Designated as a top-tier research institution, FIU emphasizes research as a major component in the university's mission. The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences' Discovery Lab, are just two of many colleges, schools and centers that actively enhance the university's ability to set new standards through research initiatives.
For 50 years, FIU has positioned itself as one of South Florida's anchor institutions by solving some of the greatest challenges of our time. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of the local and global community. With a student body of more than 56,000, we are among the top 10 largest universities in the nation and have collectively graduated more than 275,000 alumni, 165,000 of whom live and work in South Florida.