Florida International University (FIU) is a public research university located in University Park, Florida, near Miami.
With close to 50,000 students, FIU is one of the nation’s largest public universities. It is one of Florida’s primary graduate research universities, and is classified as a top-tier Research University with high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation.
The university’s 23 colleges and schools provide over 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in fields such as engineering, law, international relations, architecture, and medicine.
FIU provides both traditional and online courses, and also has international campuses in Europe and Asia.
The university serves a large percentage of economically disadvantaged students. About 80% of the students are undergraduates, with the majority of them enrolled in the colleges of Business Administration, Arts & Sciences, and Engineering.
Florida International University is the youngest university to receive a new chapter from the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Also, its International Hurricane Research Center is the only university-based research facility in the nation dedicated to mitigating the damage that tropical storms inflict on people, the environment, and the economy.