Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL

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Tuition & Fees

$42,470

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

71%

male

29%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,406
Declined 3,337
Total Received 9,743
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Private

3,565

undergraduate students

2,513

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Florida Institute of Technology, founded in 1958, is a private university. Its 130-acre campus is located in Melbourne, 60 minutes from downtown Orlando.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 6,078
Established in 1958
Coeducational Coeducational

130-acre campus in Melbourne (population: 82,011), 75 miles from Orlando. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Orlando.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Orlando
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Melbourne International

Florida Institute of Technology
150 West University Boulevard
Melbourne, FL
32901-6975

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
48%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
  • American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • Student Government Association (SGA)
  • India Student Association
  • Student Rocket Society

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Exam Jam by Campus Activities Board
  • Greek Week
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
26%
Top 1/4
58%
Top 1/2
85%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
14%
600-699
49%
500-599
34%
400-499
2%
700-800
21%
600-699
46%
500-599
29%
400-499
2%
30-36
31%
24-29
45%
18-23
22%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.7

Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,406
Declined 3,337
Total Received 9,743

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

level of applicant's interest

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
work experience

Not Considered

first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 92
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, baseball, bowling, corn hole, cricket, fishing, ice hockey, judo, rock climbing, rugby, sailing, skin diving, soccer, spikeball, surfing, swimming, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, bowling, corn hole, fishing, ice hockey, judo, rock climbing, rugby, sailing, skin diving, soccer, spikeball, surfing, swimming, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Ice hockey, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming and diving, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Ice hockey, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming and diving, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Air Transportation, Other
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Mathematics, General
Aquatic Biology/Limnology
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
Biomedical Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Civil Engineering, General
Communication, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering
Conservation Biology
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Earth Science Teacher Education
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering, General
Environmental Science
Forensic Psychology
General Studies
Genome Sciences/Genomics
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Journalism, Other
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Management Information Systems, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Meteorology
Molecular Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Ocean Engineering
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Organizational Leadership
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Planetary Astronomy and Science
Pre-Law Studies
Psychology, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Small Business Administration/Management
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Strategic Intelligence
Sustainability Studies
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

6,078

total students

54%

in-state

46%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

59%

3,565
students

Female
29%
1,048

Male
71%
2,517

41%

2,513
students

Female
42%
1,061

Male
58%
1,452

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

3,169
students

Female
29%
912

Male
71%
2,257

12%

396
students

Female
35%
136

Male
65%
260

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 79%
Student 4 year graduation rate 44%
Student 5 year graduation rate 12%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

24%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
52%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

198

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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