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Located in Miami, Florida, Florida International University is a public institution. FIU is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

$27,795 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
58% Acceptance Rate

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Florida International University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at FIU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#14 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Most Popular Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Most Popular Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#108 Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Florida International University?


Contact details for FIU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 11200 S. W. 8 Street, Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-348-2000

How Do I Get Into FIU?

You can apply to FIU online at:

Admission Requirements for FIU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into FIU?

58% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
92% Submit SAT Scores
FIU has an acceptance rate of 58%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 58%, and the acceptance rate for women is 58%.

Average Test Scores

About 92% of students accepted to FIU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 640. Math scores were between 540 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Florida International University  ( 570 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Florida International University  ( 540 to 620 )
FIU received ACT scores from 8% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 29. Math scores were between 22 and 27. Composite scores were between 23 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Florida International University  ( 23 to 29 )
ACT Math Scores for Florida International University  ( 22 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Florida International University  ( 23 to 29 )

Can I Afford Florida International University?

$27,795 Net Price
85% Take Out Loans
5.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of FIU is $27,795. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At FIU, approximately 85% of students took out student loans averaging $5,715 a year. That adds up to $22,860 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FIU is 5.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Florida International University Undergraduate Student Diversity

27,551 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 49,049 undergraduate students at FIU, with 27,551 being full-time and 21,498 being part-time.


There are also 9,787 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 27,551 full-time undergraduates at FIU, 43% are male and 57% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Florida International University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 719
Black or African American 3,073
Hispanic or Latino 18,233
White 2,278
International Students 2,597
Other Races/Ethnicities 651

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Florida International University. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 143 countries are represented at FIU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Venezuela, and India.

Online Learning at Florida International University

42,747 Took All Classes Online
50,620 Took At Least One Class Online
66.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at FIU. In 2019-2020, 50,620 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at FIU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 4th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of FIU

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Florida International University was $6,556 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $18,954. The following table shows how FIU is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration #1 #31
Urban Education & Leadership #1 #3
Music Education #9 #21
Adult & Continuing Education #9 #35
Early Childhood Education #16 #55
Teacher Education Grade Specific #25 #98
Curriculum & Instruction #31 #106
Curriculum & Instruction #31 #106
General Special Education #46 #136
Special Education #46 #148
Teacher Education Subject Specific #55 #120

Online Growth Rankings of FIU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Florida International University was 66.1%. This is the #381 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at FIU regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Florida International University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Curriculum & Instruction 0
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0
Urban Education & Leadership 0
International & Comparative Education 0
General Special Education 0
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0
Art Education 0
English & Language Arts Education 0
Mathematics Education 0
Modern Language Education 0
Music Education 0
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0
Reading Teacher Education 0
Social Science Teacher Education 0
Adult & Continuing Education 0
Early Childhood Education 0
Elementary Education 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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