Florida International University - Miami's public research university - is one of America's most dynamic institutions of higher learning. Since opening in 1972, FIU has achieved many benchmarks of excellence that have taken other universities more than a century to reach. The University has a nationally renowned full-time faculty, known for their outstanding teaching and cutting edge research; students from throughout the U.S. and more than 130 foreign countries; and its alumni have risen to prominence in every field and are a testament to the University's academic excellence.
A member of the State University System of Florida, FIU is a research university offering a diverse selection of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. Through its 16 colleges and schools, FIU offers more than 180 baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degree programs in more than 280 majors, conducts basic and applied research, and provides public service.
Committed to both quality and access, FIU meets the educational needs of traditional students as well as the increasing number of part-time students and lifelong learners. Interdisciplinary centers and institutes at the University conduct research and teaching that address economic and social concerns.
FIU currently has more than 32,000 students, 1,100 full-time faculty and 90,000 alumni, making it the largest public university in South Florida. FIU has been ranked among the top 100 public national universities in the U.S. News & World Report annual guide to "America's Best Colleges."