Florida International University (FIU) Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, and More

Green Library at Florida International University
Green Library at Florida International University. Comayagua99 / Wikimedia Commons

With an acceptance rate of 50 percent, Florida International University has moderately selective admissions. Admitted students tend to have SAT or ACT scores that are at least a little above average as well as grades in the "A" or "B" range in college preparatory classes. Students wishing to apply to FIU, will need to submit an application that includes high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT. 

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Admissions Data (2017)

Florida International University Description

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 Conference USA.

Enrollment (2017)

  • Total Enrollment: 56,718 (47,629 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43 percent male / 56 percent female
  • 56 percent full-time

Costs (2017 - 18)

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,556 (in-state); $18,954 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,634
  • Room and Board: $10,882
  • Other Expenses: $4,616
  • Total Cost: $23,688 (in-state); $36,086 (out-of-state)

Florida International University Financial Aid (2016 - 17)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 86 percent
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 84 percent
    • Loans: 31 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,471
    • Loans: $6,126

Academic Programs

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 88 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 19 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 27 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 57 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Track and Field, Football, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Tennis, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Cross Country

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Florida International University Mission Statement

"Florida International University is an urban, multi-campus, public research university serving its students and the diverse population of South Florida. We are committed to high-quality teaching, state-of-the-art research and creative activity, and collaborative engagement with our local and global communities."