About Florida International University

Founded in 1965, Florida International University. is a Public college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 45,856 full time undergraduate students, and 9,147 full time graduate students.

The Florida International University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 27:1. There are 1182 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Florida International University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate50%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range1030-1210
ACT Range23-27

Admissions at FIU are considered Selective, with ,207% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 21 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

80% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 44% were in the top quarter, and 16% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Florida International University.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Florida International University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    386 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    299 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    489 Students rated campus food 3.8 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    499 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    501 Students rated class size 4 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    501 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    501 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    503 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Florida International University?

292 Students rated Florida International University

sandy - 01/18/2024

I like the school scenery which really gives the impression that this school is located in Florida. Campus food is pretty good because they switch up what they serve and provide good customer service. Classes are not very difficult to grasp as teachers are often available even outside of class through email and in general, the people here are nice. However, I dislike one stop and think the school needs to do better with who they allow to help us students with things like FAFSA, and registration. Not all of the workers, but a few seem to just tell you whatever they need to to get you out of there face. There has been 3 instances where I was given the wrong from to fill out and had to go back to the office. I would be placed with someone new and they would inform me I completed the wrong form and this has even led me to losing housing because of a situation with my FAFSA where the lady made me fill out the wrong thing. By the time I went back to check the payment was due tommorrow and I found out she had actually gave me the wrong thing to fill out.

Salome - 11/29/2023

Florida International University is honestly the best place you can go to. I attended orientation this year and I love how the staff is so kind and helpful. The place feels so safe and it’s beautiful. There are so many resources that students have access to. I love how they truly care about you and you are able to reach your advisor easily.

bruna - 11/28/2023

Florida International University is a fine college. The people are nice and I like the professors so far, and there are plenty of activities to join like political or social clubs or student life events, but since it's a commuter college, on-campus life isn't like in other colleges where everyone lives there. That said, it's Miami, so you can find things to do anyway.

jonanthony - 04/29/2023

One quality that distinguishes FIU from other colleges is its dedication to diversity. Along with the outstanding faculty, I have also noticed how diverse and inclusive the student body is. I have had the chance to interact with people worldwide and learn from them, which has dramatically expanded my academic experience. I value FIU's emphasis on research and innovation as another quality. Numerous cutting-edge research centers and institutes working in various fields are located at the university. I've had the chance to participate in research projects as a student and collaborate with some of the best authorities in my field. This has given me valuable hands-on experience and has helped me develop essential skills that will be useful in my future career.

Florida International University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Florida International University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Florida International University is 50%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    The advise i would offer myself given the chance to go back in time, would problaby be to work for atleast a year and save up as much money as possible so that i could just focus on school. The transition to college life is a difficult one for most when it comes to money. Most parents cannot afford to pay for college, specially during the economic crisis the country is going through. I was able to manage going to school full time and working full time but only for a few months, then i had to change jobs once i had saved what i needed. So this will problaby be the best advice i would give myself if that golden opportunity ever presented itself.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are extremely diverse, social, friendly and approachable. They are usually helpful if you need any type of help with the coursework or with campus activities.

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Uniqueness of diversity and cultural backgrounds allowing students to learn of different points of view in all aspects of daily life. It showed me that we learn more from our classmates than the actual faculty. It was definately an "eye opener" for many students who thought of the US as the only place worth knowing in the entire world. Indeed, the american dream is an excellent foundation, perhaps the best foundation that any other country in the world could offer, but it is our duty to care and explore the world we live and share with many other great countries.

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  5. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The assistance when needed is always available. I have an excellent experience with my advisers. I do not have an issue with any part of FIU. It is just right in size, I consider it to be a large campus, yet not too big. People admire FIU, and do consider it to be a reputable facility. I spend most of the time on my campus in the library, and in the gym. It is a very peaceful environment. FIU is a college town. Very optimistic, endless activities going on at all times, driven by the students. The administration is excellent There is a lot of school pride. Being in FIU on the day of a game is very exciting

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    For international students, the tuition fees is realllllllllllly high. And finding financial aid to help you is really hard. But you must persist! :~)

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  7. What are the academics like at your school?

    My professors do know my name My favorite class is business law. It is very interactive I have not had a least favorite class. Students study very much, It is a lot of work consecutively due. Class participation is very often, Sometimes depends on the teacher's style. However over all 1-10, I'd say 9 Students have many group projects, therefore outside of class there is a lot of brainstorming . Students are competitive. The most unique class I've taken was Statistics. Very interesting to have a chance to explore Excel. We also worked on the Rubik's cube. It was very interesting. My major involves business administration, and International business. I am in a focused program that allows to to do a double major. I am going to also work towards an accounting major or masters degree. Not very much time is spent with professors out of class. The school's academic requirements are tough. It is a lot of material. The education is actually geared toward getting a job and learning as well.

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  8. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    FIU is a school that is filled with diversity and creativity.

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  9. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    There are endless amounts of organizations, clubs, etc. I am involved in Water for People. It is out of Colorado. We assist in raising awareness in bringing reliable aqueduct systems to third world countries. Athletic events and guest speakers are very popular. There are various activities on a daily basis on campus. My closest friends were met through mutual classes. Fraternities and sororities are important, and do have weekly events promoting self advancement opportunities. I attended a musical show at the Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. On a Saturday night catching up on homework or upcoming tests is always a good idea. Work around the house, help with the family, movies.....etc. Seeking employment opportunities, relaxing, helping around at home. There is always something to get done.

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  10. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    That they are all underachievers, or that they are all hispanic.

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  11. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?


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  12. What's unique about your campus?

    I consider the diversity due to it's location, Miami, the best thing about my school. It is important and refreshing to interact with people of differnt cultures and ideologies. It broadens my horizons. There is always an activity for anyone at FIU and if there isn't, it is easy to start one. The diversity also, makes students curious about other cultures. FIU is like a mini-Miami and Miami has a lot to offer to the world, in terms of every disciplinet here is available at Florida International University.

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  13. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    i wish i had known more abut campus life.

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  14. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    It is best known for its research. It is also known for its schools like Business, Law, Science, etc. that are topping the list on the country, not only in rankings but also statistically to appeal to minority students, particularly Hispanic. It is known for being an affordable public university.

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  15. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Florida International University has students who define the meaning of kind and sociable. A person who holds these characteristics, and who are is also open to diversity should attend Florida International University.

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  16. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I get to walk from class to class in the winter with the warm sunlight streaming through the palm trees.

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  17. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The only thing I can think of that is not-so-good at FIU is that there have been a few cases of misunderstandings and mistakes with certain departments, like Financial Aid

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  18. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    This school is truely an INTERNATIONAL school and is has done a great job of admitting very diverse cultures into the school and because of that, if you are someone that is most comfortable in a school where the majority of the population is your race, you won't be comfortable here because it is an integrated school.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Jocks, fraternities and sororities are the known social, party kids. There are the geeks that work for the school, the IT department of it.

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  20. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I decided to go tho FIU because it was close to home and affordable. Also they offer me an scholarship and the International Relations Program at FIU is one of the best.

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  21. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    The most preferable is Football! But we have soccer, rugby, tennis, volleyball, track, etc as well.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

82% of students attending Florida International University receive some sort of financial aid. 52% were awarded federal grants. While 34% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$0 - $30K
$30 - $48K
$48 - $75K
$75 - $110K
$110K & UP

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