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Florida Memorial University, located in Miami Gardens, Florida, formed as a result of the merging of two universities, the Florida Baptist Academy and Florida Baptist Institute, in 1941. The school is the only historically black college or university in the Miami area. The school officially changed its name to Florida Memorial College in 1963 and relocated to its current location in 1968. The school again changed its name, this time to its current one, in 2006 to better reflect the schools goals, purpose and offerings. Florida Memorial University is a fully accredited institution by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Collegiate Business schools and Programs as well as several others.
Florida Memorial University offers a variety of programs that result in a bachelor or master degree. These programs prepare students with the education and knowledge necessary to successfully transition into the workforce as full-fledged professionals. Master degree programs assist students in achieving higher levels of education, which is beneficial for those individuals seeking career advancement in the realm of business.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Undergraduate admissions require students to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and an SAT score of 1000. A minimum of three letters of recommendation are also necessary and should be submitted along with the application for admission. Consideration may be given to students who do not meet the above requirements, though enrollment may be conditional and require a minimum GPA be maintained for continued enrollment. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and work study programs. Students in need should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine eligibility and awards. Scholarships may also be obtained, requiring separate applications to the bodies which distribute the scholarships, and are awarded based on the scholarships purpose.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the candidates Florida Memorial University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
Admission Requirements & Recommendations
- High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
- Letters of Recommendation are Required
- SAT or ACT Test Scores are Recommended
- TOEFL for ESL Students are Required
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Acceptance Rate Table
The table below lists the chances of getting into Florida Memorial University.
|Granted Admissions||2,063 (42%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||432 (21%)|
Total enrollment at Florida Memorial University is around 1,600 students, with undergraduate students making up about 98% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
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
- The estimated tuition range is around $12,000-$15,000 per year
- For part-time students, charges are between $520-$620 per unit
- May provide a prepaid tuition option, which allows tuition to be purchased at current rates for enrollment at a future date
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||90%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||74%||$11,260|
|Receiving Student Loans||83%||$9,831|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 23%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Florida Memorial University may offer services to students including:
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Work study style employment
- Employment search assistance
Florida Memorial University has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 42%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||15%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||22%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||5%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program (more info)
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation (since 2006)
Florida Memorial University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Florida Sun Conference)
- Basketball (Florida Sun Conference)
- Track and Field, Indoor
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
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 (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
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