Florida Institute of Technology is a regionally accredited, nonprofit, doctoral-granting research university providing high-quality education in a variety of future-focused majors. The University is unique in that it provides the resources of a national research institution as well as the robust, personalized learning experiences of a small college. Ranked a Tier 1 Best National University by U.S. News & World Report, it is also the only independent technological university in the southeastern United States. As such, Florida Tech attracts high-achieving students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries worldwide. The London-based Times Higher Education has ranked Florida Tech one of the top 20 small universities in the world.
1. We understand your needs
We understand that as a transfer student, your biggest concerns are course credit and cost. Have no fear. Florida Tech counselors work closely with every prospective transfer student to maximize the impact of their transfer credits and minimize the overall cost of completing a bachelor’s degree. Transfer scholarships are available, and all you have to do to be considered is apply.
2. You get real, hands-on experience
Florida Tech graduates are well prepared for career success because experience is a part of every degree program we offer. From laboratory research to fieldwork to capstone senior projects, every Florida Tech student gets to apply their knowledge long before they enter the job market.
Professors care about student success. If you’re passionate about your field and motivated to get involved, it won’t be too hard to find a mentor.
No matter if you’re studying distant galaxies at our Olin Observatory—featuring one of the largest research telescopes in the Southeast—or investigating the health of the Indian River Lagoon, your hands-on experience at Florida Tech puts you at the forefront of cutting-edge research. You have access to instruments and technologies used in the industry today as well as those being developed to solve the problems of tomorrow.
3. A Florida Tech degree pays off
Students who graduate from Florida Tech have gone on to become leaders in every field imaginable, from engineering to education. Employers we work with tell us they love Florida Tech graduates because they “often need less training,” are “creative problem solvers,” and have “great communication skills.”
As evidence, consider a survey of our recent grads, which revealed a 95% placement in graduate school, careers, and other opportunities of choice within six months of graduation. Among those employed, the average starting salary was more than $50,000.
4. You can’t help but love our location
Melbourne may be a hub for high-tech business and advanced manufacturing, but it’s also a destination location. With beautiful weather year-round, students enjoy all types of outdoor activities, including skateboarding, swimming, sailing, fishing, and of course, surfing. When you’re located just minutes from the beach and downtown Melbourne, 50 minutes from Kennedy Space Center, one hour from Orlando, and three hours from Miami, there’s always something to do during your downtime.
5. You’ll feel like a Panther in no time
There are more than 100 clubs and organizations on campus, which means there’s always a fun and worthwhile way for you to participate in activities you care about. We have student groups for badminton, bowling, climbing, ice hockey, surfing, dance, gaming, video production and photography, martial arts, Habitat for Humanity, and Relay For Life, just to name a few. With everything from chess to rocketry, we have you covered.
Florida Tech belongs to NCAA Division II and is home to 20 competitive athletic teams. Panther sports include baseball (M), basketball (M,W), cross-country (M,W), distance track (M,W), football (M), golf (M), lacrosse (M,W), rowing (M,W), soccer (M,W), softball (W), swimming (M,W), and volleyball (W) as well as a cheer and dance team.