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Florida Institute of Technology

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1958
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,365
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $42,426,862
Admissions Address

150 W. University Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32901-6975

Website

http://www.fit.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@fit.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mike Perry
Admissions office telephone: (800) 888-4348
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.fit.edu/ugrad/apply.htm  
Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 4 N/A
Science 4 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 1
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 12 N/A


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: April 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 61%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 61%
Total applicants: 4,764
Total acceptances: 2,894
Total freshman enrollment: 597
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 3,245
Male acceptances: 2,001
Male freshman enrollment: 437
 
Female applicants: 1,519
Female acceptances: 893
Female freshman enrollment: 160
Out-of-state freshmen: 63%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 34%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 60%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 92%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 52%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 95%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 83%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 500 - 620
Math: 550 - 660
Combined: 1050 - 1280


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 6.0% 12.0%
600-699 28.0% 44.0%
500-599 43.0% 33.0%
400-499 20.0% 10.0%
300-399 3.0% 1.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 32%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 23 - 28
Math: 21 - 28
Composite: 22 - 28


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 11.0% 13.0% 13.0%
24-29 52.0% 37.0% 60.0%
18-23 35.0% 42.0% 24.0%
12-17 2.0% 7.0% 3.0%
6-11 0.0% 1.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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