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Worlds Ahead

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university and in less than five decades has become a top 100 public university, according to U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges. FIU is focused on student success and research excellence, with nearly $200 million in annual research expenditures. The Next Horizon campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today FIU has two campuses and multiple centers including sites in Qingdao and Tianjin, China and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond.

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 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)