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Florida Institute of Technology is a regionally accredited, coeducational, doctoral degree–granting, private national research university with a focus on providing world-class science, engineering, aviation, business, psychology, and communication degrees within a high-tech, international environment.
Florida Tech is unique in that it provides the advanced research capabilities and resources of a larger institution as well as the robust, personalized learning experiences of a small college. Students gain both a deep understanding of their selected discipline and valuable hands-on career experience.
Ranked a Tier One “Best National University” by U.S. News & World Report, Florida Tech is also the only independent technological university in the Southeastern United States. Times Higher Education has named Florida Tech one of the top 20 small universities in the world.
Strong in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Florida Tech offers hands-on courses engaging students in exciting laboratory activities, field work, and research projects. Learning at the University is active, guided by professors who care about student success and are fueled by students’ hunger for discovery and their drive to make a difference.
Whether a student chooses to study aviation, business, computing, engineering, science, psychology, education, or communication, he or she will graduate with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to succeed in a career of the future.
Popular undergraduate majors include Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Marine Biology, and Mechanical Engineering.
Location and climate
Campus is located in Melbourne, Florida, just minutes from East Coast beaches; one hour east of Orlando; and a three-hour drive north of Miami. The area is home to one of the most concentrated high-tech economies in the state and the fourth-largest high-tech workforce in the nation.
Melbourne’s attractive business climate is matched only by its natural resources, including the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River Lagoon, which are ideal for scientific study and research as well as recreation. The climate is generally sunny and temperate; the average daily temperature is 76 degrees Fahrenheit/24 degrees Celsius, and severe storms are infrequent.
About a third of Florida Tech’s student body comes from outside the US, and more than 100 countries are represented. International diversity is a hallmark of the Florida Tech experience, and the University celebrates its global character in many ways.
From global cuisine in its dining hall to the annual International Festival hosted by its Office of International Student and Scholar Services, there’s always something to remind students that Florida Tech cares. The University really means it when it says “#YouAreWelcomeHere.”
Florida Tech welcomes inquiries and applications from all students who are interested in joining the University’s global community of scholars. The University understands thatleaving your home and family to attend a small private university in Florida requires courage. When students choose Florida Tech, the University does everything it can to honor and celebrate that decision. From admission to academics, student activities to dining services—Florida Tech believes that everything students experience should contribute to their personal and professional success.
Florida Institute of Technology is located in Melbourne, Florida, on the sunny East Coast. Minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, an hour from Orlando, and just three hours from Miami, you are studying where everyone else vacations. Surrounded by high-tech companies and organizations like Space X, NASA, Northrop Grumman, and Harris Corporation, there’s a reason we’re called the Space Coast.
Type of School: Private, four-year technological university
Size of Campus: 130 acres
Number of Students: 9,760
Number of Faculty: 282
Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:
87 bachelor’s degrees
98 master’s degrees
27 doctoral degrees
Geographic Diversity: One-third Florida, one-third international, one-third the rest of the US
International Student Services: See fit.edu/isss.
International Student Budget: Undergraduate tuition in 2017 was $20,245 for Engineering and Science majors and $18,450 for all other programs; graduate tuition varies depending on program.
Tuition for Engineering and Science Majors $19,848
Tuition for All Other Majors $18,087
On-Campus Housing (per term) $ 2,210–$4,910
Off-Campus Apartments (per month) $ 650–$1,200
Books and Supplies (per year) $ 800–$1,500
Meals on Campus (per meal, if not using a meal plan) $5–$10
Financial Aid: Florida Tech offers merit scholarships to highly qualified international students upon admission. The Financial Aid Office is available to assist students and their families to identify sources of financial aid, obtain application information, and complete the application process. The goal of the financial aid office is to help provide you with the means to finance your Florida Tech education.
Test Score Requirements: Admitted first-year students in fall 2016 had an average GPA of 3.80, mid-50% SAT range of 1090–1270, mid-50% ACT composite range of 24–30, and class rank in the top 21% of their class.
English proficiency requirements: See policy.fit.edu/policy/search/7310.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Bridge Program:
Designed for international students who do not meet Florida Tech’s English proficiency requirements, the ESL Bridge Program combines English-language training taught by Florida Tech faculty with course work that meets degree requirements. All students are full-time students enrolling in at least 12 credit hours per semester. To qualify for the ESL Bridge Program, students must first be academically accepted to Florida Institute of Technology.
Application Deadlines and Fees: Florida Tech operates on a rolling basis, so students may apply at any time.
Undergraduate application fee: Free
Master’s application fee: $50
Doctoral application fee: $60