Florida International University (FIU)

11200 S. W. 8 Street, Miami, FL

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The Florida International University (FIU) is the only public research university in Miami, with campuses in University Park and Biscayne Bay. Both sites total more than 500 acres in land area, in addition to a number of regional learning sites and international campuses in China and the UAE.

The colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, and Engineering account for more than half of the students enrolled at FIU. There are nearly 200 programs being offered throughout the university's schools and colleges, including graduate programs in architecture, law, and medicine. FIU's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is the only public medical school in South Florida and is affiliated with the Jackson North Medical Center, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Miami Children's, and Mercy Hospital. The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, on the other hand, holds the prestige of being the only US school to have been invited by the Ministry of Education in China to collaborate with preparations for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Both the College of Law and School of Business have also contributed to FIU's prestige, ranking among the top institutions in their respective fields in the country.

Since its founding in 1965, FIU has since been home to prominent cultural institutions such as the Frost Art and the Wolfsonian museums. The university is also known for its immense research funding and expenditure, as manifested in its International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) which includes the laboratories for Coastal Research; Insurance, Financial and Economic Research; Wind Engineering Research; and Social Science Research.

Athletics play a large role in student life at FIU, with the Golden Panthers representing the university at intercollegiate events. The US Century Bank Arena, University Park Stadium, Aquatic Center, Tennis Complex, and the FIU Stadium serve as home venues for the Panthers.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the students Florida International University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Florida International University is around 50,000 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 8% enrolling as graduate students and 82% as undergraduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State: $4,700-$5,700
    • Out-of-State: $17,000-$19,830
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $210-$250 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $620-$740 per credit unit
  • May offer prepaid tuition rates, allowing tuition to be purchased at current rates for future enrollment.

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 Aid86%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships73%$7,879
Receiving Student Loans68%$6,709

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Florida International University may provide student services like:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of FIU is close to 52%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years20%
Graduating in 5 Years21%
Graduating in 6 Years10%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Dietetics Program (more info)
  • Coordinated Dietetics Program (more info)
  • Law Program (more info)
  • Medical (M.D.) Program (more info)
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program (more info)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Florida International University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Conference Usa)
  • Basketball (Conference Usa)
  • Track and Field (Conference Usa)
  • Football (Conference Usa)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

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 (PhD,...)


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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