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You. In motion. Your future begins in your mind. See it. Feel it. Know that it’s possible. Then get moving. Set in motion the life you want to create. Take steps—big and small. Keep pushing. Keep believing. At FIU, you’ll feel the momentum build. Through outstanding professors. Through remarkable opportunities. Through a forward-focused university. But it starts with you. Now.

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Florida International University is… … Miami’s first and only four-year public research university. With a student body of more than 47,000, we’re one of the 25 largest public universities in the country.


Undergraduate Programs Accounting Architecture* Art Art Education Art History Asian Studies Biological Sciences Biology Education Biomedical Engineering Chemistry Chemical Education Civil Engineering Communications Advertising Journalism Public Relations Communication Arts Computer Engineering Computer Science Construction Management Criminal Justice Dietetics & Nutrition Early Childhood Education/ESOL Earth Sciences Earth Science Education Economics Electrical Engineering Elementary Education/ESOL English

Environmental Engineering Environmental Studies Finance French Geography Geosciences Health Services Administration History Hospitality Management Human Resource Management Information Technology Interior Design* International Business International Relations Landscape Architecture* Liberal Studies Management Management Information Systems Marine Biology Marketing Mathematics Mathematics Education Mechanical Engineering Music Music Education Nursing Philosophy Physical Education

Physics Physics Education Political Science Portuguese Psychology Public Administration Real Estate Recreation & Sports Management Religious Studies Social Work Sociology/Anthropology Spanish Special Education Statistics Theatre Women’s Studies Online Degrees Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts Bachelor of Business Administration Finance Human Resource Management International Business Management Marketing Bachelor of Public Administration Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) *Program leads to a master’s degree.

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“At FIU, you learn so much from talking to the person next to you in class because they’re from another part of the world, and they’re offering you a different perspective than you’d get in a book. When we graduate, we’ll apply a global approach in our thinking to our professional and personal lives. That’s so important in the world today.” Marcel Urbina Business Management Miami, Florida

Minds. In motion. FIU sets minds in motion. We do it by providing learning opportunities, including more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs. We do it through our various colleges and schools, including our prestigious College of Law and our College of Medicine, South Florida’s only public medical school. We do it through internships, undergraduate research, and community engagement and servicelearning opportunities. We do it by providing an education steeped in global learning—where you can live and learn with people from all over the United States—and 146 countries. We do it through our education abroad opportunities, so you can expand your learning in countries like Argentina, China, Senegal, and Jamaica. Let’s just say we’re passionate about the “I” in “FIU.”

When you graduate, FIU wants you to be a global citizen. That’s why we have in place Global Learning for Global Citizenship for all undergraduates. Learn more at

FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is one of the highest rated programs of its kind in the U.S.


Resources. In motion. FIU is one of the nation’s largest public research universities, but you’ll find it to be warm and welcoming. We want you to succeed. That’s why we have the people and the resources in place to ensure that happens. Our professors are accomplished scholars and experts in their field who are also passionate about teaching. Our FirstYear Experience course will put you on the path to success from your first day on campus. And resources like our University Learning Center, Center for Excellence in Writing, and our Academic Advising Center are all available to enhance your learning experience.

It goes without saying: College is very different from high school. For a video that offers tips on succeeding at FIU, visit


All FIU applicants have access to MyMajorMatch, an online tool that will help you decide on your career path—and prepare you for your future career.

“Because FIU is research-based, we get hands-on experiences. We’re not just learning theories. We’re being prepared for the real world.” Yeisel Lozada Double major, Psychology and English Caracas, Venezuela

Our Simulation Teaching And Research (STAR) Center provides the innovative resources and technologies you need to be prepared for a future in healthcare.


Campus. In motion. FIU’s campuses are active, lively, and filled with unlimited opportunities. Our 344-acre Modesto A. Maidique Campus is 10 miles from downtown Miami. Our 200-acre, waterfront Biscayne Bay Campus is seven miles from downtown Miami, on the Intracoastal in North Miami. These two campuses are linked by a continuous shuttle service. FIU also includes the Engineering Center, our 40-acre major research facility near the Modesto A. Maidique Campus; FIU Broward in Pembroke Pines, especially popular with adult learners; FIU Downtown on Brickell, located in downtown Miami; and Miami Beach Urban Studios in the heart of South Beach.

If you want to immerse yourself in FIU, consider living on campus. More than 3,000 students live in our five residence halls on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus; another 300 live in our Biscayne Bay residence hall.


“I’ve been heavily involved on campus since my freshman year. I joined a fraternity, got involved in student government, and worked as a resident assistant. I even went to Costa Rica on an Alternative Spring Break trip.” Ruben Diaz-Neda Public Administration Miami, Florida

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Many FIU studentathletes have gone on to be professional athletes, Olympic gold medalists, and Hall-of-Famers.


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Muscles. In motion. FIU is on the move. That’s true for our athletic programs as well. Our championship-caliber Panthers compete in NCAA Division I athletics. Interested in flexing your muscle just for fun? Join “I’m excited to be part of the cultural diversity that exists at FIU and on my team. It’s such a great experience to meet and interact with students from different countries.” Jerica Coley Dietetics and Nutrition guard on women’s basketball team Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year

one of our many intramural sports teams—from flag football to tennis to Ultimate Frisbee. Just want to stay in shape? Swim in the Panther Hall Pool in the center of the Residence Hall Quad, or work out or take a fitness class at “the Rec.” Our spacious Recreation Center is home to basketball, volleyball, and badminton courts and 12,500 square feet of free weights, resistance machines, and cardio equipment. You can even grab a bite to eat at our Tropical Smoothie Café, which is housed there. Rather spectate than participate? Cheer year-round for our Panther teams: Men’s:











Cross Country


Cross Country






Soccer (competes in Conference USA)


Sand Volleyball*






Swimming & Diving




Track & Field




Track & Field

Program begins competition in Spring 2013.



You’ll benefit from a network of more than 100,000 alumni who call South Florida “home”— and countless others who live all over the U.S. and the world. Our alumni even include eight Pulitzer Prize winners.

“At FIU, we’re really encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to work in our field before graduation. Since we’re in Miami, which is a global city, we have countless opportunities—here and internationally.” Daniel Lerin Business Miami, Florida


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Miami. In motion. An international hub. A unique gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean. A living laboratory. Diverse cultures. An array of festivals. Professional sports teams. Ideal weather. Talk about a perfect location to live and learn. In Miami, you’ll have access to internships and jobs at some of the largest national and international companies, as well as hospitals and medical centers, research institutes and biotechnology companies. In your free time, you can relax on our spectacular beaches, take in the Everglades National Park, or enjoy the legendary Miami nightlife. Truly, there’s no place like Miami—anywhere in the world. Love culture and the arts? Take in the worldacclaimed Miami City Ballet—or see incredible performances at amazing venues, such as the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, and the Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre.


Opportunities. In motion. Visit: You like what you see. But we think it’s even better to like that “feel.” That’s why it’s important to visit FIU so you can be certain this is where you want to set your future in motion. Tours are available on both campuses. Tour FIU (see this page).

Apply: Ready to apply to one of the nation’s top research institutions? You can apply online at Our priority application deadline is Dec. 1. After that, applications are reviewed on a space-available basis. Questions? Email us at or call us at (305) 348-2363. Financial Aid: FIU is committed to providing an affordable, high-quality education. That’s why you’ll find our tuition is among the lowest in the nation—and in the Miami area. Learn more about our financial aid packages, including merit-based scholarships, at

First Generation Scholarship Fund: FIU understands the unique challenges facing those who are first generation college students. We’re here to support you every step of the way—including helping you secure financial aid. If you’re in the first generation of your family to pursue a college degree, you may qualify for a First Generation Scholarship. Learn more at


Check out our Net Price Calculator to find out how much aid you might expect. Visit www.collegeportraits. org/FL/FIU/estimator/agree.

Tour FIU If you want to learn more about FIU firsthand, attend an information session and take a campus tour. Information sessions are at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The 30-minute sessions are followed by campus tours at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. You may participate in either one or both. Want more information about your major? Request Campus Tour Plus, which will include a meeting with a representative from your area of study. Questions? Visit

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FIU Fast Facts n Campuses: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, 10 miles from downtown Miami; Biscayne Bay Campus, North Miami n Enrollment: near 50,000 n Diversity: students come from all 50 states in the U.S. and 146 countries n Academic Programs: more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs n Mid-Range ACT score: 24-27 n Mid-Range SAT score: 1610-1770 n Student-Faculty Ratio: 27:1 n Faculty: 99 percent of tenured or tenure-seeking full-time faculty hold doctorate or highest degree in their field n Athletics: 17 teams compete in the NCAA Division I n Mascot: Panther

Office of Undergraduate Admissions P.O. Box 659003, Miami, FL 33265-9003

FIU Undergraduate Admissions Viewbook  

2013 FIU Undergraduate Admissions Viewbook