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Florida International University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
B+
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
8%
Average Housing Costs
$10,846/ year
Poll
61%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.376 responses
Poll
55%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.628 responses

Food

Campus Food
A
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3,798/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 1,159 responses
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  • Chick-Fil-A, Pollo Tropical and Subway
    19%
  • Starbucks
    14%
  • Subway
    10%
  • Chilli's
    10%
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe
    9%
  • Pollo Tropical
    7%
  • Sushi Maki
    6%
70%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.387 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
A
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
A-
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 381 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    35%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    50%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    12%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    3%

Safety

Safety
B-
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
87%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.432 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 292 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    47%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    41%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    10%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    2%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 351 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    24%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    50%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    14%
  • Not very visible.
    9%
  • We have campus police?
    3%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 628 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    5%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    46%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    41%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    8%
Men's Varsity Sports
Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, All Track Combined, Football
Women's Varsity Sports
Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Volleyball, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Soccer, All Track Combined

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Opera, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 348 responses
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  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Movie Night on Friday
    13%
  • Relay for Life
    12%
  • Holiday events when the whole school comes togethe
    11%
  • Midnight Breakfast
    9%
  • Sales in Bookstore from sports game wins
    7%
  • Spinning the Cube
    7%

Party Scene

Party Scene
A
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 374 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    5%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    25%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    29%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    18%
  • Parties? What parties?
    24%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 201 responses
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  • It's not hard to find a party in Miami.
    30%
  • Ultra fest
    23%
  • I don't really attend parties in or out of school
    9%
  • Its Miami
    9%
  • FIU SUMMERFEST
    8%
  • All of them
    7%
  • Mostly anything I'd say
    6%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
Women in Sororities
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.513 responses
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