Florida International University: Tuition Fees, Acceptance Rate, Rankings, Courses

Florida International University (FIU) is a public research university with its main campus in Miami-Dade County. Founded in 1965, the school opened its doors to students in 1972. FIU has grown to become the third-largest university in Florida and the fifth-largest public university in the United States by enrollment. FIU is a constituent part of the State University System of Florida. In 2021, it was ranked #1 in the Florida Board of Governors performance funding, and had over $246 million in research expenditures.

The university is classified among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”. FIU has 11 colleges and more than 40 centers, facilities, labs, and institutes that offer more than 200 programs of study. It has an annual budget of over $1.7 billion and an annual economic impact of over $5 billion. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

FIU’s intercollegiate sports teams, the FIU Panthers, compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and the Conference USA (C-USA). FIU’s varsity sports teams have won five athletic championships and Panther athletes have won various individual NCAA national championships. Kenneth A. Jessell has served as President of FIU since 2022.


Local tuition 6,565 USD, Domestic tuition 18,963 USD
2020 – 21

Florida International University is ranked #151 out of 443 National Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.


in National Universities (tie)


in Best Colleges for Veterans (tie)


in Best Undergraduate Teaching (tie)

At schools whose highest degree is a doctorate
Areas of study2021 graduates
Biology/biological sciences6.4%
Multi-/interdisciplinary studies4.5%
Hospitality administration/management4.4%
Criminal justice/safety studies4.4%
International business/trade/commerce4.2%
Marketing/marketing management4%
Biological and physical sciences3.8%
Business administration and management3.2%
Computer and information sciences2.7%
Political science and government2.4%
Speech communication and rhetoric2.3%
Liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies2.2%
International relations and affairs2.1%
Health/health care administration/management2%
Registered nursing/registered nurse2%
Public relations, advertising, and applied communication2%
Information technology2%
Electrical and electronics engineering1.8%
Parks, recreation and leisure facilities management1.7%
Early childhood education and teaching1.6%
Mechanical engineering1.2%
English language and literature1.1%
Mass communication/media studies1%
Human resources management/personnel administration1%
Civil engineering1%
Public administration0.9%
Computer engineering0.8%
Elementary education and teaching0.8%
Bioengineering and biomedical engineering0.6%
Physical education teaching and coaching0.6%
Spanish language and literature0.6%
Logistics, materials, and supply chain management0.6%
Social work0.5%
Construction engineering technology/technician0.5%
Management information systems0.5%
Art/art studies0.5%
Management science0.5%
Digital communication and media/multimedia0.4%
Special education and teaching0.3%
Sustainability studies0.3%
Women’s studies0.3%
Fine/studio arts0.3%
Drama and dramatics/theatre arts0.3%
Real estate0.2%
Asian studies/civilization0.2%
Environmental/environmental health engineering0.2%
Marine biology and biological oceanography0.2%
Environmental studies0.1%
Art teacher education0.1%
Geology/earth science0.1%
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields0.1%
Crisis/emergency/disaster management0.1%
Art history, criticism and conservation0.1%
Latin american and caribbean studies< 0.1%
Religion/religious studies< 0.1%
Multi-/interdisciplinary studies< 0.1%
Rehabilitation and therapeutic professions< 0.1%
French language and literature< 0.1%
Statistics< 0.1%
English/language arts teacher education< 0.1%
Portuguese language and literature< 0.1%
Geography< 0.1%
International/global studies< 0.1%
Engineering< 0.1%

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