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Florida International University

4.5 out of 5 (14 reviews) University Park, Florida, United States
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.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (7)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Law (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

About

History

In 1965, Florida Senator Robert M. Haverfield introduced Senate Bill 711, which instructed the state Board of Education and the Board of Regents (BOR) to begin planning for the development of a state university in Miami.

Education

As Miami's first and only public research university, offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, FIU is worlds ahead in its service to the academic and local community.

Research

At FIU, we search the world for solutions to global problems. At the North Pole, Professor David Kadko fingerprints the geochemistry of the Arctic Ocean. From the Aquarius reef base – the world’s only undersea research laboratory – researchers gain an unparalleled perspective on climate change and more, while the Wall of Wind brings the destructive force of a Category 5 hurricane into the laboratory, enabling one-of-a-kind research opportunities. At the Accelerated Bridge Construction center, we work to solve the infrastructure challenges of the future. And at the Center for Children and Families, researchers work to improve the lives of children suffering from mental health disorders.

Career

The Career and Talent Development Department at Florida International University has partnered with Handshake - a modern career development platform - to replace our previous Panther JobLink Symplicity System and be your one-stop-shop for launching your career. 

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
401
2017
401
2016
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
401
2018
401
2017
401
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
410
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
801 -50
2018
751
2017
-
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

  • Access to personalized support services from the moment you first apply until you progress to your second year at FIU
  • 24/7 call center for inquiries, from class registration to shopping advice
  • Guaranteed on-campus housing, move-in services and free airport pickup

Housing services

FIU Housing is the real college experience. Student housing community is vibrant and bustling with 3,200 students who live, work and play surrounded by FIU's lush, expansive campus. Not only is it the safer choice, but on-campus housing is an environment dedicated to meeting all students' needs. Housing is available on Modesto Maidique Campus (MMC) and Biscayne Bay Campus (BBC). Make Panther Territory your home.

Library services

FIU has six libraries, Green Library, FIU's main library; the Glenn Hubert Library (Biscayne Bay Campus), the Wolfsonian Library, the Engineering Library, the Law Library, and the Medical Library. The Green Library, Hubert Library, and Engineering Library Service Center are under the direction of the Dean of University Libraries. 

Medical services

SHS provides affordable and accessible student-focused medical care and promotes healthy lifestyles through education, mentorship, and research activities thus facilitating the academic success of our students.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Your orientation to FIU doesn’t end after week one
  • The G1Y's ‘Live, Learn and Grow’ courses help you navigate everything from setting up a bank account to participating in US university courses
  • Develop the skills for academic, social and professional success beyond the G1Y

Sports facilities

Florida International University has seventeen varsity sports teams, named the Panthers. The Panthers' athletic colors are blue and gold, and compete in the NCAA Division I as part of Conference USA in all sports. Three main sports facilities serve as home venues for Panther athletics. The Panthers football team plays at FIU Stadium ("The Cage"), the men and women's basketball and volleyball teams play at the FIU Arena, and the men's baseball team plays at FIU Baseball Stadium. Other athletics venues include the Aquatic Center, Tennis Complex, softball fields, and various other recreational fields.

Student clubs

The Student Government Association presides over and funds the over 300 student clubs and organizations and honor societies at the university and has an operating budget of over $14 million.

Student Reviews

B.A at Florida International University
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
Had a great time at the university with good professors and amazing friends
Worthwhile and memorable
Aisha Hassan rated 4 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed my time in university because I was very active and I participated and managed different clubs. I could have better managed my planning and networking while I was there to plan for my post university life.
In my undergraduate years, some of the courses were thought-...
Madeleen Castro rated 3.5 out of 5 stars
In my undergraduate years, some of the courses were thought-provoking, at least those led by international professors. However, for my Master's program, there was no real sense of organization or structure; in other words, at the end of the semester you really find yourself asking what was the take-home message of the term and why am I spending this amount of money on a program that teaches at ...

University Park, Florida, United States