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Other Points of Pride:

  • The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education ranked FIU R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity
  • The Florida Board of Governors designated FIU as an “Emerging Preeminent State Research University”

Best of FIU

  • Solutions Center

    FIU has the highest research classification offered by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university has earned more than $1 billion during the past decade. We define our most impactful research programs as preeminent.

  • Best of the Best

    FIU is ranked second-best university in the state by the Florida Board of Governors based on goals related to student success and improvement. U.S. News & World Report ranks Florida as the best state in the nation for higher education.

  • One and Only

    Aquarius is the world’s only underwater ocean laboratory. Located six miles off the coast of Key Largo and 60 feet below the ocean surface, this complex human habitat is designed for research and exploration.

  • Consistently Great

    For four years and counting, BizBash has named SOBEWFF the #1 food and restaurant industry event in the United States

  • Saving Lives

    The 12-fan Wall of Wind is the largest and most powerful university research facility of its kind. Its ability to simulate storms is helping researchers figure out ways to build stronger structures to keep us safe during life-threatening storms.

About Miami or South Florida

Diversity is in our DNA

Miami is home to more than 150 ethnicities and 60 languages.

Only in Miami

Miami is the only city in the United States that is bordered by two separate national parks – Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park.