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Florida International University Review

Miami, FL, 11200 S. W. 8 Street
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Career Preparation B+
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups A-
A-
Excellent

Florida International University is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 49,782 students and offering 220 degrees in Miami, FL.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

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.
1
Business
3,276 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
249
148
Accounting and Related Services
0
Business Administration and Management
378
711
0
9
Economics
134
9
5
Finance
440
99
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration
73
92
Information Resources Management
20
International Business
453
115
Marketing/marketing Management
251
Real Estate
22
68
Taxation
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Human and Social Sciences
2,592 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
5
0
Asian Studies/civilization
28
8
0
History
55
32
0
2
International/global Studies
20
International Relations and Affairs
284
18
2
Labor Studies
0
Latin American Studies
10
0
Linguistics
8
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
50
Philosophy
35
Political Science
272
4
0
4
Psychology
1,095
62
21
Public Administration
114
67
0
4
Religion/religious Studies
10
11
School Psychology
9
Social Work
115
84
0
3
Sociology
123
9
7
Women's Studies
21
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Education and Liberal Arts
1,433 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
12
1
Applied Mathematics
5
Art Studies
59
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
18
0
Art Teacher Education
7
5
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
40
Creative Writing
12
Curriculum and Instruction
41
4
14
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
109
6
Educational Leadership and Administration
10
12
1
Elementary Education and Teaching
139
English Language and Literature
188
12
English/language Arts Teacher Education
0
Foreign Language Teacher Education
11
French Language and Literature
18
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
51
4
International and Comparative Education
12
Liberal Arts
72
169
6
Mathematics Teacher Education
0
0
Music Teacher Education
7
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
80
5
Portuguese Language and Literature
5
Reading Teacher Education
35
Social Science Teacher Education
0
Spanish Language and Literature
24
6
9
Special Education and Teaching
16
19
1
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
180
Urban Education and Leadership
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Healthcare
1,142 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/trainer
24
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
32
Dietetics/dietitian
85
36
5
Health/health Care Administration/management
209
0
0
Medicine
80
Nurse Anesthetist
32
Nursing Practice
4
Nursing Science
4
Occupational Therapy/therapist
56
0
Pediatric Nurse/nursing
1
0
Physical Therapy/therapist
54
Psychiatric/mental Health Nurse/nursing
0
Public Health
67
0
10
Registered Nurse
301
142
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Hospitality
1,020 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Management
666
206
0
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
131
17
Tourism and Travel Services Management
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Engineering
993 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architecture
0
92
0
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
66
5
6
Biomedical Sciences
0
Civil Engineering
85
21
11
Computer Engineering
71
17
Construction Engineering Technology/technician
44
64
0
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
121
40
0
6
Engineering
0
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
10
1
Environmental Studies
45
15
0
Industrial Engineering
95
0
Interior Architecture
15
Landscape Architecture
0
15
Materials Engineering
6
3
Mechanical Engineering
103
14
0
4
Telecommunications Engineering
18
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Mathematics and Science
750 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
0
Biology
528
3
16
Chemistry
82
2
14
Geography
12
Geology/earth Science
18
6
0
4
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
12
Mathematics
17
Physics
16
2
4
Statistics
7
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Legal and Law
705 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Criminal Justice
508
41
Forensic Science and Technology
2
Law
145
Programs for Foreign Lawyers
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Computer Technology
452 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
62
34
15
Computer Systems Analysis/analyst
48
Information Technology
195
30
Management Information Systems
68
0
0
Systems Engineering
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Communication and Media
353 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Mass Communication
307
46
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Art and Design
101 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
21
Fine Arts
23
8
Interior Design
0
0
Music
34
15
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Florida International University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Business Administration and Management
Construction Engineering Technology/technician
Criminal Justice
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Finance
Hospitality Management
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration
International Business
*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.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized institution accreditations:
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Didactic Program in Dietetics
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated 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 (OT) - Professional Programs American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist 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 (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate 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 Council on Education for Public Health Public Health (PHB) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health Liaison Committee on Medical Education Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 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?
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.

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.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Education, Class of 2012

In service practicums and internships.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 8 Reviews
Alumni
Business, Class of 1993

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

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.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
psychology, Class of 1999

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

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Architecture, Class of 2007

somewhat commuter driven to the detriment of on campus culture

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Economics , Class of 2013

Diverse, commuter and local students, very alive

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

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
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.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mental health counseling , Class of 2015

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

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.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Education, Class of 2012

Plain. There's nothing special about them.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Architecture, Class of 2007

very good quality and new construction

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2005

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

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 8 Reviews
Alumni
Mental health counseling , Class of 2015

I wasn't involved as it was a graduate program

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.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Education, Class of 2012

The football team and fraternities/sororities

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Architecture, Class of 2007

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

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Economics , Class of 2013

Tailgates used to be good now they are not

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2005

break dancing group; nature groups.

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
Florida International University Business Program
UDC Contributor

Whether you see yourself as an accountant, entrepreneur or international businessperson, FIU has the traditional, online and blended programs to realize your goal. So head down to Miami for sunshine and a degree. The school’s secret sauce? Well, the nationally-ranked Landon School of Business’ professors are business leaders with both teaching and practical experience. And students see immediate classroom application, as 84 percent of undergrads work while attending school or intern at corporations such as Burger King, Celebrity Cruises and Merrill Lynch. You can even tap into the resources of the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center workshop series, join a business organization or team up with fellow students to enter the annual Howard J. Leonhardt New Venture Challenge, which pits finalists against international teams for $46,000 in cash prizes. Spend your winter break abroad studying management in Dubai and India or marketing in Barcelona, Madrid and Marrakech. If running your own business is appealing, you may ultimately be among the nearly one-fifth of Landon’s 30,000 alumni who are their own bosses. Others have benefitted from international business research and interacting with students from other countries for their future working at an international or multinational firm.

Questions and Answers about Florida International University

Do you have questions about furthering your education with Florida International University? People are listening and are ready to help. Plus, we're pretty sure others have the same question you do!

Popular Questions
Who are the notable alumni?
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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?
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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?
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“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?
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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?
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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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