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.
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
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:
“Florida Tech is a great place to make friends from around the world and learn about different cultures.”
“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.”
“The thing I like best about Florida Tech is that it gives so many opportunities to get involved with undergraduate research.”
“It's great that my degree program is full of labs and software simulations. The professors are fun, too!”
“I chose to study at Florida Tech because of the large diversity of the student population.”
“I chose to study at Florida Tech because it is one of the best and fastest-growing universities in the country”
“I chose to study at Florida Tech because of its great reputation and excellence in campus learning”
“I like the research I am doing, as well as the close relationship I have with my advisor”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Provides an overview of the academic atmosphere and expectations of American university, and offers guidelines for a healthy academic learning experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Presentation by immigration attorney, David Ware, covering post graduation employment, visa alternatives, and permanent resident options.
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.