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Florida International University Data & Information Overview

420 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
64% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Florida International University Ranked?

#183 Best Colleges in Nation
#6 Best Colleges in FL
Criminal Justice & Corrections Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 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 420 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminal justice & corrections.

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Overall Quality

FIU landed the #183 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when FIU held the #256 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

FIU also holds the #6 spot on the Best Colleges in Florida ranking.

See all of the rankings for Florida International University.

Is It Hard to Get Into FIU?

64% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
87% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Florida International University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 64%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 87% 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 510 and 610.

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

SAT Math Scores for Florida International University  ( 510 to 610 )
FIU received ACT scores from 13% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Florida International University  ( 21 to 27 )

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Florida International University Faculty

24 to 1 Student to Faculty
98% Full Time Teachers

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 24 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

90% Freshmen Retention
34% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Florida International University has a freshmen retention rate of 90%. 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  90 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 34%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  34 out of 100

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

Florida International University Undergraduate Student Diversity

27,551 Full-Time Undergraduates
82.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
57.4% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 49,049 undergraduates at FIU with 27,551 being full-time and 21,498 being part-time.

How Much Does Florida International University Cost?

$5,298 Net Price
85% Take Out Loans
$21,228 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of FIU is $5,298. 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 +
$3,196 $4,882 $7,292 $12,817 $14,410

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 85% of students took out student loans averaging $5,307 a year. That adds up to $21,228 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FIU is 4.4%. 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?

$54,501 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from FIU make around $54,501 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for FIU students since it is 28% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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

Location of Florida International University

Florida State
27,551 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Located in Miami, Florida, Florida International University is a public institution. FIU is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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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

96 Majors With Completions
14,109 Undergraduate Degrees
4,086 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 96 majors graduated from Florida International University. Of these students, 14,109 received undergraduate degrees and 4,086 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 1,652 $27,275
General Biology 906 $18,353
Finance & Financial Management 694 $44,811
Computer Information Systems 661 $54,816
Interdisciplinary Studies 630 NA
Hospitality Management 619 $35,771
Criminal Justice & Corrections 614 $33,856
International Business 597 $39,775
Marketing 571 $37,980
Biological & Physical Science 533 NA

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

Online Learning at FIU

65% Take At Least One Class Online
27% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 36,906 students took at least one online class at Florida International University. This is a decrease from the 50,620 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 36,906 15,274
2019-2020 50,620 42,747
2018-2019 39,863 13,671
2017-2018 37,763 11,785
2016-2017 34,281 10,037

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.


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