Location: Melbourne, Florida
Closest major city: Orlando, Florida
Most popular majors: Aerospace, Space Engineering, Aviation, Mechanical Engineering, Business, Marine Biology, and Biological Oceanography
Founded in 1958 at the dawn of the Space Race to educate scientists and engineers at what is now Kennedy Space Center, the Florida Institute of Technology is the only independent technological university in the Southeast. Academic and research endeavors for undergraduate students are unmatched, and include engineering, aerospace, robotics and information security. Located near the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River, Florida Tech offers unique opportunities in marine exploration. Scientific and psychological research on aging and infectious diseases are among the real-life issues examined. Faculty routinely allow students to collaborate on their research projects, further applying their learning.
-Undergraduate: Up to $15,000 academic scholarships available, renewable with 2.6/4.0 GPA. No application required. Decision made at the time of admission.
-Graduate: Competitive Research Assistantships available; Up to $6,000 academic scholarships available, renewable with 3.0/4.0 GPA. No application required. Decision made at the time of admission.
Student population: 3900
# international students: 585
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
Standardized tests: TOEFL iBT 79/IELTS 6.5
Ranking & Accreditation: Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
– Undergraduate: $31,370-34,430
– Graduate: $15,540
– Living cost: $9936
Housing options: On Campus
Enrollment deadline: Rolling admission