Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL

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Florida Tech is home to the serious seekers—the relentlessly curious, bold, and driven scholars who learn best by doing. 

Our hands-on approach to education includes a cooperative education program, field research projects, capstone experiences, research opportunities, and job and internship connections at major employers like Northrop Grumman Corp., NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, L3Harris Technologies Inc., SpaceX, Embraer, and more.

Florida Tech is a private, fully accredited, coeducational, research-intensive, doctoral-granting university. As the only independent technological university in the Southeastern U.S., Florida Tech is committed to providing our culturally diverse student body a high-quality education in the sciences, engineering, technology, business, psychology, liberal arts, aviation, and related disciplines that prepares them to enter the global workforce.

Representing more than 80 countries, students from outside the United States account for about 23% of our student population, and U.S. News & World Report continually ranks Florida Tech as one of the best national universities for fostering international student experiences in the country. From hosting celebratory events like the annual International Festival to promoting several cultural organizations on campus to assisting students through the Office of International Student & Scholar Services, we recognize the value that diversity brings to our campus and do everything we can to honor and celebrate our international students.

Our campus offers a safe learning environment and comfortable accommodations, with reasonably priced on- and off-campus housing available. There is a chapel on campus and several churches, synagogues, temples, and a mosque nearby. We offer a variety of meal plans that meet most dietary needs, including vegetarian dishes and meals fitting most religious dietary observations.

PayScale places Florida Tech in the top 6% for return on investment among U.S. colleges. With 92% becoming employed or attending graduate school after graduation, Florida Tech alumni become visionary engineers, scientists, aviators, innovators, leaders, educators, athletes, and astronauts. 

Senior Design Program 
Students transform their innovative ideas into tangible solutions through the engineering and science senior design program. The university’s flagship capstone project and a Panther rite of passage, senior design has existed in some form or another almost since the university’s inception. Students work in interdisciplinary groups to apply theory, think creatively, and develop practical skills like teamwork, professionalism, and leadership, simulating a real-world work environment. The program culminates in the annual Northrop Grumman Engineering and Science Student Design Showcase, where students present their projects to university faculty, staff, community members, industry professionals, and, most exciting of all, prospective employers. 



Tier 1 Best National University | U.S. News & World Report


2023-2024 College of Distinction | Colleges of Distinction


#6 for Student Experience | The Wall Street Journal


A "Best for Vets" Institution | The Military Times


Named a Green College | The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges


Florida Tech is located in sunny Melbourne, Florida, ranked the #1 place to live near the beach by U.S. News & World Report. In addition to its beautiful beaches, the area is known for its high-tech industry, historic downtown, vibrant art scene, surf culture, and proximity to Kennedy Space Center and Orlando area attractions. 

Florida Tech At A Glance

Type of School: Private, fully accredited, coeducational, research-intensive, doctoral-granting university founded in 1958

Size of Campus: 130 acres

Number of Students: 4,796 students on main campus

Number of Faculty: More than 450 full- and part-time faculty members; 15:1 student-faculty ratio 

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Florida Tech has four academic colleges: the College of Engineering and Science, the College of Aeronautics, the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business, and the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts. We offer more than 75 undergraduate degree programs and 34 undergraduate minor programs as well as several master’s and doctoral degree programs in person, online, and through our education centers located throughout the Southeastern U.S. 

Geographic Diversity: Students from all 50 states; 23% on-campus international student body representing more than 80 countries 

International Student Services: The Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) provides advisement on F, J, M, and H-1B visas and all immigration matters, including enrollment requirements, travel, employment authorization, visa extensions, and more. ISSS also offers cultural programs to help students adjust to life at Florida Tech, including an international orientation program, a workshop video series, and various events. 

International Student Budget: 
• Tuition and Fees: $43,246 (STEM majors)
• Room and Board: $10,380
• Other: $4,800*
• Total: $58,426 

* Other expenses include health insurance, books, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses. 

(Undergraduate tuition in 2020 was $21,173 per semester for Engineering and Science majors and $19,295 per semester for all other programs; graduate tuition varies depending on program.)

Financial Aid: International students are eligible for partial merit scholarships that help offset the total cost of tuition. The application for admission is also the application for academic scholarship awards.

Test Score Requirements: English proficiency test scores required if not from an English-speaking curriculum

Application Deadlines and Fees: Rolling admission accepted year-round using Florida Tech’s online application (floridatech.edu/apply) or the U.S. Common Application (commonapp.org); no fee to apply

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “The most important lesson I learned at Florida Tech, outside of academics, would be that you can turn your passion into your career. I have been fascinated by animals as long I can remember—I’m living my childhood dream!”

    • Cassie Vergason
      ’16 B.S. psychology, ’18 M.S. applied behavior analysis and organizational behavior management 
  • “The university really does an amazing job of keeping everybody involved and, at the same time, inspired. Whether I was in class, in the dorm with my roommate and friends, or just wandering around Melbourne, I really did feel at home.”

    • Tiziano Bernard
      B’15 B.S. aerospace engineering, ’16 M.S flight test engineering, ’18 Ph.D. human-centered design, Italy
  • “Something I experienced as a Florida Tech student was a continuous push by my professors to think beyond plugging and chugging numbers into various equations. They taught me to think critically about the effects my work would have on people.”

    • Shayna Begay ’10, ’11
      BS and MS in Aerospace Engineering
  • “I’m already taking part in many projects and receiving opportunities I would never have access to if I stayed in Brazil. My experience at Florida Tech has been the most unique opportunity of my life.”

    • Luiz Fernando Leal
      ’20 B.S. aerospace engineering, Brazil