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A World of Possibilities

FIU started with a vision to build a public university in Miami, an institution that could create opportunity for an evolving, dynamic city. Half a century later, that vision became a Carnegie Foundation top-ranked research university. What started on an abandoned airstrip became a leading cultural institution, a community of 200,000 alumni and a solution center for the challenges of the future.

FIU was built to bring opportunity within your reach. What will you do with your opportunity?

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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This is a university that cares about the people who work here, that cares about its community and cares about making a difference in the lives of its students.President Mark B. Rosenberg

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 54,000, 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)