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.
Public university in the state, according to the Florida Board of Governors’ 2018 performance metrics
Programs among the Top 100 U.S. News & World Report
In the nation in awarding bachelor’s and master’s degrees to Hispanic students
About Our University
Explore our degrees and find your perfect fit. We offer more than 200 options, including many nationally ranked programs.
Immerse yourself in college life. Our on-campus housing offers a variety of safe, convenient and luxurious living options.
Everything you need is right on campus. From hamburgers to haircuts, we’ve got your day-to-day life covered.
There’s more to college than textbooks and tests. Get involved, make new friends, explore your interests and make a difference.
A Carnegie R1-designated institution, FIU is home to cutting-edge research that takes on the world’s toughest challenges.
Broaden your horizons. Our Study Abroad programs span the globe and reflect the diversity and international spirit of FIU.
The Graduate Experience
As a graduate student, you’ll be fully immersed in your field of study. From art exhibitions to political summits to hackathons, each college and school has something different to offer. In addition, the University Graduate School enriches grad life on campus through student committees, the Graduate Symposium and other student-led programs.
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.
- Campus & Community
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- Science & Technology
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- Politics, Law & Society
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- Campus & Community
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FIU alumna Brenda Lagares is a nurse on the frontlines of the pandemic response in New York City.