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About Florida International University

Florida International University Overview

Florida International University is a public, state school in an urban setting in Miami, Florida. Florida International University was founded in 1965 and now enrolls around 58,899 students a year, including 48,664 undergrads. Florida International University provides on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Florida International University! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of Florida International University's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Florida International University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Florida International University has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Florida International University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Florida International University on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at Florida International University on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Florida International University for Fall 2022 is April 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should hear from Florida International University by July 1.

2021 Florida International University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 58%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 4.0
In-State Tuition $6,566
Out-of-State $18,965
Percent of Need Met 39%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,913

Is Florida International University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a look at to get a better idea of what Florida International University offers and if it sounds like the right college for you.

Florida International University Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Florida International University. The acceptance rate at Florida International University is 58%. Last year, 16,911 students applied to Florida International University and 9,784 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Florida International University

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Florida International University, around 91% return for the next year. Around 66% of students who started at Florida International University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Florida International University Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Florida International University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Florida International University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. Florida International University's endowment was valued at $218.7 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Florida International University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. Florida International University meets 39% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Florida International University full-time are awarded $10,913 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $19,705 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Florida International University. 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 ask yourself: Is Florida International University a good school for you?

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Where is Florida International University Located?

Florida International University is located in the urban setting of Miami, Florida.

If you want to see Florida International University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Florida Turnpike to Miami, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Miami International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Florida International University and Miami are like without leaving home.

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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

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Florida International University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Florida International University is like? There are approximately 58,899 students enrolled at Florida International University, including 48,664 undergraduate students and 10,235 graduate students. 57% 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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