Academics

Location
Miami, FL
Undergrads
24,022
Tuition (in-state)
$18,816 ($6,417)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Academics: FIU has a pretty rigorous curriculum for almost every major . You have to be very serious about your education or you'll never graduate.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The professor really know their field and are currently working the field. The university is very strict about dates and deadlines so be very attentive dates posted around campus.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The best thing about my major is that business majors have a variety of different career options to choose from.

4 College Freshman

Academics: There are plenty of great study areas on campus for students to either study alone or in groups as they wish.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The classes you take are geared towards your field of study. Patience and attention coupled with a hard-working ethic make studying your dream job much better. There are always going to be obstacles and when you feel like you have been assigned a heavy workload but it's all worth it at the end.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 27th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 187th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 802nd
    Best Technology in the Classroom
  • 933rd
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 1106th
    Best Course Variety

Student Author Overview

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Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
26:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
966
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
674
Total FT Faculty
1,012
Faculty with Terminal Degree
89%
Average Faculty Salary
$82,914
Full-Time Retention Rate
82%
Part-Time Retention Rate
71%
Transfer-Out Rate
6%
Graduation Rate
49%
Programs/Majors Offered
103
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Class Sizes
  • 20 to 49 students: 55%
  • 50 or more students: 21%
  • Fewer than 20 students: 24%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 5%
  • Hospitality Management: 3%
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce: 3%
  • Psychology: 4%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 254 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 20 responses

  • 25% T.y hilton
  • 22% Danny Pino - CSI show
  • 19% Brad Eldred- Professional MLB Baseball player
  • 9% Syesha Mercado - American Idol
  • 9% Mike Lowell
  • 9% Andy Garcia
  • 3% Locate Drug Dealer
  • 3% Kev Marcus- Black Violin

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 249 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

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