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Florida Institute of Technology

  • Melbourne, FL
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 27%73%
    student ratio
  • 3,258
    total students
  • $35,460 | $35,460
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 60%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 589
    sat math
  • 559
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 25
    act composite

Overview

High Tech with a Human Touch at Florida Institute of Technology

Florida Institute of Technology, an independent technological university, provides outstanding academic programs, excellent faculty members, and cutting-edge research opportunities.

In fact, "U.S. News and World Report" names Florida Tech a Tier One Best National University and "Bloomberg Businessweek" acclaims Florida Tech as Best College for Return on Investment in Florida. Additionally, the "Princeton Review" recognizes Florida Institute of Technology as one of the best colleges in the Southeast.

The university offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs in a variety of disciplines.

College of Aeronautics

The College of Aeronautics at Florida Institute of Technology offers innovative programs that prepare students for both flight and non-flight careers. Bachelor's programs include aeronautical science, aerospace engineering, aviation computer science, aviation management, and aviation meteorology. The college also offers an air traffic control specialization.

Nathan M. Bisk College of Business

The College of Business trains students to become business leaders capable of managing innovation and change in a dynamic, global environment. Its programs include the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Administration. The B.S. in business administration also has specializations in several areas, including accounting, global management and finance, leadership, marketing, and sport management.

Additionally, the college offers other bachelor's programs -- such as business and environmental studies, construction management, and information systems -- in conjunction with other colleges within the university.

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering at Florida Tech is one of the most robust in the southeastern region. It offers more than 45 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs. Undergraduate programs include chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and software engineering. Other bachelor's programs include computer science, environmental science, meteorology, biomedical engineering, and ocean engineering.

College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

The College of Psychology and Liberal Arts provides curricula that teach students how to communicate effectively, solve problems, think critically, and interact constructively with diverse populations. It has bachelor's programs in applied behavior analysis, forensic psychology, and psychology. The college also offers programs in communication, communication-military science, humanities, and prelaw.

College of Science

The College of Science at Florida Institute of Technology is a top teaching and research facility. It provides bachelor's programs in several disciplines including biological sciences, chemistry, interdisciplinary science, mathematical sciences, physics, and space sciences.

Master's and Doctoral Programs at Florida Institute of Technology

Florida Tech offers master's degrees in more than 70 areas and doctoral degrees in over 20 fields in the aviation, business, engineering, psychology, and science disciplines.

Master's programs include the Master of Science (M.S.) in Aerospace Engineering, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), M.S. in Civil Engineering, Master of Arts (M.A.) in Professional Behavioral Analysis, and M.S. in Biological Science.

Doctoral programs include aviation sciences, chemical engineering, chemistry, clinical psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, and mathematics education.

Student Life at Florida Tech

Florida Tech is a welcoming, relaxing, and stimulating community that facilitates academic achievement, personal growth, and professional success. It includes on-campus housing, health care and counseling services, academic support, and career services.

The university also has more than 100 registered student organizations including student government; academic, cultural, and religious organizations; and club sports. Additionally, it offers intramural, outdoor, and NCAA Division II sports programs.

Student Research Opportunities

As a national research university, Florida Tech provides many opportunities for students to explore important topics and seek solutions to challenging issues. It has state-of-the-art research facilities, as well as over 30 research institutes and centers.

Study Abroad Programs

Florida Tech's international academic programs strengthen students' intellectual abilities, social understanding, and personal growth. Programs range in length from several weeks or months to an entire year.

Students have lived and studied in diverse regions throughout the world including Oxford, England; Madrid, Spain; Oslo, Norway; and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Expert Faculty Members

The university's faculty members are accomplished teachers, researchers, and practitioners who bring real-world experience to the classroom. Professor Vanessa Edkins in the School of Psychology conducts research regarding psychology and the legal system, particularly as they relate to jurors. She has also been a statistics consultant for the FBI and acted as a reviewer for journals, conferences, grants, journals, and textbook companies.

Professor Henry Perez in the College of Business has more than 25 years of international management, marketing, and sales experience. Professor of Accounting LuAnn Bean has written articles and book chapters that have been published in more than 250 accounting journals and texts.

Financial Assistance at Florida Institute of Technology

Florida Institute of Technology offers scholarships and grants that help students finance their educations. Its financial aid program includes merit scholarships, athletics scholarships, and transfer scholarships. It also includes Florida Tech Family Grants and the Florida Tech Alumni Endorsement Grant.

Additionally, some students may be eligible for federal grant, loan, and work-study programs, as well as Florida State grants and scholarships.

Located in the High-Tech Corridor

Established in 1958, Florida Institute of Technology is located in Melbourne, Florida, in the southeastern region of the United States. Its position in Brevard County, which is on the Space Coast, places it near NASA, the Kennedy Space Center, and hundreds of high tech companies at the heart of the I-4 High-Tech Corridor.

Furthermore, the university is only minutes from some of the most picturesque beaches and waterways in Central Florida. Biking, boating, diving, fishing, hiking, swimming, and windsurfing are just some of the exciting outdoor recreational activities in the area.

The area also has a wonderful zoo; great cultural institutions; and a variety of restaurants, events, entertainment venues and shopping outlets.


Location & Contact

150 West University Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32901-6975
USA

Michael Perry

Director of Undergraduate Admission

Phone: 321-674-8030
Fax: 321-723-9468
Email: admission@fit.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Aquatic Biology/Limnology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biomedical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Conservation Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Molecular Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Organizational Leadership
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Small Business Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Communication and Journalism Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Earth Science Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education (Specific Subject Areas) Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Software Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ocean Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Construction Engineering Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sustainability Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Meteorology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Oceanography (Chemical and Physical)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Planetary Astronomy and Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Applied Behavior Analysis
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Forensic Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Transportation and materials moving
    • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Air Transportation Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Aviation/Airway Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

60% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied7,820
    • Accepted4,727
    • Acceptance Rate60%
    • Enrolled3,258
    • Female Applicants2,250
    • Females Accepted1,340
    • Female Acceptance Rate59%
    • Male Applicants5,570
    • Males Accepted3,387
    • Male Acceptance Rate60%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.6
      SAT or ACT
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.60
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 559 500 610
    • SAT Math 589 530 650
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 25 23 28
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$35,460
    • Out-of-state tuition *$35,460
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$560.00
    • Room and board *$12,470.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students3,258
    • Male Student Percentage73%
    • Female Student Percentage27%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino5.99%
    • Black or African American5.19%
    • White or Caucasian41.96%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.09%
    • Asian1.81%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.18%
    • Two or more races2.24%
    • Unknown11.6%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout30.94% representing 101 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students45% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 50%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Alpha Phi Omega, College Players, Saudi Student House, Squamish, Campus Activities Board
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes Division C No
    • Baseball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball No Division 2 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew No Division X Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Football Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Golf No Division 2 Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes Division C No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes Division C No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
    • Wrestling Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes Division C No
    • Baseball Yes No No
    • Basketball No Division 2 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew No Division 2 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 2 Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Racquetball Yes Division C No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Swimming No Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Water polo Yes Division C No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
    • Wrestling Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty484
    • Full-time Percentage55%
    • Part-time Percentage45%
    • Female Percentage26%
    • Male Percentage74%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio9:1 or 3,257 students to 357 faculty


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