Florida International University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Florida


Florida International University, or FIU, is a public research university located in Miami. The university first opened its door to students in 1972, and since that time it has earned a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. Florida International takes pride in the diversity of its student body and in the fact that the university educates a large number of socially and financially disadvantaged students. In athletics, the FIU Golden Panthers compete in the NCAA Division I Sun Belt Conference (soccer competes in Conference USA).

Most Popular Majors

Business Administration, Criminal Justice Studies, Elementary Education, Finance, Health Services, Hospitality Administration, International Business, Marketing, Media Studies, Nursing, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 38759
Total Grad Students: 4957
Undergraduate Students: 33802
Faculty: 854

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 45:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 40:1

Percent Male: 45%
Percent Female: 55%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 19%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 46%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

11200 S. w. 8 Street
Miami Florida 33199

Website: http://www.fiu.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 305-348-2000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Alison Rubin
Associate Director of Admissions , Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Jaclyn Gonzalez
Admissions Counselor , Office of Undergraduate Admissions

International Admissions Contact:
Rajesh Ahuja
International Student Coordinator, International Student & Scholar Services

Athletics Contact:
Pete Garcia
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
A minimum college grade point average of 2.00 is required of transfer applicants.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a D or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
A transfer applicant must have a minimum number of 60 credits completed or else must apply as an entering freshman. Maximum number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a two-year institution is 60 and at a four-year institution is 90.

Test Scores for Applying:
Standardized test scores are not required for admission consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) is required for admission consideration.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is not required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
$30.00 Application Fee

Other Requirements:
Students transferring from a public university or college within the state of Florida must submit passing scores from the College Level Academic Test (CLAST).

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Spring Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 25
English 21 25
Math 20 25
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 490 580
Math 490 580
Writing 490 570

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 12024

Transfers Accepted: 9455

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 78%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 51%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 27%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2006


Books: 1160

Other Expenses: 4252

Room and Board: 11330

Tuition and Fees: 18077

Total Cost: 34819

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 5678

Total Cost – In-State: 22420

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Financial aid is a source of support as a loan, grant, and employment. You may be offered a combination of these types of aid based on your financial need and the amount of funds available. Limited financial aid funds, complete claim by March 1 deadline.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5753

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 92%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 27%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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    For Florida International University? Procedure?

    • It’s best to go directly to the school’s website and then to follow up by calling the school’s financial aid office to ask specific questions pertaining to your unique circumstances.

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