Florida International University is an urban, multi-campus, public research university. FIU is committed to high-quality teaching, state-of-the-art research and creative activity, and collaborative engagement with our local and global communities.
Research & Preeminent Programs
FIU’s research output ranks among the top 2 percent of U.S. universities, and it joins some of the nation’s oldest and most respected public and private institutions with a Carnegie “R1” designation for the highest level of research activity. Areas of particular strength include disaster mitigation, tropical biodiversity, childhood mental health, cybersecurity and Latin American studies, among others. FIU has designated preeminent programs that demonstrate extraordinary success in providing unique learning opportunities, pioneering research and engaging the community.
Campus and Facilities
FIU has long capitalized on its diverse population and location in a city that serves as a gateway to the Americas. Today, FIU has two Miami-Dade County campuses in addition to academic centers in South Beach, Brickell, Coconut Grove, the Florida Keys and Broward County as well as sites in in Qingdao and Tianjin, China. FIU’s state-of-the-art research facilities include the Wall of Wind Research and Testing Facility, the largest and most powerful university research facility of its kind, and the Aquarius Reef Base, the only undersea research laboratory in the world. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU.
FIU offers 200+ degree programs. Over the past decade, FIU has invested heavily to expand its academic offerings and add locations to meet student and industry needs. Twenty four of FIU’s academic programs now rank among the top 100 within their respective academic fields, according to U.S. News & World Report. As testament to its success in training a workforce responsive to industry and society’s needs, FIU over the past decade has graduated 100,000 engineers, teachers, speech and physical therapists, nurses, doctors, lawyers and more.
FIU offers something for each and every student with hundreds of clubs and organizations to join, health and recreation centers on both campuses and an active Student Government Association. Outdoor activities include kayaking at the Biscayne Bay Campus and walks through the Nature Preserve at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus.
Ideally located on the Atlantic coast in the global city of Miami, Florida, you will be living and learning with people from all 50 states and 142 countries, most notably China, Venezuela, India, Colombia, Saudi Arabia and Brazil. FIU is ranked number 1 in the nation in awarding bachelor’s and master’s degrees to Hispanic students. FIU’s diverse student population includes about 3,800 international students.