The journey will be epic

Exploring the unknown. Expanding your world. Conquering difficult theories. Discovering you.

That's the goal, and FIU will help you achieve it.

We will challenge you to accomplish what you didn't think possible. You will innovate. You will break free of the pack. And with that degree in hand, you will... STAND OUT!

Let us show you how.

50 years of excellence

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FIU was built from the ground up in an abandoned airfield in the summer of 1969. With more than 56,000 students across the world, multiple centers, research facilities, fine arts facilities, FIU has expanded tremendously in the last 50 years.

Where we stand

  • R1

    Research 1 Carnegie Classification Doctoral University – Very High Research Activity

  • #1

    FIU is No. 1 in the Florida State University System's performance-based funding metrics

  • #4

    The Wall Street Journal placed FIU No. 4 among public universities in its America's Best Colleges rankings

Locally engaged, globally connected

From suburban Miami-Dade, home to our main campus, to our underwater lab in the Atlantic Ocean, where researchers see the world from a new perspective, we leverage the diverse environment and vibrant culture that surrounds us at the Gateway to the Americas.

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  • Visit us

    Find out if FIU is the right fit for you. This guided walking tour of our campuses features views of classrooms, the libraries, dining facilities and more.

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  • Virtual Tour of FIU

    FIU has been featured on The College Tour, the new online series that's helping students and their families virtually visit colleges all over the country.

    Tune in to see what academic life in the Magic City is like!

    Watch FIU on The College Tour

Find your path

Where do you see yourself in the next four years? FIU can help get you there. With over 200+ programs, you're bound to find something to fulfill your educational goals.

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FIU is an empowering force for good in the world

We’re rewriting the narrative about what it means to be a top public research university addressing challenges from health disparities to environmental resilience and beyond.

FIU is leading the charge in environmental resilience

Our interdisciplinary research aims at developing realistic, scalable solutions to the environmental crises of today and tomorrow.

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Leaders in health & justice around the world

FIU's commitment to the local community includes an emphasis on public health and public and international affairs.

Learn more about FIU's real impact

A world-class institution

Wherever you see yourself in the next four years, FIU can help take you there.

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Visit FIU

Sounds too good to be true? Come see it all for yourself, our lush campuses, diverse student body and state of the art facilities are only part the tip of the iceberg.

Visit us today!

Find your Path

Ready to join the Panther family?

See what it takes to become part of the pack.

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Apply to FIU

Ready to apply? We've compiled everything you need to know in a few easy steps.

Apply to FIU today.

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As the only public university in South Florida, we pride ourselves in raising the bar.

Discover how our research sets us apart.

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Explore the Possibilities

Enrich your college experience studying abroad, joining a club, or volunteering at one of the biggest hospitality events in the country, there's no shortage of opportunities to choose from!

Explore and take your pick.

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Life on Campus

Avoid FOMO at all costs, immerse yourself in our vibrant and lively campuses, there's always something going on.

Check out life on campus.

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After graduation, you'll be among other 270,000 alumni, sprawling all over the country.

Learn more about past students and alumni.

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We are Miami

We're proud to call Miami home.

Discover what the Magic City has to offer.