#5 Best Public Universities in Florida

Florida International University

Miami, Florida

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Florida International University overview
Location Miami, Florida
Online fiu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Florida International University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Florida International University (FIU), located in Miami, Florida, is a public research university founded in 1965, emerging as a leading urban institution characterized by its diverse and expansive campus. Situated near the heart of Miami, FIU provides students with a vibrant backdrop for higher education, intertwining the energy of a dynamic city with its academically-rich atmosphere. The university has a predominantly modern architectural aesthetic and offers on-campus housing options to its student body. Academically, FIU is known for its strong emphasis on research and offers a wide array of programs, notably in fields such as business, engineering, law, and medicine. It maintains a moderate level of application selectivity. FIU's athletic teams, known as the Panthers, compete in NCAA Division I, with a noticeable prominence in football and baseball.

In the most recent statistical year 17,343 prospective students applied, and 11,075 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 4,424 enrolled in the school.  33,562 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 22,047 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $4,721 plus fees of $1,844. FIU is ranked 622 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












FIU is rated within the lower 48% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Florida International University overview
SAT 1060/1250
ACT 21/26
GPA 4.0

Applications Accepted

Florida International University overview
Applications Due Apr 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend

Florida Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Florida International University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,350
Other Fees$1,844
Room and Board $11,600
Budget for Other Expenses$5,366
Total One Year Cost$24,881

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Florida International University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,350
Other Fees$1,844
Room and Board $11,600
Budget for Other Expenses$5,366
Total One Year Cost$36,689

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$49,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

43% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Florida International University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 35%
Social Sciences 8%
Psychology 8%
Health Professions 6%
Engineering 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=133951 IPEDS survey data for Florida International University.

Current students may use the Florida International University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.