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Florida Institute of Technology

Also known as "Florida Tech"

150 West University Boulevard, Melbourne, FL

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Florida Institute of Technology is a nonprofit private institution that has a fair number of majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Melbourne, FL, in a predominately urban area. Enrollment at Florida Institute of Technology exceeds nine thousand per year.

Areas of study available at Florida Institute of Technology include but are not limited to:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Transportation And Materials Moving
  • Engineering
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Computer And Information Sciences
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, transcripts, and test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions staff. A SAT or ACT exam is required prior to applying, with scores between 1040 to 1250 on the SAT and between 21 to 28 for the ACT exam is typical among students admitted to Florida Tech. Florida Tech has an acceptance rate of 57 percent of which only 17 percent decided to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is around $38,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to use the school's price of attendance calculator to better estimate their personal tuition costs. Housing may be available for those who wish to live on-campus for around a cost of $7,600 each year. Some students at this school may qualify for financial aid, which is typically provided as grants or student loans.

The Florida Institute of Technology Panthers participate in a number of athletic programs, within the NCAA organization. Athletic programs available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)
  • Rowing (NCAA Division II)

Students who would like to view more about Florida Institute of Technology can take a look at their website at http://www.fit.edu.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students Florida Tech accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting accepted to Florida Tech.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Recommended
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English23 - 29
ACT ® Math22 - 28
ACT ® Composite Score21 - 28

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into Florida Tech

The chances of getting accepted into Florida Institute of Technology can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants6,841
Granted Admissions3,925 (57%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled669 (17%)

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Florida Institute of Technology is about 9,000, where graduate students make up roughly 38% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $35,000-$43,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Part time students pay in the range of $1,000 to $1,200 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships97%$18,766
Receiving Student Loans66%$7,646

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 5%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Florida Institute of Technology may offer services to students like:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Florida Institute of Technology is around 56%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years40%
Graduating in 5 Years13%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Program
    • * Accredited by the American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation (since 1983)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Aviation and Airway Management (B, M)
  • Aviation (B)
  • Air Transportation (M)

Engineering

Health and Clinical Professions

Computer and Information Sciences

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Psychology

Engineering Technology

Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics (B, M)
  • Meteorology (B, M)
  • Physics (B, D, M)
  • Chemistry (B, D)
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical (B)
  • Planetary Astronomy and Science (B)

Mathematics and Statistics

  • Math (B)
  • Applied Mathematics (B, M)

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B)

Security and Protective Services

  • Corrections (A, B)

Communications and Journalism

  • Technical and Scientific Communication (M)
  • Communication, General (B)

Natural Resources and Conservation

Education

  • Physics Teacher Education (B)
  • Environmental Education (M)
  • Chemistry Teacher Education (B)
  • Computer Teacher Education (M)
  • Science Teacher Education (D, M)
  • Mathematics Teacher Education (B)
  • Secondary Education (M)
  • Biology Teacher Education

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