A top global university
Florida Institute of Technology is a regionally accredited, coeducational, doctoral degree–granting, private national research university with a focus on providing world-classscience, engineering, aviation, business, psychology, and communication degrees in 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 1 “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, fieldwork, 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 acareer 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, minutes from East Coast beaches, one hour east of Orlando, and a three-hour drive north of Miami. The areais 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 areideal 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 United States, and more than 100 countriesare represented. International diversityis a hallmark of the Florida Tech experience, and the University celebrates its global character in many ways.
From global cuisine in the dining hall to the annual International Festival hosted by the 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.