Florida International University

5,942 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

5,942 reviews
  • Excellent
    1070
  • Very Good
    2135
  • Average
    2140
  • 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
The quality of the employers recruiting on campus are absolutely despicable. I went to a career fair in which a Starbucks representative was seeking a barista for one of their stores... a barista. The career services center does not nearly have enough viable resources for its students. Workshops and bow to dress for an interview are irrelevant, we can google that on our own. Tell us how to really make an impact during an interview! I attended a resume workshop in which the man who was supposed to be helping me disclosed to me that he had no idea on how to create a good resume and was not really sure how he got placed in this role, then he went on to critique not only my resume, but also my future plans. Telling me to be realistic about what I want to do.
  • College Senior
  • 9 months ago
I'm currently an international student attending F.I.U. in my third year and I've spent all three years living on campus. I think the campus itself is beautiful, everything is in walking distance and there are many lush green areas fit for relaxation or de-stressing. There's also a great sense of community throughout the school with the many different organizations, fraternities and sororities. Anyone can find a group to share someone in common with. Housing has be pleasant for me and I currently have a job in that department. It isn't perfect but nothing really is. The main drawback I have with this University is financial. For an international university there are very few scholarships for international students as we don't benefit from FAFSA. I love the school and I think the professors are great as many of mine are passionate about what they teach and there are always activities to do around campus. Overall, its a great university experience.
  • Junior
  • 7 days ago