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Florida International University Data & Information Overview

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. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Florida International University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, 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

FIU landed the #525 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

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

The acceptance rate at Florida International University is a competitive 54%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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 )

Learn more about Florida International University admissions.

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

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

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

The freshmen retention rate of 88% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Florida International University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  88 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At FIU this rate is 28%, which is about average when compared to the national rate 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 49,326 undergraduates at FIU with 28,335 being full-time and 20,991 being part-time.

FIU Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from FIU make around $46,300 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for FIU students 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. FIU is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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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 91 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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

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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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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