Florida International University is a leading urban public research university focused on student learning, innovation, and collaboration.
Florida International University is an urban, multi-campus, public research university serving its students and the diverse population of South Florida and around the world through online education. FIU is committed to high-quality teaching, state-of-the-art research and creative activity, and collaborative engagement with our local and global communities. FIU has awarded more than 330,000 degrees since 1972 and currently has more than 57,000 students enrolled.
Truth – in the pursuit, generation, dissemination and application of knowledge.
Freedom – in the pursuit, generation, dissemination and application of knowledge.
Respect – for diversity and the dignity of the individual
Responsibility – as stewards of the environment and citizens of the world
Excellence – in intellectual, personal, and operational endeavors
FIU offers 200+ degree programs, more than 100 are offered fully online. Over the past decade, FIU has invested heavily to expand its academic offerings and add locations to meet student and industry needs. Eighteen of FIU’s academic programs now rank among the top 100 within their respective academic fields, according to U.S. News & World Report. As testament to its success in training a workforce responsive to industry and society’s needs, FIU over the past decade has graduated 100,000 engineers, teachers, speech and physical therapists, nurses, doctors, lawyers and more.
FIU is ranked among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. That ranking as well as the school’s No. 2 ranking among all Florida’s State University System institutions for student retention, four-year graduation rates and career placement of new graduates, confirms what supporters, alumni and the South Florida business community have long known: FIU competes among the state’s and nation’s elite institutions.
Research & Preeminent Programs
FIU’s research output ranks among the top 2 percent of U.S. universities, and it joins some of the nation’s oldest and most respected public and private institutions with an “R1” designation for the highest level of research activity.
Areas of particular strength include:
Childhood mental health
Latin American studies
FIU has designated preeminent programs that demonstrate extraordinary success in providing unique learning opportunities, pioneering research and engaging the community.
FIU has long capitalized on its diverse population and location in a city that serves as a gateway to the Americas. Today, FIU has two Miami-Dade County campuses in addition to academic centers in South Beach, Brickell, Coconut Grove, the Florida Keys and Broward County as well as sites in in Qingdao and Tianjin, China. FIU’s state-of-the-art research facilities include the Wall of Wind Research and Testing Facility, the largest and most powerful university research facility of its kind, and the Aquarius Reef Base, the only undersea research laboratory in the world. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU.
FIU offers something for each and every student with hundreds of clubs and organizations to join, health and recreation centers on both campuses and an active Student Government Association. Outdoor activities include kayaking at the Biscayne Bay Campus and walks through the Nature Preserve at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus.