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We opened our doors in 1972 with a mission of bringing affordable, high-quality education to the South Florida. Still one of the state’s youngest universities, we’ve made good on that promise. We’ve developed nationally ranked academic programs, earned the Carnegie Foundation’s highest designation for research activity and built the region’s only public schools of law and medicine. Along the way, more than 100,000 students have earned their degrees here and our Panther alumni family now spans the globe. Ready to join our FIU family? Experience FIU to learn more.

We’ll Show You Around

FIU started as an abandoned airfield in a quiet suburb of Miami Dade County. It’s come a long way since. Schedule a visit and our guides will be happy to show you what we’ve done with the place.

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About Our University

  • Academics

    Explore our degrees and find your perfect fit. We offer more than 200 options, including many nationally ranked programs.

  • Housing

    Immerse yourself in college life. Our on-campus housing offers a variety of safe, convenient and luxurious living options.

  • Dining and Retail

    Everything you need is right on campus. From hamburgers to haircuts, we’ve got your day-to-day life covered.

  • Student Life

    There’s more to college than textbooks and tests. Get involved, make new friends, explore your interests and make a difference.

  • Research

    A Carnegie R1-designated institution, FIU is home to cutting-edge research that takes on the world’s toughest challenges.

  • Global Perspective

    Broaden your horizons. Our Study Abroad programs span the globe and reflect the diversity and international spirit of FIU.

Life in Miami

Vibrant. Energetic. Active. That’s FIU. That’s the global city of Miami—the backdrop for your FIU education. From world-renowned nightlife to white sand beaches to cultural establishments like Art Basel and the South Beach Wine and Food Festival — Miami is a city teeming with life and beauty.

But Miami’s tropical breezes attract more than just tourists. It’s also home to some of the largest national and international companies, hospitals, medical centers, research institutes, and biotechnology companies. That means lots of opportunity for jobs and internships.

There's something for everyone in the Magic City. See what else Miami and FIU have to offer.

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