Florida International University

Miami, FL
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Florida International University

11200 S. W. 8 Street
Miami, FL 33199
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Florida International University Review

A- Excellent
3.78125 Based on 8 Reviews
Career Preparation
B+
Students and Culture
A-
Facilities
A-
Activities and Groups
A-

Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Florida International University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

4331 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/Black Studies
 
 
6
1
 
Asian Studies/Civilization
 
35
7
7
 
History, General
 
57
5
0
4
International Relations and Affairs
 
500
10
 
14
International/Global Studies
 
 
88
 
10
Labor Studies
 
 
 
15
 
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
 
3
 
 
 
Latin American Studies
 
 
4
1
 
Linguistics
 
 
7
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
1126
 
 
 
Philosophy
 
53
 
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
266
4
11
4
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
24
3
 
Psychology, General
 
1402
57
 
7
Public Administration
 
109
92
55
9
Religion/Religious Studies
 
18
22
 
 
School Psychology
 
 
 
4
 
Social Work
 
110
0
5
2
Sociology
 
108
1
 
3
Sustainability Studies
 
31
 
 
 
Women's Studies
 
29
 
2
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

3826 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
270
102
 
 
Accounting and Related Services, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
416
618
0
12
Economics, General
 
93
1
 
8
Finance, General
 
564
84
 
 
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
 
114
105
 
 
Information Resources Management
 
 
24
 
 
International Business/Trade/Commerce
 
529
67
 
 
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
 
48
 
 
 
Management Science
 
13
 
 
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
543
120
 
 
Real Estate
 
27
68
 
 
Taxation
 
 
0
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1902 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
 
 
13
 
6
Applied Mathematics, General
 
 
4
 
 
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
15
 
0
 
Art Teacher Education
 
2
2
 
 
Art/Art Studies, General
 
73
 
 
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
50
 
 
Creative Writing
 
 
14
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
74
0
10
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
181
7
 
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
9
17
1
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
109
 
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
175
7
 
 
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Foreign Language Teacher Education
 
 
4
1
 
French Language and Literature
 
6
 
 
 
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
 
 
92
 
10
International and Comparative Education
 
 
12
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
69
327
1
 
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
0
 
0
 
Music Teacher Education
 
 
2
 
 
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
 
113
1
 
 
Portuguese Language and Literature
 
1
 
 
 
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
7
 
 
Social Science Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
86
7
 
6
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
22
36
 
2
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
325
 
 
 
Urban Education and Leadership
 
 
3
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1745 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
40
 
 
Athletic Training/Trainer
 
 
16
 
 
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
 
 
86
36
 
Clinical/Medical Social Work
 
 
83
 
 
Dietetics/Dietitian
 
90
45
13
4
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
 
 
128
 
 
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
296
40
0
 
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
 
 
8
 
 
Maternal and Child Health
 
 
 
2
 
Medicine
 
 
 
 
119
Nurse Anesthetist
 
 
80
 
 
Nursing Practice
 
 
 
 
45
Nursing Science
 
 
 
 
0
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
 
 
55
0
 
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing
 
 
19
0
 
Physical Therapy/Therapist
 
 
 
 
108
Physician Assistant
 
 
44
 
 
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
24
3
 
Public Health, General
 
 
70
3
16
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
271
0
1
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1249 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architecture
 
0
91
0
 
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
 
180
18
 
0
Biomedical Sciences, General
 
 
 
42
5
Civil Engineering, General
 
139
15
 
8
Computer Engineering, General
 
113
16
 
 
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
 
58
30
0
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
93
17
0
17
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Engineering, Other
 
 
0
 
 
Environmental Studies
 
39
8
2
 
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
 
18
5
 
 
Industrial Engineering
 
 
70
1
 
Interior Architecture
 
 
30
 
 
Landscape Architecture
 
0
18
1
 
Materials Engineering
 
 
2
 
6
Mechanical Engineering
 
176
9
0
2
Telecommunications Engineering
 
 
20
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1091 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
 
28
 
 
14
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
755
4
1
14
Chemistry, General
 
97
13
 
22
Geography
 
11
 
 
 
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
16
6
3
5
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
 
17
 
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
35
 
 
 
Physics, General
 
25
10
 
5
Statistics, General
 
8
2
 
 

1041 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
 
634
167
0
 
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
 
225
15
 
 
Tourism and Travel Services Management
 
0
 
 
 

580 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
 
 
1
 
 
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
162
32
 
13
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
 
 
21
 
 
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
 
 
26
 
 
Information Technology
 
236
25
 
 
Management Information Systems, General
 
52
0
2
 
Systems Engineering
 
 
10
 
 

537 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
 
6
 
 
 
Mass Communication/Media Studies
 
365
107
0
 
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
 
59
 
 
 

133 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
21
 
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
49
6
 
 
Interior Design
 
0
0
 
 
Music, General
 
47
10
 
 

20 Agriculture Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Natural Resources Management and Policy
 
 
20
 
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Florida International University.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/Black Studies
 
 
 
 
Asian Studies/Civilization
 
 
 
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
 
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
 
 
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
 
 
 
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
 
 
 
 
Computer Engineering, General
 
 
 
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
 
 
 
 
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
 
 
 
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
 
 
 
Criminalistics and Criminal Science
 
 
 
 
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
 
 
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
 
 
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
 
 
 
Economics, General
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
 
 
 
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
 
 
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
 
 
 
Finance, General
 
 
 
 
Forensic Science and Technology
 
 
 
 
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
 
 
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
 
 
 
 
History, General
 
 
 
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
 
 
 
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
 
 
 
 
Industrial Engineering
 
 
 
 
Information Technology
 
 
 
International Business/Trade/Commerce
 
 
 
International Relations and Affairs
 
 
 
 
International/Global Studies
 
 
 
 
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
 
 
 
 
Latin American Studies
 
 
 
 
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
 
 
 
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
 
 
Mass Communication/Media Studies
 
 
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
 
 
 
Music Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
 
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
 
 
 
Psychology, General
 
 
 
 
Public Administration
 
 
 
Public Health, General
 
 
 
 
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
 
 
 
 
Real Estate
 
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
 
 
 
Religion/Religious Studies
 
 
 
 
Sociology
 
 
 
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
 
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
 
 
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
 
 
 
Sustainability Studies
 
 
 
 
Systems Engineering
 
 
 
 
Urban Education and Leadership
 
 
 
 
Women's Studies
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized Institution Accreditations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs (College of Nursing)
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
  • Health Management and Policy (HMP) - Graduate Program in Health Management and Policy
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
  • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health (PHBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

B+ Great
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

3.5 Based on 8 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Business, Class of 1993

    We're no networking oops. Curriculum was very good. I actually had a good career with a fire department & had tuition assistance. Went for a management degree because I was a supervisor. At the he same time I did a 3 year part time nursing program at the community college because I had always wanted to be an registered nurse. I only had a few courses left for my BA so I could spread them out.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Anthropology/Sociology, Class of 2000

    Who knows- I live 3200 miles away and graduated 15 years ago. I got most of my degree before the internet.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Education, Class of 2012

    In service practicums and internships.

    2 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

3.75 Based on 8 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Business, Class of 1993

    Definitely international in both students & instructors. Miami has a very diverse culture.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Anthropology/Sociology, Class of 2000

    Being a white/native English speaker I was a definite minority at that school-- but was not considered a minority when it came to scholarships etc. The minority scholarships all went to the majority. There were a lot of clubs on campus- I was part of several of them and they were a great experience. Fraternities and Sororities existed too-- but I think they are completely lame (at any school) and would never be a part of one at any school ever.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    psychology, Class of 1999

    students went to classes, studied & then would go to work/home

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Architecture, Class of 2007

    somewhat commuter driven to the detriment of on campus culture

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Economics , Class of 2013

    Diverse, commuter and local students, very alive

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2005

    it's a bit different now from when I was there. It was a bit clique-y

    3 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.125 Based on 8 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Business, Class of 1993

    Don't know about the dorms, but all the other facilities were great except parking. It was mostly a commuter school. Parking fees were very high.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Mental health counseling , Class of 2015

    I only went to the classrooms and they were similar to most college classrooms.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Anthropology/Sociology, Class of 2000

    The campus has changed a lot in the last 15 years and I haven't been to visit in 12 so I don't know.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Education, Class of 2012

    Plain. There's nothing special about them.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Architecture, Class of 2007

    very good quality and new construction

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2005

    labs, dorms, class rooms, cafes, restaurants, FIU has it all.

    5 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

3.75 Based on 8 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Mental health counseling , Class of 2015

    I wasn't involved as it was a graduate program

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Anthropology/Sociology, Class of 2000

    They have a football team now- I am sure that has changed a lot. Who knows- I haven't been there in 12 years.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Education, Class of 2012

    The football team and fraternities/sororities

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Architecture, Class of 2007

    Walk on Water, great diversity among cultures so a lot of exposure

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Economics , Class of 2013

    Tailgates used to be good now they are not

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2005

    break dancing group; nature groups.

    4 Rated January 2016
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Questions & Answers

Who are the notable alumni?
1 Answer
  • FIU, which graduates more than 10,000 students each year, has nearly 180,000 alumni in 30 countries. The list includes Florida U.S. District Court Judge Cecilia Maria Altonaga, the first Cuban-American woman to be appointed to the federal bench; Manny Diaz, the 42nd mayor of Miami; actor Andy Garcia; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T. Y. Hilton; Dennis Lehane, author of “Gone, Baby, Gone;” 2007 World Series MVP Mike Lowell; Elsa Murano, the 23rd President of Texas A&M University; and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Florida, R-27), the first Cuban American and Latina elected to Congress.

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What is the campus setting like?
1 Answer
  • Florida International opened its doors in 1972 on the site of the former Tamiani Airport and its first building was the abandoned airport's air traffic control tower. In a nod to its early years, the “Ivory Tower” still remains on the grounds. FIU now has two major sites in Miami, augmented by several branch campuses and research facilities. The 344-acre Modesto Maidique Campus in the University Park neighborhood houses almost all of the colleges, schools, administrative offices and university facilities. North Miami is home to the Biscayne Bay Campus, known for its marine biology program. The two sites are connected by the Golden Panther Express, the student bus system. Parkview Hall, an apartment complex for upper-class students opened in 2013, will be augmented in fall 2016 with Bayview, stylish apartments with amenities such as a 24-hour fitness center, pool and business center.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
1 Answer
  • “Hi, this is Live Chat. How can I help you?” which pops up when visiting FIUonline.com, is an indication of the support offered to those who choose to take classes on their own time. Online students have access to many of FIU’s resources, such as libraries, career and counseling services, financial aid, and the bookstore. The university offers 20 online bachelor degree programs in majors as diverse as hospitality management, logistics and supply chain management, and sustainability and the environment as well as 17 Master’s Degree programs. Students may also enroll in career training programs, a paralegal course and continuing education. Life Well LED, taught by an executive career coach, is available through the Center for Leadership. FIU encourages online graduates to participate in commencement exercises and connect with fellow alumni for career networking opportunities.

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What are the athletic highlights?
1 Answer
  • FIU joined Conference USA in 2013, facing Division I opponents such as Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Old Dominion, and Rice universities. Student athletes can choose from 17 varsity sports. Dressed in blue and gold, their fans cheer football at the stadium, known as “The Cage,” men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball at the arena, and baseball at the baseball stadium. Additional venues include the aquatic center, tennis complex, and softball fields. The university’s traditional rivals are Florida Atlantic University and the University of Florida, and FIU and FAU complete annually in the Shula Bowl. The enthusiasm for the yearly game has extended the competition to the men’s baseball and basketball teams.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
1 Answer
  • As part of Florida’s state university system, FIU offers 191 programs of study with more than 280 majors in 23 colleges and schools. It is also one of the state’s primary graduate research universities. University Park boasts the Frost Art Museum, which houses an exemplary display of Latin American and 20th century American art, and the International Hurricane Research Center. Biscayne Bay Center and the adjacent Oleta River State Park inspired the creation of the marine biology department, one of the university’s most recognized programs. The Wolfsonian-FIU, a museum, library and research center, is in the heart of the city’s Art Deco District. The university also has international campuses, such as the school of architecture in Genoa, Italy, and the school of hospitality and tourism management at the FIU Tianjin Center in China.

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