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A World-Class Institution

FIU is Miami's public research university. Offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, both on campus and fully online, FIU is worlds ahead in its service to the academic and local community.

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 over four decades, 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.

FIU like you’ve never seen it before

Stats and rankings are impressive, but they fail to tell the whole FIU story—the real story. Behind every one of FIU's triumphs are real individuals with real goals and responsibilities, rooted in the realities of what is happening in the world today. 

The FIU episode of The College Tour is now available on Amazon Prime.

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One of the country’s most prestigious gourmet gatherings, the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival provides real-world opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience in hospitality, including staffing the star-studded events and working alongside the world’s best culinary talent and food and beverage industry leaders.

To date, the festival has raised more than $31.8 million for the Chaplin School. The funds support student scholarships, construction of state-of-the-art facilities, faculty advancement, and education innovation in the fields of hospitality and tourism management.

To learn more about volunteering or attending the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, follow @sobewffvolunteers on Instagram and visit for tickets.

We serve a diverse community of students:

  • 61% Hispanic
  • 15% White Non-Hispanic
  • 13% Black
  • 4% Asian or Pacific Islander
  • 7% other minority groups

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