#5 Best Private Colleges in Florida

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, Florida

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Florida Institute of Technology overview
Location Melbourne, Florida
Online fit.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Florida Institute of Technology overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), established in 1958, is a private research university located in Melbourne, Florida, approximately 60 miles southeast of Orlando. With a diverse student body, FIT spans across a 130-acre subtropical campus that reflects a modern architectural style, conducive to its coastal environment. The university offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, featuring specialties in engineering, aeronautics, psychology, and oceanography. While FIT has a moderately selective admissions process, it provides on-campus housing options for students aiming to experience a close-knit living-learning environment. Academically, FIT is recognized for its strong emphasis on science and technology disciplines, aiming to foster innovation and research. Though not predominantly known for athletics, the institution does field teams known as the Panthers, participating in various collegiate sports within the Sunshine State Conference.

In the most recent statistical year 13,941 prospective students applied, and 8,974 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 778 enrolled in the school.  4,056 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,259 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $42,770 plus fees of $900. Florida Tech is ranked 366 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Florida Tech is rated within the top 39% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Florida Institute of Technology overview
SAT 1120/1320
ACT 22/28
GPA 3.72

Applications Accepted

Florida Institute of Technology overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Florida Institute of Technology
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$900
Room and Board $12,546
Budget for Other Expenses$3,600
Total One Year Cost$61,016

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$62,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

56% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Florida Institute of Technology students
Subject Percent of Class
Engineering 31%
Business 18%
Biology 12%
Transportation and Materials Moving 9%
Physical Sciences 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=133881 IPEDS survey data for Florida Institute of Technology.

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