fiu: florida international university


Florida International University (FIU) is one of the most frequently searched universities in America, according to a recent internet keyword search of American colleges.


FIU is a public research university with 7 campuses in and around Miami, Florida, as well as international campuses in Asia and Europe. It is part of the State University System of Florida, along with the following 11 other schools:

  1. Florida A&M University 
  2. Florida Atlantic University
  3. Florida Gulf Coast University 
  4. Florida Polytechnic University 
  5. Florida State University
  6. New College of Florida
  7. University of Central Florida
  8. University of Florida
  9. University of North Florida
  10. University of South Florida
  11. University of West Florida


Florida International University is made up of the following 11 colleges:

  1. Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  2. College of Arts, Sciences, and Education
  3. College of Business
  4. College of Communication, Architecture, and the Arts
  5. College of Engineering and Computing
  6. Green School of International and Public Affairs
  7. Honors College 
  8. Law School 
  9. Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work 
  10. Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences 
  11. Wertheim College of Medicine 


Florida International was established in 1965. A current enrollment of nearly 57,000 students makes Florida International the 4th largest university in America. Roughly 6 out of 7 students enrolled here are undergraduates. Approximately 7% of all FIU students are international students. 

Notable FIU alumni include NBA star Carlos Arroyo, mayor Manny Diaz, actor Andy Garcia, NFL player T.Y. Hilton, circuit court judge Ian Richards, and many others. 


Shown above: The FIU campus

image: admissions.fiu.edu





fiu FAQ

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Florida International University. 



1. Where is Florida International University?

Here is the official mailing and visiting address of the main campus of FIU:  


Florida International University

11200 SW 8th Street

Miami, Florida

33199




2. What types of degrees are available at Florida International University?

Florida International offers Bachelors degrees, Masters degrees, Doctoral degrees, and Professional certificates in a broad range of subjects. The university also has a law school and a medical school. 




3. What undergraduate majors are offered at Florida International University?

Here is a list of the undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees and programs available at FIU:

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History 
  • Asian Studies 
  • Biomedical Engineering 
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biology Education 
  • Business Analytics 
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science 
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Digital Media 
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering 
  • Environmental Studies 
  • Finance
  • French
  • Geography 
  • Geosciences
  • Health Services Administration 
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Business 
  • International Relations
  • Internet of Things 
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management 
  • Management
  • Marine Biology 
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music 
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education 
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Professional Studies 
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Real Estate 
  • Recreation and Sport Management
  • Religious Studies 
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Sustainability and the Environment 
  • Theatre 
  • Women's and Gender Studies 



Above: A distant view of the campus

image: admissions.fiu.edu




4. What graduate programs are available at Florida International University?

Here is a list of the graduate degree programs available at Florida International:

  • Accounting
  • Adult Education and Human Resource Development 
  • African Diaspora Studies 
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Asian Studies 
  • Athletic Training 
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering 
  • Biomedical Sciences 
  • Business 
  • Business Administration  
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science 
  • Construction Management
  • Counselor Education
  • Corporate Business 
  • Creative Writing 
  • Criminal Justice
  • Curriculum and Instruction 
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science
  • Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Disaster Management
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Educational Administration
  • Educational Leadership 
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management 
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering 
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exceptional Student Education  
  • Finance
  • Foreign Language Education
  • Forensic Science 
  • Geosciences
  • Global Affairs 
  • Healthcare
  • Health Informatics and Analytics
  • Health Services Administration 
  • Higher Education  
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • International Studies
  • Landscape Architecture  
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Law
  • Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics Engineering 
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communications
  • Materials Science and Engineering  
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Music 
  • Music Education 
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Physical Education 
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Physician Assistant Studies 
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Health
  • Reading Education 
  • Recreation and Sport Management
  • Religious Studies 
  • School Psychology 
  • Social Welfare 
  • Social Work 
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech Language Pathology 
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications 
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Education
  • Visual Arts 


Specialty courses offered at the medical college include: 

  • Emergency Medicine
  • End of Life Care 
  • Family Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Geriatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology 
  • Surgery

and others. 



Click here for a list of the Doctoral (PhD) programs at Florida International University.  




5. What programs are available at the College of Law?

The law school at Florida International University features the a variety of programs and degrees, such as:

  • Administrative Law
  • Bankruptcy 
  • Civil Procedure
  • Comparative Law  
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law 
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law 
  • Employment Law 
  • Environmental Law
  • European Union Law 
  • Fashion and Design Law
  • Food and Drug Law  
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
  • Labor Law 
  • Law and Economics 
  • Legal Skills and Values
  • Maritime Law 
  • Negotiation 
  • Property Law
  • Sports and Entertainment Law 
  • Torts 
  • Trial Advocacy 

and others. 




Shown above: The public law school at Florida International University.

image: pinterest.com





6. How much does it cost to attend Florida International University?

According to the FIU website, the current estimated cost of tuition and fees for students to attend the school full time for one full school year is as follows:

Undergraduate:

  • $205.57 per credit hour for in-state students (Florida residents)
  • $618.87 per credit hour for enrollments from out of state. 

Graduate: 

  • $455.64 per credit hour for in-state students (Florida residents)
  • $1001.69 per credit hour for enrollments from out of state. 

The full-year tuition for the law school is around $25,000, not including fees. The per-credit-hour tuition for the law college is:

  • $690.54 per credit hour for in-state students (Florida residents)
  • $1150.03 per credit hour for enrollments from out of state. 

The above costs include tuition and some fees. Additional fees may also apply, and may include parking fees, health fees, orientation fees, and others. 


Many students applying to Florida International University will be eligible for financial aid, as long as they successfully fill out the FAFSA form. Graduate financial aid may also be available. 



Above: The equestrian club in action.

image: hiveminer.com 





7. What is the Florida International University campus like?

The main campus spans 573 urban acres in the University Park section of Miami, about 10 miles west of downtown. Among the many dozen campus buildings, student housing is available, although most students live off campus. 

Public transit is abundant, as this Miami, after all. The Miami-Dade Transit Metrobus will take you just about anywhere you want to go. 

Notable campus buildings include the Green Library, the National Hurricane Center, the Stocker Astro Science Center, and the Wertheim Performing Arts Center, to name just a few. 

Among the main campus attractions are a Barnes & Noble bookstore, a University shopping center, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, and the expansive Tamiami Park. Points of interest within a few miles of campus include several malls, such as the Dadeland Mall, the Dolphin Mall, and Mall of the Americas. 


The athletic teams at Florida International University are called the Panthers. They play for Division I of the the NCAA. The school colors are blue and gold. 

Student athletes at FIU can choose from a number of varsity teams. Intercollegiate sports for men and women at Florida International include

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball 
  • Cross Country
  • Equestrain
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball 


Florida International also features numerous club and intramural sports, such as basketball, flag football, and soccer, as well as a Cheerleading squad and an Equestrian club, among others. 

Non athletic activities at Florida International include many student interest groups, such as cultural clubs, leadership organizations, musical groups, and others. 



Shown above: The varsity Football team.

image: footballscoop.com




Above: On-campus student housing includes Lakeview Hall.

image: miamiinfocus.com




8. What are the distance learning options at Florida International University?

Some courses at Florida International can be taken fully online. 

Here is a list of undergraduate degrees offered online at this college: 

  • Asian Studies 
  • Communication Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Finance
  • Health Services Administration 
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Relations
  • Information Technology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Business 
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management 
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Nursing
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Recreation and Sport Management
  • Religious Studies 
  • Spanish
  • Sociology
  • Sustainability and the Environment 
  • Women's and Gender Studies 


Here is a list of graduate degrees offered online at this college: 

  • African & African Diaspora Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Engineering Management
  • Forensic Science 
  • Global Strategic Communications 
  • Health Informatics and Analytics
  • Health Services Administration 
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality Management 
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Music Education 
  • Nursing Practice
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Real Estate
  • Special Education




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9. What is the contact information for Florida International University?

You can reach the main campus office in Miami by calling 305-348-2000.

To speak with someone at the Florida International University Law School, call 305-348-7595. 

To inquire about online classes, call 855-FIU-ONLINE. 




Above: A shot of the campus by day.

image: news.fiu.edu




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