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Florida International University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1965
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 31,712
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

University Park
Miami, FL 33199

Website

http://www.fiu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admiss@fiu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Ms. Carmen Brown
Admissions office telephone: (305) 348-2363
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: $30
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: No
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $150 (Partially 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 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 3 N/A
History 0 N/A
Academic electives 3 N/A
Total academic units 18 N/A


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

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
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: July 4
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: July 4
 
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: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: 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: Considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 43%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 43%
Total applicants: 11,051
Total acceptances: 4,732
Total freshman enrollment: 2,204
 
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: 4,723
Male acceptances: 2,208
Male freshman enrollment: 1,136
 
Female applicants: 6,328
Female acceptances: 2,524
Female freshman enrollment: 1,068
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 5%
 
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
Class rank (top 10, 25, 50) data not available for graphing.
Top 10 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 25 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 50 percent of high school class: N/A
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: N/A
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 92%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 96%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 500 - 600
Math: 505 - 590
Combined: 1005 - 1190


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 2.2% 2.1%
600-699 22.8% 22.1%
500-599 52.6% 55.1%
400-499 19.8% 17.8%
300-399 2.5% 2.8%
200-299 0.1% 0.2%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 43%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 20 - 25
Math: 20 - 25
Composite: 21 - 25


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1.6% 4.0% 3.7%
24-29 35.8% 33.0% 39.9%
18-23 56.0% 51.5% 46.5%
12-17 6.5% 10.9% 10.0%
6-11 0.1% 0.7% N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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