A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Florida Institute of Technology is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference
Address
150 West University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901
Website
From Florida Institute of Technology

Florida Tech is a global research university, ranked as a Tier One Best National University by U.S. News and World Report. Surrounded by companies and organizations like SpaceX, Northrop Grumman, Harris Corporation, Boeing, and NASA, Florida Tech knows the importance of hands-on experience, cutting-edge research, and high-tech innovation.

Our graduates often go on to work full-time for these global companies, putting their expertise to use as computer scientists, ocean engineers, aeronautical engineers, astrobiologists, and physicists, just to name a few career paths.

Florida Tech students work hard and play hard too. This beachside community boasts over 300 days of sunshine. Here, you can study where the rest of the world vacations.

Florida Institute of Technology Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Acceptance Rate
57%
SAT Range
1080-1290
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Florida Institute of Technology

Cost

Net Price
$32,319/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,660/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,447/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,261/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,308/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,665/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.76 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.78 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,253Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Studious
    40%
  • It all depends really
    28%
  • Friendly
    16%
  • Outgoing
    7%
  • Socially awkward
    7%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.81 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.87 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Research Oriented
    50%
  • Dedicated
    38%
  • Hard
    6%
  • Progressing
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.48 responses
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Absolutely LOVE. There is nothing that I can say negatively about this school. The instructors, staff and support are absolutely incredible. I have never felt shrugged off or like I am just a number. I wouldn't choose any other school over Florida Tech. GO Panthers!
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I love my school because it has a way of bringing in every single culture but still making it feel like home on campus. Meals in the dining hall are always featuring international dishes, there are endless cultural clubs on campus, and every year it hosts its own international festival with food, music, and games. The curriculum is rigorous and makes you work hard to obtain a decent GPA. It's huge on research and almost every major is required to do a senior design project where it's presented to various companies for job recruitment purposes. It's a challenging school but very fun and rewarding at the same time!
FIT is a great school catered toward education, as well as opportunities for jobs outside of college. This college is always growing for the better and it deserves much recognition for its plethora of accomplishments!