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Want the scoop on Florida International University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors FIU offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Florida International University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Florida International University was awarded 235 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, FIU is ranked #525 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

FIU also holds the #17 spot on the Best Colleges in Florida ranking.

See all of the rankings for Florida International University.

Is It Hard to Get Into FIU?

Acceptance Rate

Florida International University has an acceptance rate of 54%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for FIU.

Average Test Scores

About 81% of students accepted to FIU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 630. Math scores were between 530 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Florida International University  ( 550 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Florida International University  ( 530 to 610 )
FIU received ACT scores from 33% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Florida International University  ( 22 to 27 )

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Florida International University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Florida International University, this rate is 27 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Florida International University is 98%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  98 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Florida International University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Florida International University has a freshmen retention rate of 88%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  88 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from FIU have a four-year graduation rate of 28%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  28 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Florida International University.

Good Overall Diversity at FIU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 47,629 undergraduates at FIU with 26,655 being full-time and 20,974 being part-time.

FIU Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for FIU is 68.20 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  68.20 out of 100
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How Much Does Florida International University Cost?

The overall average net price of FIU is $8,311. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for FIU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,348 $7,899 $11,027 $15,271 $16,376

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of FIU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At FIU, approximately 22% of students took out student loans averaging $6,154 a year. That adds up to $24,616 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FIU is 3.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do FIU Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from FIU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $46,300 in their early years. This is good news for future FIU graduates since it is 16% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Florida International University make the most money.

Location of Florida International University

Located in Miami, Florida, Florida International University is a public institution. Miami is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Location of Florida International University

Contact details for FIU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 11200 S. W. 8 Street, Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-348-2000

Florida International University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 92 majors graduated from Florida International University. Of these students, 12,421 received undergraduate degrees and 3,783 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 1,402 $26,000
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1,126 $32,300
General Biology 755 $19,600
Communication & Media Studies 690 $34,000
Hospitality Management 634 $35,000
Finance & Financial Management 564 $47,900
Marketing 543 $36,300
International Business 529 $40,000
Criminal Justice & Corrections 495 $31,900
Business Administration & Management 464 $41,100

Learn more about the majors offered at Florida International University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at FIU

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 37,763 students took at least one online class at Florida International University. This is an increase from the 34,281 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 37,763 11,785
2016-2017 34,281 10,037
2015-2016 30,126 8,495
2014-2015 26,341 6,956
2013-2014 23,709 5,878

Learn more about online learning at Florida International University.

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