Florida Institute of Technology

country rank  277
world rank  744

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University Overview

Founded in 1958, Florida Institute of Technology is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Melbourne (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Florida. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 62 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Florida Tech also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym Florida Tech
Founded 1958
Motto Ad Astra Per Scientiam
To the Stars through Science
Colours Crimson and gray

University Location

Address 150 West University Boulevard
Melbourne
32901-6975 Florida
United States
Tel +1 (321) 674 8000
Fax +1 (321) 674 8004

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are considered but not required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 150 West University Boulevard
Melbourne 32901-6975
(321) 674 8030
800 888 4348

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Florida Institute of Technology's Library
Florida Institute of Technology's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 105,748 physical volumes, 84,621 physical media, 3,484 digital/electronic medium and 193 licensed digital/electronic databases. Florida Institute of Technology's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Florida Institute of Technology provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 2,115 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1964


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI)
  • Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
  • Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF)
  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • College Board
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Florida Department of Education (FLDOE)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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