Florida International University

Location Miami
Established 1965
Famous For Being a top-tier research institution


Florida International University is a public research university having its main campus in Miami-Dade County. It was founded in 1965, and today the university has grown to become the third-largest university in Florida. FIU offers more than 190 programs of study that include 60 baccalaureates, 81 masters degrees, 3 specialist programs, 4 doctoral degrees, and 4 professional programs through its 11 colleges and over 40 centres, labs, facilities and institutes. 

The University is a constituent of the State University System of Florida and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is classified among the Carnegie "R1: Doctoral Universities, with very high research activity on campus. The university is well-known for its international focus and offers students the opportunity to study abroad and engage in international research and collaboration.

Services for International Students

There are health centres available on campus that also provide psychological counselling. Campus police ensure the safety of students, and The Disability Resource Center gives all the necessary resources to the students who need them. Through the various clubs and organizations, students can also explore extracurricular and recreational activities during their university life.


  • 151st in the US News National Universities Rankings
  • 54th in the Best Undergraduate Teaching category in the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 501-600th in the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings
  • 751-800th in the world and 111-120th in the U.S. in the 2023 QS World University Rankings


The Office of Housing and Residential Life manages the housing facilities at Florida International University. More than 3,700 students live on campus throughout the ten apartment buildings and six residence halls.

About Location

Miami is a vibrant city in the state of Florida and is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. It is known for its warm weather, stunning beaches, and cultural diversity. Students can enjoy nature through a range of outdoor activities and can also visit museums, galleries and performance venues.

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