,508
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Orlando
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
45% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Panther
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.0% Asian
8.9% Black/African-American
12.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.5% White
3.6% Unknown
International Students
29.7% from 110 countries
First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
43.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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