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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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Florida International is a highly rated public university located in University Park, Florida in the Miami Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 26,312 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Florida International acceptance rate is 50%. Popular majors include Psychology, Communications, and Hospitality and Tourism Management. Graduating 56% of students, Florida International alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,100.
About Florida International University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
11200 S. W. 8 Street
Miami, FL 33199
Website
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Florida International University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
50%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1030-1210
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,966/ 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
    $11,063/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,433/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,770/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,050/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,806/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.428 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.468 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.463 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
26,312Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 259 responses
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  • It ranges from all ethnic backgrounds
    43%
  • Hispanic
    20%
  • International
    12%
  • International but mostly black/latino
    10%
  • Mostly Hispanic, with a few of the others
    8%
  • Local hispanic/black and white from outer states
    3%
  • Someone who is a high achiever
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.535 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.650 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 285 responses
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  • Diverse/mixed cultures
    59%
  • Multicultural
    13%
  • Hispanic
    9%
  • Pero like..VERY miami
    6%
  • Panthers Fight
    4%
  • It's..... OK, it's "eh"
    2%
  • Palm Trees
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
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.272 responses
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Florida International University Reviews

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I am currently returning to Florida International University(FIU) in the fall as a sophomore. During the past year I've spent attending classes and living on campus, my experience has been amazing! The professors are all very nice and willing to help you if you are stuck or confused on a topic. The class sizes can be exceedingly large but the professors make an effort to learn most of the student's names throughout the semester. However, if you live on campus you'll be in for the best experience. Housing is nice and spacious. The rooms come with bathrooms en-suite. The residential assistances (RAs) are always around to lend a helping hand in any problem you have or just to have a talk. There are always events hosted by the housing department so you never feel alone on campus. Florida International University is located in the amazing city of Miami, Florida, therefore the local area has much to offer. Attending FIU was the best choice I ever made.
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Overall, my experience at Florida International University was a positive one. I was able to meet all different kinds of professors and pupils from all different kinds of backgrounds and because of this I now consider myself a more insightful person. Not only has it been rewarding in the professional setting it has also been rewarding in the social setting. I have been able to meet people that I will consider friends for my entire life. My undergraduate experience at FIU has been so great I have decided to pursue graduate school at the university. One of the few things I would like to see the university change is the push within the athletics department. I believe the school has a great deal of talent in that regard and it should be exploited in the best way possible so that the school can shine from as many sectors as possible. Despite this, I cannot wait to return back to FIU and cheer on the university that has provided me with an outstanding education. Go Panthers!
Home of the Panther! FIU is a diverse university with many outside entertainments and school fundraising activities. Amazing, caring, professional educators who holds each student accountable for their work. Excuses are not tolerable at this university as each student is expected to deliver assignments on time or before any listed deadlines. The setting of the campus is beautiful, immaculate, and surrounded by various food locations. The campus is also enormous and can be difficult for students who are incapacitated or disabled to attend their classes on time. More elevators should be created to accommodate these students.