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FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, MELBOURNE, FLORIDA

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Florida Institute of Technology: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) is a private, residential university established in 1958 at Melbourne, Florida. Renowned as a coveted institute in the US Education System, the university is a comprehensive national research organisation with an international population of nearly 30%.

The institute provides over 200 programs available across its 4 diverse academic schools. The variety of courses offered range from surveying the sky to marine coral which makes the institute rank among the top universities to study in the USA including Carnegie Mellon, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Harvard University.

Admissions at Florida Institute of Technology are offered on a rolling basis round the year. In 2018, the institute received some 9313 applications out of which nearly 65% were offered admissions. This makes the institute one of the moderately selective universities with an average acceptance rate which also offers no application fee structure for undergraduate aspirants across the globe.

Rankings

Florida Institute of Technology holds the following rankings and awards:

  • #1 for international diversity and Best Tier 1 National University by US News and World Report 2020
  • Amongst Top 50 Southern US universities by Wall Street Journal
  • Amongst Top 6% national universities for Best ROI by 2018 PayScale College ROI Report
  • Awarded College of Distinction 2019-20 and Golden Age University by College of Distinction and Times Higher Education respectively

Highlights

University TypePrivate
Annual Endowment83 million USD
Student Retention Rate83%
Work-study programYes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part time; online
Campus Housing Capacity45%
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as Scholarships and Awards
Admission Helpdesk321-674-8000

Programs, Campus and Accommodation (H3)

Campus

  • The main university campus sprawls across 130 acres in the City of Melbourne.
  • FIT provides off-campus learning locations throughout Florida, Alabama, Maryland and Virginia. 
  • The highlights of the campus include a botanical garden, Aldrin Space Institute, Indian River Lagoon Research institute, Foosaner Art Museum, textile art and performing arts center.
  • Hosts about 120 registered student organizations. 
  • The Fall 2019 enrollment records 2953 full-time students in the College of Engineering and Science next to College of Liberal Arts(844), College of Business(696) and College of aeronautics(538)

Housing/Residential facilities

  • The university offers more than 27 different on-campus residential facilities with flexible meal plans.
  • All new full-time freshman should live on-campus and participate in a meal plan for the first two years of college
  • Freshman and upperclassmen have housing contracts for an academic year to opt on-campus accommodation across single/double rooms residence halls and single to five bedrooms/apartments.
  • The amenities provided in residence hall and apartment communities include 70 cable and HD channels, telephone and voice mail service, laundry facilities, ethernet connection, and wireless.
  • The traditional-style residence halls share bathroom facilities and a common building layout, while apartments feature a separate kitchenette, bedroom, and bathroom facilities.
  • On-campus accommodation ranges from 3100 USD-4910 USD/semester
  • Students taking summer courses can enroll in a summer housing contract

Courses

  • The university offers a plethora of courses for international students which includes more than 200 degrees across 4 academic colleges
  • Offers bachelor’s, master's and doctoral-level degrees in disciplines of aviation, accounts, finance, oceanography, engineering, business, communication and science.
  • Also provides associate and certificate programs across the same disciplines
  • The university offers online as well as off-campus educational programs across several locations in the US
  • Strong focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math majors with an emphasis on research. 
  • One of the nation’s top-ranked schools for undergraduate engineering programs adopting high-impact educational practices. 
  • Recipient of College of Distinction honors for its engineering, business, and career development programs.

Florida Institute of Technology Application Process

How to Apply?

The admission process for both international and domestic students is the same except for a few additional academic and non-academic requirements. 

Application Portal: Florida Tech application/Common Application/Capex Application

PG: Florida Tech application 

Application fee:

Undergraduates- Not required 

Graduates- Non-refundable 50 USD(masters); 60 USD(doctoral)

Application Deadlines: No deadlines, follows rolling admission policy

Bais Admissions Requirements

  • UG: No minimum GPA/class rank/standardized test score but evaluated for admission and merit scholarship consideration. However minimum requirements include the following:
    • Engineering & Science applicants: 4 years of math, and science, including physics and chemistry.
    • Aeronautics, Business, Psychology And Liberal Arts Applicants: 3 years of Mathematics and Science
  • Masters: To pursue a master's program international undergraduates should have a minimum GPA:3.0. Apart from minimum university requirements

Documents Required:

  • Officially certified high school/college transcripts 
  • Officially certified English translations of transcripts including all completed coursework
  • Essay
  • Letter of recommendation
  • SAT/ACT (highly recommended for admission)
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Masters requirements: GRE/GMAT scores(optional), resume, Statement of Objectives

Florida Institute of Technology Cost of Attendance

For all the students who are looking to enroll at the institute in the coming future, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US is compiled as follows:

Tuition Fee

Full-time undergraduate students enrolled for 12–19 credit hours are charged on a semester basis. Charged on a credit/hour basis for more than 19 credit hours

Undergraduates Expenses2020-21 Academic Year Cost
College of Engineering and Science20,860 USD
All other Colleges19,010 USD
Core Flight Curriculum Costs75,600 USD
Facility Fees250 USD/semester
Room and BoardUp to 10,000 USD

Note: Graduate students’ tuition costs are based on student's admission status, the program enrolled and credit/hour costs.

College2020-21 Academic Year Cost
College of Aeronautics & College of Engineering and Science1241 USD/credit hour
College of Business (Masters and MBA Programs)600 USD/credit hour
College of Psychology and Liberal ArtsUp to 1241 USD/credit hour

Cost of Living

Other expenses that a student might incur apart from tuition fee are as mentioned below.

RequirementsExpenses (in USD)
Room and Board12,880
Books and Supplies2,500
Meals3,000
Additional Indirect Costs3,900

Scholarships/Financial Aid

Florida Tech offers financial aid form of awards, grants and scholarships for international students to study in the USA.Undergraduate students of the institute can avail up to 100% scholarship whereas out-of-state US citizens are provided up to 50% scholarship on tuition. 

Some of the awards available for international candidates are as follows:

  1. Academic Scholarship

Panther Fund Merit Scholarship: Most international applicants are offered some level of merit award up to 10,000 USD tuition fee waiver. Minimum GPA:2.60 for annual academic scholarship renewal 

  1. Apart from academic scholarship international students are eligible for athletic and transfer scholarships
  2. Grants: Alumni’s sons & daughters and sisters and brothers of current students enrolled in the full-time undergraduate program are eligible for a 2,500 USD grant renewable up to four years

Alumni Network

  • More than 60,000 FIT alumni enjoy the benefits of discounted fitness membership, nationwide discounts for car rentals, auto insurance, shopping, book stores and much more.
  • Alumna with career accomplishments honoring the university's legacy of excellence is awarded “The Jerome P. Keuper Distinguished Alumni Award” every year
  • Notable alumni include the space shuttle astronauts Sunita Williams, Joan Higginbotham, Kathryn Hire, George Zamka, Frederick Sturckow

Placements

The institute has a graduate employment rate of 95%. 5 years after graduation median income of a university graduate is nearly 56,600 USD/year against a national average of 33,028 USD/year

FIT graduates have secured careers at Amazon, Apple, Boeing, Deloitte, GE, Harris Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Morgan Stanley, NASA, Northrop Grumman, Rockwell Collins, Siemens, SpaceX, and countless government and non-government organizations

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Florida Institute of Technology Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population7674
FAFSA Code001469
Application Cost$50
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$37,460 / Year

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score122511301320 55%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing595550640-
Mathematics630580680-
ACTCheck Detailed Score272429 36%
English272429-
Mathematics272330-

Florida Institute of Technology Acceptance Rate

63.5%

Acceptance Rate

8898

Total Applicants

7674

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

65.4%

Male

34.6%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program63.5%
Total Applicants6214
Total Enrolled3943
Graduate
Graduate Programs63.5%
Total Applicants5879
Total Enrolled3731

Florida Institute of Technology Enrollment

Enrollment
Florida Institute of Technology Enrollment7674
Undergraduate Enrollment3943
Graduate Enrollment3731
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate51.6%

Attendance Cost

$37,460

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$37,460 / Year
Post Graduate Program$37,230 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,200 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$13,610 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,600 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$13,610 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,600 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$5,820 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$6,420 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Psychology ProgramsAmerican Psychological Association

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
58655474391392
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    Times Higher Education

    RANKED  #801 - #1000

    Overall (International)

    RANKED  #601 - #800

    Engineering (International)

    RANKED  #601 - #800

    Technology (International)

    RANKED  #301 - #400

    Psychology (International)

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