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America's Best Colleges

FIU is the No. 29 university in the nation and the fourth-ranked public university, according to the America’s Best Colleges 2024 rankings published on

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#4 Public University

Empowering Student Success

FIU is committed to excellence in student success, research and teaching, regardless of the challenges.

Best Colleges - U.S. News & World Report - Undergraduate Teaching 2022-2023

Top 10 in undergraduate teaching
among public universities


Best Colleges - U.S. News & World Report - Most Innovative 2022-2023

Top 15 in innovation
among public universities



Top of the Class

FIU graduate programs across the academic spectrum are ranked in the TOP 50 among public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings released in 2023.

  • #2International MBA
  • #3Global Policy
  • #11Public Finance
  • #16Local Government Management
  • #19International Law
  • #22Legal Writing
  • #32Trial Advocacy
  • #34Nursing Master's Degree
  • #39Public Health
  • #41Dispute Resolution
  • #42Intellectual Property Law
  • #43Biostatistics
  • #46Public Affairs
  • #49Social Work
  • #50Constitutional Law

Best Colleges - U.S. News & World Report - International Policy 2023

Best Colleges - U.S. News & World Report - Nursing Masters 2023

Best Colleges - U.S. News & World Report - Public Health 2023

Best Colleges - U.S. News & World Report - Social Work 2023

Top 50 U.S. News Rankings

  • #2 Undergraduate International Business
  • #2 Among the Best Medical Schools: Diversity Index
  • #9Undergraduate Teaching: Public Universities
  • #14Part-time Law

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FIU named top 10 nationally in the economic return of graduates’ investment in a college degree.

By Degree Choices

Excellence in Research

Highest Research Activity

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education ranked FIU R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity.

Preeminent Research

The Florida Board of Governors designated FIU as an “Emerging Preeminent State Research University.”