Florida International University

Miami, FL
Florida International University www.fiu.edu

Brief Description

Within the 12-campus State University System of Florida, the Florida International University is a public research institution located in the urban Greater Miami metropolitan area. It is categorized as a research university with a high level of research activity by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation and as a first-tier research university recognized by the Florida Legislature. First established in 1965, FIU is the youngest university to be awarded a chapter of the nation's most distinguished academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa. With a total enrollment of more than 50,000 students each year, FIU is noted as the largest university in southern Florida, second largest in Florida, and seventh largest in the nation. As one of the primary graduate universities in the state, FIU awards more than 3,400 graduate and professional degrees on an annual basis.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), FIU offers 191 different programs of study across 23 distinct colleges and schools. According to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine in 2011, FIU ranked among the top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for the least indebted college students in the nation. In 2010, Diverse Issues in Higher Education ranked FIU as first for granting bachelor's degrees to minorities and ninth for granting master's degrees to minorities with over 1,500 minority graduates each year. Florida International University has also been recognized as having the most selective admissions process amongst public universities in Florida, attracting more valedictorians from South Florida than any other institution in the nation.

The FIU College of Business Administration stands out among the top seven percent of elite business schools in the world and is fully accredited by the AACSB International. The U.S. News and World Report survey has ranked the Chapman Graduate School of Business in the top ten consistently since 2005 and names the undergraduate International Business program as the 12th best in the country. Also nationally recognized for excellence, the Florida International University College of Law is ranked first in the state with the highest rates of passing the bar.

Nicknamed the Panthers, FIU hosts seventeen varsity sports teams that are outfitted in the school colors of blue and gold for competition in the NCAA Division I. The Florida International University Panthers football team plays all of its home games in a packed FIU Stadium that is affectionately referred to as "The Cage." During its history of athletics, the university has produced notable alumni NBA player Carlos Arroyo, MLB baseball player Mike Lowell, and NFL Pro football player Anthony Gaitor.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 26222

Total institution enrollment: 31945

School type: 4-year public

School classification: Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the doctorate. They award 50 or more doctoral degrees per year across at least 15 Disciplines.

Campus Location

Main Address

Florida International University
11200 S. W. 8 Street
Miami, FL 33199


(305) 348-2000



Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 44%

Female undergraduate population: 56%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate certificate, Master's, Post-Masters certificate, Doctor's

Accounting And Finance
Adult And Continuing Teacher Education
Applied Mathematics General
Architecture And Related Programs Other
Architecture General
Art Teacher Education
Biology General
Business Administration And Management
Business Management And Administrative
Business Marketing And Marketing Management
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry General
Civil Engineering General
Communications General
Computer And Information Sciences General
Computer Engineering
Construction / Building Technology / Technician
Counselor Education / Counseling And Guidance
Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice General
Curriculum And Instruction
Dietetics / Human Nutritional Services
Drama / Theater Arts General
Economics General
Education Administration And Supervision
Education Of The Emotionally Handicapped
Education Of The Mentally Handicapped
Education Of The Specific Learning Disability
Electrical Electronics And Communication
Elementary Teacher Education
Engineering / Industrial Management
English Creative Writing
English Language And Literature General
English Teacher Education
Environmental / Environmental Health Engineer
Environmental Science / Studies
Finance General
Fine / Studio Arts
Foreign Languages Teacher Education
French Language And Literature
General Teacher Education Other
Health System / Health Services Administration
Health Teacher Education
History General
Home Economics Teacher Education
Hospitality Administration / Management
Human Resources Management
Humanities / Humanistic Studies
Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering
Information Sciences And Systems
Interior Design General
International And Comparative Education
International Business
International Relations And Affairs
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Mathematical Statistics
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Records Administration
Medical Technology
Music General
Music Teacher Education
Nursing Rn Training
Occupational Therapy
Parks Recreation And Leisure Facilities
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching
Physical Therapy General
Physics General
Political Science And Government General
Portuguese Language And Literature
Pre Elementary Early Childhood Kindergarten
Psychology General
Public Administration
Public Health General
Reading Teacher Education
Religion / Religious Studies
School Psychology
Science Teacher Education General
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Work
Spanish Language And Literature
Special Education General
Systems Engineering
Trade And Industrial Teacher Education
Women Studies