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About Florida Institute of Technology

Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. The university is ranked in the top 200 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-14, has been named a Barron's Guide “Best Buy” in College Education, is designated a Tier One Best National University in U.S. News & World Report, is one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges and is recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as the best college for return on investment in Florida. A recent survey by PayScale.com ranks Florida Tech as the top university in Florida for mid-career salary potential. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education.

Students

Total Students

14,649

Student Ratio
Female 53%
Male 47%

Faculty

Total Faculty

702

Faculty/Student Ratio
19 : 1
 

Tuition

Estimated Cost

$51,010

Admissions

Total Applicants

6,841

Admitted

57%

Enrolled

10%

Test Scores

SAT Math

540-650

SAT Reading

500-600

SAT Writing

ACT Composite

21-28

Welcome to the Florida Institute of Technology.


We know you will enjoy exploring all our independent technological university has to offer: quality programs, excellent faculty, a focus on effective teaching, hands-on research conducted by undergraduates and graduate students and a championship tradition in athletics


Our Mission

With our focus on student success, Florida Institute of Technology’s mission is to provide high-quality education to a culturally diverse student body in order to prepare students for entering the global workforce, seeking higher-education opportunities, and serving within their communities. The university also seeks to expand knowledge through basic and applied research and to serve the diverse economic, cultural and societal needs of our local, state, national and international constituencies.

In support of this mission, we are committed to:

  • Fostering and sustaining a productive institutional culture of assessment leading to the continuous improvement of academic and administrative programs in order to promote student development;
  • Developing an organizational culture that values and encourages intellectual curiosity, a sense of belonging and shared purpose among faculty, students and staff, and the pursuit of excellence in all endeavors;
  • Recruiting and developing faculty who are internationally recognized as educators, scholars and researchers;
  • Achieving recognition as an effective, innovative, technology-focused educational and research institution;
  • Recruiting and retaining an excellent, highly select and culturally diverse student body;
  • Continually improving the quality of campus life for all members of the university community;
  • Providing personal and career growth opportunities for both traditional and nontraditional students and members of the faculty and staff;
  • Securing and maintaining professional accreditation for all appropriate programs.

Students & Faculty

Students
  • 14,649Total Students
  • 6,947Male Students
  • 7,702Female Students
  • 1,554Total Intl Students
  • 1,119Intl Male Students
  • 435Intl Female Students
Faculty
  • 702Total Faculty
  • 534Male Faculty
  • 168Female Faculty
  • 19:1Student/Fac Ratio

Admissions

6,841
total applicants

57%
admitted (3925)

10%
enrolled (669)


SAT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
540-650
Math
500-600
Reading
ACT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
21-28
Composite
22-28
Math
23-29
English

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.


Other Requirements:
TOEFL?
Required
Admissions Test Scores?
Required
Other Test?
Neither required nor recommended
College Prep?
Recommended
Recommendations?
Recommended
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Degrees & Programs

Accounting
Accounting and Business/Management
Accounting and Finance
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Air Transportation, Other
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Mathematics, General
Aquatic Biology/Limnology
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Biotechnology
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical Psychology
Communication, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering
Computer Teacher Education
Conservation Biology
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Ecology
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering/Industrial Management
Environmental Education
Environmental Science
Forensic Psychology
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Information Resources Management
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Meteorology
Molecular Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Ocean Engineering
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Operations Research
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Planetary Astronomy and Science
Psychology, General
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Systems Engineering
Technical and Scientific Communication

Student Testimonials

Charoo Agrawal, India, Business Admin ‘17

“Florida Tech is a great place to make friends from around the world and learn about different cultures.”

Ruth Violo, Caracas, Venzuela, International Business ‘16

“The best thing about Florida Tech is its location near the beach, as well as being a smaller school where you’re not just a number.”

Katarina Vockovic, Belgrade, Serbia, Aerospace Engineering, ‘14

“The thing I like best about Florida Tech is that it gives so many opportunities to get involved with undergraduate research.”

Xavier Merino, Guayaquil, Ecuador, Computer Engineering ‘16

“It's great that my degree program is full of labs and software simulations. The professors are fun, too!”

Coen deJong, Eindhoven, Netherlands, Physics ‘17

“I chose to study at Florida Tech because of the large diversity of the student population.”

Uday Patil, India, Biotechnology ‘15

“I chose to study at Florida Tech because it is one of the best and fastest-growing universities in the country”

Franke Yogesh Francis Xavier, India, Mechanical Engineering M.S. ‘15

“I chose to study at Florida Tech because of its great reputation and excellence in campus learning”

Shahab Arabshahi, Tehran, Iran, Physics ‘14

“I like the research I am doing, as well as the close relationship I have with my advisor”

Extra Curricular Activities at Florida Tech

A college education involves learning about a wide range of subjects. Not all of your learning will be done in labs and lectures. Participating in extra curricular activites in college will make your college experience that much more fulfilling.

Extracurricular activities abound at Florida Tech, whether in clubs, sports or the community. Getting involved in other activities on campus provides opportunities to learn things you won't study in a classroom.

Outdoor Fun

Bring your bathing suits, volleyball and tennis racquet! Florida Tech offers two outdoor swimming pools. Lighted tennis courts and a sand volleyball court are available day or night. Not to mention what sunny Brevard County has to offer.

Varsity Sports

The Florida tech Panthers compete in 21 varsity sports as NCAA Division II teams and participate in the highly competitive Sunshine State Conference. Our teams are consistently top-ranked and provide exciting intercollegiate sports events for the community.

Intramural Sports

Participate in sports designed simply for the fun of it. Choose from over 20 intramural sports. And if you are looking for something special not offered on campus, you will probably find it somewhere in Brevard County!

Whether clubs, sports or events, on campus or off, be sure to include extra curricular activities in your college plans.

Online Learning Opportunities

For years, Florida Tech has enabled students around the world the opportunity to obtain the same advanced degree offered traditionally on-campus. Through technology, Florida Tech is able to dissolve the boundaries faced by international students who wish to pursue an American education from their home country. Well-rounded faculty, professional administrative leadership and strategic technological partnerships bring the university’s expertise and resources to international students who understand the value of an American education from a private, nonprofit university with a world-class reputation.

International Student Workshops

ISSS sponsors a series of workshops on a variety of topics throughout the year which are designed specifically to inform international students and scholars of matters related to their immigration status, as well as other topics and issues of importance.

All workshops and are designed to help students and scholars in meeting their academic, administrative and personal needs throughout their stay at Florida Tech. Topics include immigration rules and regulations, on-campus and off-campus employment, working in the United States, travel and re-entry and filing income tax returns.

ISSS 101 -- Orientation

Covers regulations and procedures for complying with INS's Student/Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS.) For F1 and F2 visa holders. Also covers subjects such as cultural adjustment, classroom expectations, taxes and finances, etc. This workshop is particularly pertinent to new students and scholars on campus and is a required part of orientation.

Expectations of a U.S. Classroom

Provides an overview of the academic atmosphere and expectations of American university, and offers guidelines for a healthy academic learning experience.

ISSS J1 Orientation

Covers rules, regulations and procedures for complying with the US Department of State and the Student/Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) as a “J” visa holder. Covers subjects such as working, living, activities, cultural adjustment, taking classes, insurance, etc. This workshop is particularly pertinent to new scholars on campus and is a required part of orientation.

Off-Campus Employment Workshop

Pertinent to F1 visa holders, this workshop covers the rules and procedures for obtaining off campus work authorization both prior to completion of study and post completion of study, including curricular practical training (CPT) and optional practical training (OPT.) You must be in legal F-1 Status for one academic year pior to applying for OPT or CPT. Note, you are required to attend an off campus employment workshop prior to applying for either OPT or CPT.

Travel and Re-entry to the U.S.

ISSS will review the visa application process and issues surrounding re-entry into the U.S. such as security clearance, special registration procedures, legislation affecting visa application, travel to Canada and Mexico. Important if you will be travelling out of the U.S., especially if you will need to apply for a U.S. entry visa. Travel signatures may also be obtained at this workshop.

Filing Non Resident Income Taxes & GLACIER Tax Prep Overview

Pertinent to H, F & J visa holders, this session provides an overview of the requirements and procedures for filing a non-resident U.S. Income Tax return utilizing GLACIER Tax Preparation Software. ISSS has scheduled a series of workshops that will provide step-by-step instructions for using the GLACIER Tax Preparation Software.

Post Graduation Employment Options

Presentation by immigration attorney, David Ware, covering post graduation employment, visa alternatives, and permanent resident options.

Diplomats' Orientation Presentation

This presentation is given by the diplomats at international student orientation. It includes a lot of useful information about safety and security, transporation with and without a car, driver's licenses, technology, school forums, cell phones, bank accounts, and more.

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