Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 55,003
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 27:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 3,717 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Florida International University is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 21,809 applications and only 10,920 students were granted admission. Florida International University is at the #48 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 40% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 59% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1030 to 1210
ACT23 to 27

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Florida International University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $16,529 and in-state students paid $4,721.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 82% of Florida International University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 52% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,811 (which is 8.6% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Florida International University in 2016-2017, was 1,287, which is 34% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,520 (which is 4.1% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Florida International University has enrolled a total of 55,003 students (32,830 students full-time and 22,173 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 55,003 students, 5,620 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 43% men and 57% women and 45,856 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 9,147 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 8,495 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Hispanic: 64%

Black/African American: 12%

White: 11%

Non-resident alien: 7%

Asian: 3%

Two or more races: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Florida International University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 28% 2,872 176
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 22% 2,212 1330
Legal Professions And Studies 5% 511
Architecture And Related Services 4% 417
Education 4% 384 340
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 4% 369 0
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 3% 337 0
Engineering 2% 246 0
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 2% 202 156
Social Sciences 2% 186 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Florida International University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Florida International University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $36,100. Last year, out of the total 7,790 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 6,933 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 7,569 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 6,661 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $36,100 $44,200
Employment Rate 89% 88%
Total Graduates 7,790 7,569

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Florida International University.

Miami Dade College
11.7 mile away
Broward College
29 mile away
Palm Beach State College
61.8 mile away