11200 SW 8th Street
Modesto Maidique Campus, PC 140
Miami, FL 33199
(305) 348-2000
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At a Glance

FIU is Miami's public research university. Offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, both on campus and fully online, FIU is worlds ahead in its service to the academic and local community.

For over four decades, FIU has positioned itself as one of South Florida's anchor institutions by solving some of the greatest challenges of our time. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of the local and global community. With a student body of more than 56,000, we are among the top 10 largest universities in the nation and have collectively graduated more than 275,000 alumni, 165,000 of whom live and work in South Florida.

Florida International University (FIU) is a Public institution located in the South region of Florida. FIU has Regional Accreditation and is affiliated with Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).

The main campus in Miami, FL has a City feeling. 6% of students take advantage of the On-Campus Housing.

Florida International University offers programs that lead to the following types of degrees:

  • Associate (2 yr.)
  • Bachelor's (4 yr.)
  • Graduate Degree
  • Certificate
Nationally Recognized Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Science in Finance
  • Master of Business Administration – Full-time International MBA
  • Bachelor of Business Administration – International Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management
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Student Body (as of 2024)

FIU is the largest university in South Florida and ranks among the nation's top 10 largest colleges and universities. In spite of its size, FIU maintains a student to teacher ratio of 22:1.
Enrollment Status
Enrollment Status
Enrollment Type Number of Students
Full Time 33222
Part Time 20863

Full-time students outnumber part-time students (1.59:1) at Florida International University.

Ethnicity Percentage of Students
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.00
Asian 3.00
Black/African American 11.00
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.00
Hispanic/Latino 67.00
White/Caucasian 9.00
Other/Unknown 10.00

The most common ethnicity is Hispanic/Latino (67%) followed by Black/African American (11%.)

Gender Percentage of Students
Female 57.00
Male 43.00

At 57%, female students outnumber male students by a significant margin. Percentages are based on "as reported" values.

Additional Information

For over four decades, FIU has positioned itself as one of South Florida's anchor institutions by solving some of the greatest challenges of our time. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of the local and global community. With a student body of more than 56,000, we are among the top 10 largest universities in the nation and have collectively graduated more than 275,000 alumni, 165,000 of whom live and work in South Florida.

Enrollment Stats
Total Students: 54,085
Undergraduate Students: 44,045
Graduate Students: 10,040
Average Student Age: 24
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Costs and Financial Aid (as of 2024)

FIU has many financial aid options. Financial support is available in the form of scholarships, grants, federal work-study, loans, and outside resources.
Semester Hours
for Full-Time
In-State Tuition
per Semester Hour
Out-Of-State Tuition
per Semester Hour
Bright Futures
Additional Information

For more information on financial assistance, visit FIU's Financial Aid website at https://onestop.fiu.edu/finances/


Scholarships help you graduate from FIU with your degree and with little to no debt. Scholarships are usually merit-based financial aid (awarded based on your grades and achievements) but some may have need-based requirements as well. Apply to as many scholarships as you can and apply early to increase your chance of being awarded. For more information contact the Office of Scholarships at 305-348-0349 or visit https://scholarships.fiu.edu/index.html 

Estimated Full-Time Costs
Estimated Full-Time Costs
Category Cost
Full-Time Tuition 6168.00
Books and Supplies 1350.00
Housing Costs 7764.00

The total estimated full time costs of $15,282.00 consists of $6,168.00 for Tuition, $1,350.00 for Books and Supplies, and $7,764.00 for Housing.

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Admissions (as of 2024)

FIU opens doors to a world of opportunities. You can create the next five-star restaurant, build your own startup or become an agent of change in your community. It all starts with your application.
Freshman Applicants
Application Fee
Tuition Deposit
Average GPA
for Merit Scholarship
Admissions Policy
Florida International University follows a Competitive Admissions policy. Acceptance depends on the number and qualifications of those who apply for admission for a given term.
Transfer Policies

FIU accepts transfer credits from nationally accredited institutions*, including those that participate in Florida’s Statewide Course Numbering System (SCNS).

  • 60 = Maximum number of lower-division credits applied toward the bachelor’s degree.
  • 30 = Maximum number of upper-division credits applied toward the bachelor’s degree.

If you transfer with more than 60 lower-division credits or more than 30 upper-division credits, we still review all of your transfer courses and equate those that satisfy FIUs University Core Curriculum (UCC) and major requirements. However, the maximum number of credits applied toward the bachelor’s degree is 60 (lower-division) and 90 (60 lower-division + 30 upper-division).

*Nationally accredited institution: A post-secondary institution whose institutional accreditor is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education or the equivalent for institution’s outside the United States. Courses completed and/or degree earned must align with the institution’s accreditation dates.

Florida’s Transfer Guarantees.

  • AA Degree: Exempt from the UCC, 60 credits applied toward the bachelor’s degree.
  • General Education Met: Exempt from the UCC, up to 60 credits applied toward the bachelor’s degree.
  • Credit-by-Exam: Awarding of credit based on state-approved equivalencies.
  • Statewide Course Numbering System: Awarding of equivalent courses under the SCNS.

For more information on the State University System of Florida, Board of Governors policies for transfer students, visit: https://www.flbog.edu/universities/admissions-transfers/transfer-students/

Additional Information

Florida International University is a Top 50 public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. High research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 58,000 and 260,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.

Average Test Scores
ACT Score: 23 – 29
SAT Score: 1,120 – 1,260
Average GPAs
High School: 4
For Merit Scholarship: 4
Application Deadlines
Academic Period Admissions Deadline Financial Aid Deadline
* Note: Florida International University follows a Rolling Admissions policy.
Additional Deadlines Information

FIU has rolling admissions but applicants are encouraged to apply at https://admissions.fiu.edu/index.html with ample time to ensure that they are able to secure financial aid and to enroll in courses successfully.  Financial Aid takes 6-8 weeks to process.  Use Code 009635 on your FAFSA application.

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Distance Learning (as of 2024)

FIU’s fully online, innovative programs focus on current and future needs as we continue our forward-thinking direction and gain national attention for our highly ranked programs.
Enrollment Procedures

Please visit https://fiuonline.fiu.edu to learn how to become a  student at FIU Online.

Distance Learning Fees

Florida Statute 1009.24(17)(b) allows the university to charge a Distance Learning Fee for online courses that generate fundable student credit hours. The fee is charged per credit, and is subject to change depending on the amount of credits taken.

Additional Information

With FIU Online you can earn an FIU degree that will change your future from anywhere in the world. Taught by the same award-winning instructors that teach on-campus, our fully online courses are convenient, flexible, and practical. Explore over 100 degrees, program tracks and certificates – anything is possible with FIU Online.

Nationally Recognized Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Professional Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education - Early Childhood Development Track
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Distance Learning Courses

Florida International University publishes Distance Learning courses on the FloridaShines Course Catalog. Students enrolled in other Florida public institutions can start registration as transient students directly from the catalog.

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Main Campus
11200 SW 8th Street
Modesto Maidique Campus, PC 140
Miami, FL  33199
(305) 348-2000
Branch: FIU at I-75
1930 Southwest 145th Terrace
Miramar, FL  33027
(954) 438-8600
Branch: FIU Downtown on Brickell Center
1101 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL  33131
Main Campus: Biscayne Bay Campus
3000 Northeast 151st Street
North Miami Beach, FL  33181
(305) 919-5760
Main Campus: Modesto A. Maidique
11200 Southwest 8th Street
Miami, FL  33174
(305) 348-2363
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From academic advising, to career planning, to life coaching — the division of Academic and Career Success (ACS) is there for you. You can find many other programs from ACS that provide services like helping you go on a college exchange trip, getting involved on campus and much more.

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Campus Life (as of 2024)

FIU has a team dedicated specifically for Campus Life. Campus Life seeks to provide our students an opportunity to make meaningful connections and become leaders in a global community.
Greek Academic Organizations
Greek Fraternities
Greek Sororities
Social Fraternities
Social Sororities
Academic Honor Societies
Professional Associations
Marching Band
Special Interest Clubs / Organizations
Symphony Orchestra
Student Government Association
On-Campus Housing Options
Female Only
Male Only
Florida International University offers Co-Ed housing but not Female Only or Male Only housing. 6.00% of students live on campus.
On-Campus Services
Fitness Services
Child Care Services
Medical Services
Florida International University offers Fitness and Medical services but not Child Care services.
Additional Information

The department of Campus Life aspires to engage students in holistic learning by instilling diversity, leadership, and personal development through its programs and services. By educating and mentoring students, Campus Life seeks to provide our students an opportunity to make meaningful connections and become leaders in a global community. Campus Life is responsible for the advisement of the following councils; Black Student Union, Homecoming, Panther Power, Registered Student Organizations Council, and Student Programming Councils at MMC and BBC.

Prospective and current students can contact Campus Life by emailing camplife@fiu.edu or calling 305-348-2138.

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FIU is a Division I University with 18 varsity sports teams, all in Conference USA.
Intercollegiate Sports
Sport Men's Team Women's Team
Scholarships Available
Beach Volleyball
Cross Country
Intramural Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
Additional Information

FIU Athletics is home to more than 400 student-athletes in 18 different sports. Participation in FIU Athletics provides student-athletes with the opportunity to pursue a quality education in one of America's leading urban universities and develop a value system which encourages discipline, teamwork, self-confidence, leadership skills and sporting behavior in an equitable and diverse environment. Ultimately, the goal is to assure the experience that the students have in the FIU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is profound and meaningful and serves to form a lasting bond with Florida International University.

Team Identity
Florida International University competes as part of the following organizations:
  • NCAA Division I
  • Conference USA
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Returning Students (as of 2024)

Admissions/Re-Admissions Instructions
If you were once a student at FIU and want to return to finish your degree or start a new one, welcome back! Students may apply for readmission at https://admissions.fiu.edu/index.html
Financial Aid
For information on Financial Aid resources visit https://onestop.fiu.edu/finances/#/finances/applying-for-aid/ or call 305-348-7272.
Additional Information
We’re glad you’re coming back to finish your degree. A returning student is anyone who was previously admitted to FIU as a degree-seeking student for at least 1 term or more of coursework and is now returning to complete their first bachelor’s degree. Apply as a returning student if you meet the following criteria: ~ You were previously enrolled at FIU as a degree-seeking student but did not complete your degree. ~ You have not completed a bachelor’s degree elsewhere since leaving FIU. ~ You have not enrolled in any coursework at FIU for at least 3 or more consecutive terms (excluding military withdrawals) and as a result, have been discontinued from the university.
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Contact Directory


Office of Admissions
 (305) 348-7000


FIU Athletics
 (305) 348-8392

Disability/Special Needs

Disability Resource Center
 (305) 348-3532

Financial Aid

 (305) 348-7272


Division of Academic & Student Affairs
 (305) 348-4190

Library Services

FIU Libraries
 (305) 348-2451


Division of Academic & Student Affairs
 (305) 348-6414


 (305) 348-7000


Office of Scholarships
 (305) 348-0349

Transfer Student Information

Transfer and Transition Services
 (305) 348-3844

Visitor Information

 (305) 348-7000