Florida International University - [FIU], Florida, Miami

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    Florida International University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Study Abroad Expert | Updated on - Jun 3, 2021

    Florida International University (FIU) is a top ranked R1 public research institution that provides students with research facilities as well as instruction in a variety of fields of study. Focusing on success of the students and excellence in research the acceptance rate of the university is around 58% that makes the admission to the Florida International University quite competitive.

    Florida International University offers programs for over 190 undergraduate and graduate degrees. The university has three intakes in Summer, Fall and Spring semesters. It enrols 58,711 students representing 142 countries placing the institution in the category of one of the largest institutions in the USA. Attending the university would cost you around $23,865.

    THe top programs include Architecture, Accounting and MBA at graduate level. US News and resorts has ranked the Full time international Business Administration program at # 2 in the MBAs offered in USA. The university is globally recognized for its work for communities.

    Florida International University Rankings

    • #2 for best undergraduate business programs in 2021 (US News and World Report)
    • #7 for Masters in Marketing in 2021(QS world university rankings)
    • #14 for best online masters in criminal justice program in 2021(US News and World Report)
    • #6 among top 10 public universities in the U.S. in nine categories in the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings.

    University Highlights

    University Type Public research university
    Year of Establishment 1965
    Campus size 342 acres
    Student-faculty ratio 27:1
    Student Retention Rate 89%
    Mode of Program Full time; Part-time; online
    Application Fee 30 USD
    Acceptance rate 58%
    Minimum ELP scores TOEFL-80 IELTS -6.5
    Financial Aid Available as grants, awards, and scholarships
    Graduation rate 63%

    Florida International University Campus and Accommodations

    FIU has two main campuses and 9 other campuses/centers. The two main campuses are quite large and have all the facilities.

    Maidique Campus: The main campus of FIU is spread over 342 acres, housing almost all of the university's colleges and schools as well as all the administrative offices and main university facilities. It also has Graham center, Green Lake, Stocker AstroScience Center, and Conservatory.

    Biscayne Bay Campus: This waterfront campus is 200 acres large and provides space to the school of journalism and communication, hospitality, and the creative writing program. Wolfe University Center (WUC), access to Florida’s aquatic ecosystem is also available at this campus.

    Both the campuses provide accommodation, dining, and library facilities. The FIU campuses have over 300 clubs and organizations. Regular theatre, music, and visual arts performances are organized. Free and low-cost medical services and psychological counseling is provided on campuses. There are ample recreation facilities too.

    Florida International University Accommodation

    FIU has a wide range of furnished, comfortable, and reasonably priced on-campus suites. On Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC), there are seven halls, and on Biscayne Bay Campus, there is a private student living facility (BBC).

    Residence hall Features Rates (in USD)
    Panther Hall Shared bedrooms in 2 bedroom suite house 396 first-year students and 10 resident assistants 2,650
    Lakeview Hall Shared bedroom in 2 bedroom suites 2,650
    Private bedroom in 4 bedroom suites 3,350
    Parkview Hall Private bedroom in 4 bedroom apartment 4,300

    The dining facilities are located in close proximity to the campus. Regular recreational activities are organized for the residents and parking lots at a nominal charge are also available.

    Florida International University Programs

    FIU offers a diverse range of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including top-ranked online programs. The University offers 200 programs through its 11 academic colleges and schools. The main programs are:

    Course Requirements Tuition Fees in USD
    International MBA GMAT: 500, GRE: 304 46,116
    MA (Architecture) IELTS: 6.5, TOEFL: 80 18,038
    Master of Science in Computer Engineering IELTS: 6.5, TOEFL: 80, GPA 3.0+ 18,030
    MS (Physics) GRE: Accepted, IELTS: 6.5 18,175
    Bachelor of Science Construction Management SAT: Accepted, IELTS: Accepted 18,726
    Master of Science in Civil Engineering IELTS: 6.5, TOEFL: 80 18,175
    Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management in Event Management IELTS: 6.5, SAT: Accepted 18,726
    Master of Science in Cybersecurity IELTS: 6.5, TOEFL: 80 17,349
    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering SAT: Accepted, IELTS: 6.5 18,721

    Florida International University Admissions

    Admissions to FIU require an online application, payment of application fee and uploading of supporting documents.

    • Application portal: FIU Website.
    • Application fee: 30 USD

    To apply, one has to first create an account on FIU's main application website. Afterwards with the login credentials the applicant can finish the application.

    Application Deadlines for Florida International University

    Intake Deadline
    Summer Semester March 1
    Fall Semester July 1
    Spring Semester November 1

    Admissions Requirements:

    Florida International University Cost of Attendance

    The following table shows the cost of attendance per semester for international prospective students at the University:

    Expense Head Cost (Per Semester) Undergraduate in USD Cost (Per Semester) Graduate in USD
    Tuition 9,283 9,015
    Students Fees 199 199
    Books & Supplies 675 500
    Transportation 1,129 1,583
    Room 3,744 $870
    Board 1,734 2,907
    Personal 1,337 1,242
    Total Semester 18,101 16,316

    Florida International University Scholarships

    International students can apply from a huge option of financial aid available to study in the US. However, when choosing to study with Florida International University, here are some institutional scholarships to look forward to:

    • Presidential Premier scholarship — Students with a 4.0 GPA and a 1370 SAT/ACT score of 30 are eligible. It covers tuition and expenses in full, and gives a book stipend.
    • Ambassador Premier Scholarship - Students with a 4.0 GPA and a 1280 SAT/ACT score of 27 are eligible. Covers 75% tuition and fees plus a book stipend.
    • National Merit scholarship - Students who meet the qualifications for Presidential/Ambassador Scholarships and are chosen as finalists. Full tuition, fees, housing and board are awarded up to the cost of attendance.

    Florida International University Alumni

    More than 260,000 alumni of FIU are well established in the areas of government jobs, business, media, the arts, and others. Known as Panthers the alumni members organize various events and run a book club.

    Notable Alumni of FIU are:

    • Mike Lowell: American former Major League Baseball third baseman.
    • Elsa Murano: former President of Texas A&M University.
    • Andy Garcia: American actor and director.
    • David Rivera: American Republican politician from Florida.

    Florida International University Placements

    The university for its students and graduates has a Professional and Talent Development Department that offers a one-stop-shop solution to all career growth requirements. The center provides a variety of professional development services to assist students in preparing for professions after studies.

    The center is committed to assisting students with job exploration techniques to achieve their post-graduation professional objectives. Top Florida International University Graduates & Alumni Salaries

    Profession Average Salary in USD
    Executive Management and Change 202,000
    Compliance, AML, KYC & Monitoring 142,000
    Logistics, Operation & Purchasing 103,000
    Financial Services 95,000
    IT & Software development 91,000
    Consulting, Accounting & Professional Services 88,000

    Executive Management & Change professionals are the top paid Florida International University alumni & graduates, earning 202,000 USD per year. Engineering professionals are the lowest paid Florida International University alumni and graduates, earning 50,000 USD per year.

    Degree Average Salary in USD
    Executive MBA 224,000
    BBA 142,000
    Masters in Finance 127,000
    MBA 121,000
    Masters in Science 94,000

    Large alumni base, Best research facilities and quality of education and picturesque comfort living makes the university a dream destination for the international students. The small class sizes and personalized approach to deal with students makes it a more sought-after institution.


    Ques. How can the status of the application be checked?

    Ans. Candidates can use their Panther ID number to access your portal and check on the status of your application.

    Ques. Is it hard to get into FIU?

    Ans. The university has a 58% acceptance rate ranking it #22 in Florida for the lowest rate of acceptance. FIU is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.

    Ques. Are there any application fees?

    Ans. There is an application fee of 30 USD.

    Ques. What is an average GPA to get into FIU?

    Ans. For fall entry, the minimums are a 3.3 GPA.

    Ques. What major is FIU known for?

    Ans. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs are the most popular majors at Florida International University.

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Feb 15

    Application Deadline

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Mar 19

    Application Deadline

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 15

    Application Deadline

    $18,0301st YEAR

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Feb 15

    Application Deadline

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 15

    Application Deadline

    Florida International University Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    FAFSA Code
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $18,965 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    3 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Application Portal :

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    SAT Check Detailed Score11601080124081
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing590550630-
    ACT Check Detailed Score25222733

    Florida International University Acceptance Rate

    54.1 %

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    Attendance Cost


    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
    $18,965 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $18,030 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,634 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $10,882 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $4,616 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $12,090 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $5,470 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $7,396 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $7,556 / Year

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    National Association of Schools of Art and Design
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    American Bar Association
    Medicine Programs
    Liaison Committee on Medical Education


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    College Rating

    Based on 6 Students Rating

    7.9 out of 10
    8.2/10Social Life


    6.5 /10

    I knew that if I study in a top universities I will be able to avail of all the top-notch facilies and the wide spread alumni base, which is why I decided to apply at this university. My GPA of 7 helped me to get submit an online application form. My application fee was around $50.

    Course Curriculum :

    Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry program prepared me for graduate study or a professional career as a biochemist in industry, in government service, or in secondary school teaching. This program features small group teaching from leading economists and a supportive environment.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 extracurricular
    8.7 /10

    Since my school days, I was always fascinated by the workings of the world of Business Organization, the models concerned with the running of the smooth operation and the tools used to determine the profit loss statement and the future viability of the business. Thus after passing my Higher Secondary Boards Examination with 92% marks in Accountancy, Economics, and Business Studies and thorough analysis, I came upon the Florida International University. During the admission process, I was initially asked to submit an application fee of $30 online, which the requisite fees for the online application form.

    Course Curriculum :

    Business Analytics is very detailed and comprehensive and provides students with the background needed for applying statistical methods and techniques through the use of Decision Support Systems (DSS), Expert Systems (ES) and other business reporting tools. The course structure consists of subjects including Managing Digital Services and Innovation, DataBase Applications, Data Base Systems and Physical Designs, Managerial Information Analysis, Business Intelligence and Reporting, Business Analytics and Project Management.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    7.5 /10

    Good biology program that is in my home city so I can live at home and commute to campus to save money. My parents also both graduated from here as well as other family members that spoke very highly of the university

    Course Curriculum :

    Vigorous curriculum with professors that care and will work to help students to the best of their ability. An organized and structured curriculum that prepares students for their future careers and experiences after graduation

    7 /10 academic/food
    6 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    5 /10 extracurricular
    9.0 /10

    I chose FIU because of its proximity to home and the expansion it's going through at the moment. The school is getting bigger and I wanted to engage in a community that was growing with me. FIU is also a fabulous school.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course curriculum is good. It gave many options although I thought it would be a little more diverse. However, the curriculum has let me learn a lot from all my classes and it really has encouraged me to continue in school.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    7.2 /10

    Commuting to college is cheaper than accommodation. Florida International University is a great school and the convenience of driving to college instead of moving out and paying for a dorm or outside apartment reaps more benefits.

    Course Curriculum :

    I am not sure what the course curriculum is. Right now I am just taking prerequisite classes so the course curriculum is not too rigorous and most of the classes I am taking right now have nothing to do with my major.

    7 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    6 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    5 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199

    Nearby This Campus

    • Book Store
    • Airport
    • Shopping Mall
    • Pharmacy

    Book Store

    Barnes & Noble at FIU0.72 km
    Korka Comics1.22 km
    Agni Corner Bookstore1.34 km
    compramos libros2.07 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Las Americas V Central Plaza1.39 km
    Time Center1.50 km
    Fountain Square2.42 km
    Concord Shopping Plaza2.54 km
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    Miami-Dade County Tamiami Stadium Heliport0.85 km
    Travel Mex1.23 km
    Helipad Hospital2.92 km
    Heliport3.37 km
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    Walgreens Pharmacy1.55 km
    Navarro Discount Pharmacy1.71 km
    International Garden Pharmacy2.26 km
    Acosta Jorge2.48 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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