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Colleges / Florida International University

Florida International University

Miami, FL 4-Year Public

About Florida International University

Florida International University is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Miami, FL, less than an hour from Miami.

Founded in 1965, Florida International University currently enrolls around 58,899 students a year, including 48,664 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Florida International University's endowment was valued at $218,684,251 in 2021.

2021 Admissions Facts About Florida International University

Acceptance rate: 58%

Average GPA: 4.0

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: April 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: July 1

Florida International University Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Florida International University. Florida International University accepts around 58 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Florida International University is 4.0 on a 4.0 scale.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Florida International University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Florida International University, around 91 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 3,782 students who started at Florida International University as first-time freshman, 1,445 graduate within four years.

Around 66 percent of students who started at Florida International University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $19,705 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Florida International University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Florida International University a good school for YOU?

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Florida International University's application deadline is April 1. All applicants will be notified by July 1.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. You can also see what others are saying about Florida International University in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for colleges and universities that offer what you're looking for in a school.

College Info

11200 Southwest 8th Street Miami, FL 33199

Campus Setting: Urban

Florida International University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Apr 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Florida International University is Apr 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Florida International University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Florida International University ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


23 to 28


23 and Less


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Florida International University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1270


Math SAT Range

540 - 630


Reading SAT Range

570 - 650

Florida International University Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Florida International University is like? There are approximately 58,827 students enrolled at Florida International University, including 49,004 undergraduate students and 9,823 graduate students. 58% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from FL and 4% percent of students are from other states.


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