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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
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  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
61%
SAT Range
1060-1260
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$31,582/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,497/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,540/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,719/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,419/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,094/ year
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  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.76 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.80 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.80 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,286Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Studious
    38%
  • It all depends really
    27%
  • Friendly
    16%
  • Outgoing
    7%
  • Socially awkward
    7%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.83 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.89 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Research Oriented
    50%
  • Dedicated
    36%
  • Hard
    6%
  • Progressing
    6%
  • Life Changing
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.48 responses
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So far I have had a very good experience at Florida Institute of Technology. I love how diverse the students on campus are which provides an opportunity to learn about other cultures and customs. The academic program in my biomedical engineering major is difficult and competitive. Most of the professors are willing to help their students and relay their relevant course information well. It doesn't get better than living at the beach!
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FIT offers a hands on education and prepares students for internships and jobs. The classes are rigorous, but worth it. Some professors are extremely good, others are sub par. There are also field courses, which are extremely valuable. FIT has excellent diversity, which they represent at the International Fair and Africa night. Additionally, there are international food nights at the dining hall. There is a wide variety of food and always healthy options available at the dining locations around campus. There are ample opportunities to get involved on campus, so the student life is good. The dorms are a bit old and have a few problems, but they aren't awful. The campus is very beautiful (especially the Botanical Garden) and feels completely safe. It is very close to the beach and downtown, so there are some things to do.
FIT is a diverse school based right on the Florida Space Coast that offers a world-class education in a variety of STEM fields from Mechanical Engineering to the Biological Sciences. With under 10,000 actively enrolled, FIT offers a small-school environment with student backgrounds from across the nation and the world. Yet arguably its greatest asset is its community leadership, as the university funds scholarships and STEM competitions for primary and secondary school students throughout Brevard County, FL.