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Rapidly climbing the rankings

Top 50 Public Research University & No. 1 in Florida

Florida International University is a Top 50 public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. High research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 58,000 and 270,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.

Recently, FIU ranked 1st in Florida among public universities according to the  Board of Governors performance-based funding scores.

U.S. News & World Report, National Public Universities 2022 Best Colleges

Discover the Possibilities with FIU Online

With FIU Online you can earn an FIU degree that will change your future from anywhere in the world. Taught by the same award-winning instructors that teach on-campus, our fully online courses are convenient, flexible, and practical. Explore over 130 degrees, program tracks and certificates – anything is possible with FIU Online.

Top-Ranked Research

From the top of the globe to the ocean's floor, FIU researchers are exploring the toughest challenges of our time: sea level rise, childhood mental health disorders and more. This solutions-center approach is why FIU is designated a Carnegie Very High Research institution, the only public university in South Florida to achieve this distinction.

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Invest in the Future

The Next Horizon campaign focuses on student success and research excellence, two pillars that will result in putting FIU at the forefront of discovery and innovation.

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About the Campaign

Miami Puts the 'International' in FIU

Half sprawling city, half tropical wilderness, all progress. We’re proud to call Miami our home. It’s a dynamic hotspot for innovation and creation. This multilingual, multinational city puts the "I" in FIU.

Where others see challenges, we see opportunity. Our research and service efforts take aim at the unique issues Miami faces in climate change, globalizing economy, major population shifts and more.

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A Campus as Diverse as its Students

Get lost in the 342-acre city block that is Modesto A. Maidique Campus. Sit on the sandy shores of Biscayne Bay Campus. Or explore any one of our 4 satellite locations across South Florida. With a student body of 58,000, we make sure there’s something for everyone here.

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Campus by the Numbers

  • 300+ Academic associations, honor and professional societies, cultural organizations and interest groups
  • 3 Art and history museums
  • 142Countries represented in our student body
  • 18 Intercollegiate athletic teams in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)