Florida International University

5,919 reviews
  1. Miami, FL
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
Florida International University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
11200 S. W. 8 Street
Miami, FL 33199
Website

Florida International University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
SAT Range
990-1170
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$11,552/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,039/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,999/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,574/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,172/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,930/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
26:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.428 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.440 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.435 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
25,644Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 231 responses
Report
  • It ranges from all ethnic backgrounds
    43%
  • Hispanic
    22%
  • International
    12%
  • International but mostly black/latino
    10%
  • Mostly Hispanic, with a few of the others
    8%
  • Local hispanic/black and white from outer states
    3%
  • Someone who is a high achiever
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.507 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.622 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 257 responses
Report
  • Diverse/mixed cultures
    58%
  • Multicultural
    13%
  • Hispanic
    10%
  • Pero like..VERY miami
    5%
  • Panthers Fight
    4%
  • Palm Trees
    2%
  • It's..... OK, it's "eh"
    2%

After Florida International University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.272 responses

Reviews

5,919 reviews
  • Excellent
    1058
  • Very Good
    2125
  • Average
    2139
  • Poor
    343
  • Terrible
    254
I see a lot of generally positive reviews, mainly from freshmen and sophomores. I'll give you a take from a recent graduate who started in 2011.

Now this school has many decent programs, like marine sciences, architecture, philosophy and culinary arts/hotel management at BBC and the business school is pretty good too, but otherwise this school is complete garbage. Diverse? No. Hispanic? Yes. 66%+. Student population who lives on campus? Barely passes 3,000. It's a very quiet and monotonous campus past certain hours on weekdays and weekends no one is around and everything is generally closed. Student life is awful, and the type of people are miami people: narcissistic, snobby, holier-than-thou, rude, individualistic miscreants. Sunny place, shady people. Negative auras all around, more than plenty of opportunities to surround oneself with bad influences. It lacks empathy and humanity. Perhaps it's because I'm from up north where we don't treat others like part of the wall, but it's certainly not friendly. That being said, you can obviously meet great people there and I met some truly great people that I'm still close and in touch with, and thankful to have met them.

Whoever gave FIU dining options an A rating obviously hasn't eaten in fresh foods, probably the most oxymoronic name you can give it, the library closes--especially during finals week! Who does that..Oh right, if like a high GPA, forget coming here. We're ranked in the top 5 in academic rigor.

Look, if you do decide to come here, do your A.A somewhere else to get the general courses out of the way, because this school WILL GO OUT OF ITS WAY TO RAIL YOU FROM BEHIND--especially in math. Their department couldn't be worse. I lived on campus for four years--the first two years were the biggest waste of money. $20 grand just for housing, and not too decent either. Come in as an upperclassman and do University towers or parkview housing. Otherwise I wouldn't go near this school with a 50-foot pole.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Oct 5 2015
So far I have loved attending Florida International University. My favorite activities include attending Summer fest which is a huge party FIU throws for its students. I also attended a Nature Preserve tour which was amazing! I learned many new things including how there are only 3% of pine rock lands left in the world some of which include the ones at my school, FIU. There are also daily activities in which you can take part in ranging anywhere for group therapy to excursive classes. I also fins the Center for Academic Success very helpful. They its down with you and help you write outlines for essays, help with work that you need to improve on. Also the center for Leadership Services is one i took a great interest in. They have many different programs in which you can apply to help you further your leadership skills. I am taking advantage of everything my amazing school has to offer!
  • College Freshman
  • Aug 8 2015
College is said to be the best years of a persons life. Choosing Florida International University to further my education has definitely made it easy to live up to that statement. Attending FIU has allowed me to learn more about people from different background as well as myself. The atmosphere is very positive and designed to help student achieve their goals. What makes my school unique is that the campus is a home to one big happy family. There are many events such as prep rallies, games, and shows that give students the opportunity to connect, and get to know each other. Though there are many fun activities that contribute to our overall experience as Panthers; our school mascot. We are all there for one purpose, which is to prepare ourselves to go out into the real world and make it a better place. FIU is the place to be and if you are looking for a college that will maximize your success in the future, FIU is for YOU!
  • College Sophomore
  • July 6 2015