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Reviews 798 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: As far as the Electrical and Computer Engineering department is concerned, the classes tend to be pretty small. The largest classes (Such as classes that multiple majors have to take) tend to stay around 60-70 students and the more major specific classes tend to be around 20-30 students. Some classes even go as low as 10 students.

The professors are in general very knowledgeable about their field of expertise. Some are more helpful than other and often you will have to rely on getting help from your teaching assistant (Who is often still quite knowledgeable about the subject).

There is a large variety of courses that allow students to experience the different areas in their field and potentially pursue them further.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school has career fairs that occur once every semester that involve plenty of companies trying to recruit students (Mostly for engineering students, especially for Computer Science and Software Engineering).

There are services at the school that can help with creating resumes, doing practice interviews, and resources for finding jobs and internships. There is also a Co-op program that can allow students to receive credit for working full time (And remain full time students if they take a semester off of school to do this).

There are also many engineering companies around Melbourne so it is not hard to find a job if you want to stay in the area.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: FIT has lots of security that is always around campus and can easily be found. If there is a problem, the security office can be called 24/7. Crime is not frequent on campus and the only thing major thing that I have heard about it some vandalism.

The school takes sexual assault very seriously and is constantly putting stuff out to inform students to try to prevent sexual assault and rape. You will also notice many students wearing t-shirts saying things like "It's On Us" or "Stop it before it starts" showing that they took a pledge to stop sexual assault.

Inside the campus I feel safe and protected however the conditions outside the campus aren't as great. If you are concerned about safety I would make sure to stay within the campus and not walk around alone in Melbourne outside of the campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is convenient because of the proximity to the school and school resources. However unless you want to get a shared single bedroom dorm, housing is very expensive and I would suggest living off campus if you can. (Freshman and Sophomores have to live on campus unless they are 21 or older, or have immediate family within 50 miles of the school).

The dorms provide free wired internet, Wi-Fi, and cable. You need to bring your own TV to use the cable.

The housing process if fairly easy. You simply go online and select which dorm (that has open rooms) you would like to stay in as well as the type of room (number of bedrooms) and any roommate pairings you would prefer.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Florida Institute of Technology pretty much has any athletic team that you would expect a college to have including football, basketball, volleyball, swimming, track, rowing, tennis, and soccer. There are quite a few people that show up these games, especially for football.

To the best of my knowledge there aren't any outstandingly performing teams and athletics isn't a huge part of the school life. (Engineering majors probably have a hard time finding the time to go to sporting events)

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Florida Institute of Technology is a great school for someone looking to go into engineering. The library is something that especially stands out since you can not only borrow books but also headphone, laptops, a Raspberry Pi, a Sparkfun Redboard (Similar to Arduino Uno), VR goggles, and many other things. The school also provides access to 3D printers, a machine shop, and other tools for students to work on projects.

This school is also unique for having a huge international population with about one third of the students being international.

FIT is a great engineering school and it is continuing to improve with more resources being added frequently however since this school is geared towards engineering and is quite expensive I would not suggest going to FIT if you are not some sort of engineering major.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: No issues have been brought up since I moved in.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Other then being way over priced and having a few classes that were extremely unnecessary the schools great

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A degree or internship from this school is practically a golden ticket to anything

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The amount of money put into FIT does not clearly show in the prison cell they call housing. One has to pay the equivalent of buying a house to get a decent dorm.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greeks get along with the students and vice-versa there as been no problems on campus

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The school bought a football team that doesn't even attempt to compose or push as hard as normal students

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: When you first go in you'll be fooled by the "ease" of the school. Don't be your grade can change any second by the stupidest thing.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The security on campus is great. There is twenty-four hour security patrol around campus. If in trouble there is a blue light system in which a person can utilize whenever he or she is in trouble. If a person is not safe walking at night on campus, a security can come and pickup that person and take them to their destination. I personally feel safe on campus because there is always a security near by.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Florida Tech offers over 100 courses for students to choose from. For each major, there are mandatory courses which each student should take. There are also electives that students can take. The professors at Florida Tech are friendly and helpful. They are available out of class for any questions and they are fluent in their field. The classes at Florida Tech are small and they have a good teacher to student ratio.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Having a degree from Florida Tech goes a long way. Florida Tech is known for producing students who are mentally, physically and emotionally prepared for the working world. Most graduates come out of college with a job at reputational institutions. Current students can also get internships from well known companies. Each semester there is a career fair where companies come in and setup booths for students to come by and learn about the company. Students have the opportunity to give these companies their resume in the chance of scoring a job. Additionally, Florida Tech has a career center where students can go to look for jobs and learn how to improve their resume and job interview skills.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is really great. The fact that you are on campus and it is for anyone to commute back and forth between classes is a plus. There are apartment style living and dorm style living offered at Florida Tech. There is the Harris Village, Columbia Village, Mary Star of the Sea, Southgate which offer apartment style living. Additionally there is Roberts Hall, Brownlie Hall, The Resident Quad which has Campbell Hall, Wood Hall, Shaw Hall, Grissom Hall and Evans Hall which offers dorm style living. Mary Star of the Sea and Southgate is not really on campus but it is just a couple minutes walk from the campus. Brownlie Hall has a bathroom in each of the rooms while the other dorm style living have a common bathroom on each floor. Columbia Village offers apartment style living with microwaves,two bathrooms and a refrigerator but it doesn't have stoves for cooking. The other apartment style living dorms offer stoves for cooking. All dorms are good but I personally think the best dorms are the apartment style living dorms and Brownlie Hall. All residents in each of the dorms are friendly with each other. For the housing process one is asked various questions to find the right roommate and has the option of choosing which housing style is right for him or her. The housing process is fairly easy and painless.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: At Florida Tech there is a Greek village in which Greek students reside. They have the option of living on campus, off campus or in the village.So living in the village is not mandatory. Going Greek means that you not only host parties that non-Greek students will attend but it means that you offer you services to the community. Non-Greeks and Greeks have no conflict and they see each other as equals. Greeks encourage non-Greeks to join their fraternity to reap the benefits. Greeks also offer opportunities for non-Greeks to have fun by hosting activities on campus during school time.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics is widely supported by students on campus. Students will come out and watch the games and cheer on their school. There are many students who take part in sports. Our football team, although it started recently, has improved year by year. Our volleyball, basketball, soccer and swim team also does exceptionally well. Other teams do well but it is not as popular.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As a freshman student, at first it was difficult for me to make the a smooth transition into the college world or lifestyle but at Florida Tech, they provide advisors and student representatives to help you with that transition. My first year was fun because Florida Tech provides opportunities for you to meet other students in other class levels and they offer trips to many places. The various clubs and societies put on events for the general student population to come out and have fun. Also, education wise, the professors are friendly and they are there to offer help to anyone who needs it.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Physics department head is the biggest jerk anyone will ever encounter.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Our degree is very valuable and will stand out.

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1 College Freshman

Greek Life: Delta Tau Delta is the worst one on campus.

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2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's not a fun atmosphere

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Pretty good housing but very expensive

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