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Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, FL
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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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,629
   Women 1,093 (30.1%)
   Men 2,536 (69.9%)
Graduate Students 2,822
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 61% of 9,503 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 604 average
560-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 556 average
500-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27 average
24-29 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 $58,256
  Tuition and Fees $40,446
  Room and Board $13,610
Average Percent of Need Met 89%
Average Freshman Award $36,771
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 321
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
Melbourne Population 77,508
Nearest Metropolitan Area Orlando
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 84% of freshmen, 42% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Panther
Sororities 3% of women participate
Fraternities 8% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.5% Asian
8.9% Black/African-American
10.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.2% White
7.7% Unknown
International Students 35.2% from 107 countries
First-Year Students Returning 83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 45.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 65%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 41.0%