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Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL

At A Glance

Main Address

150 West University Boulevard

Melbourne, FL 32901-6982

https://www.fit.edu/

Admission Office

150 West University Boulevard

Melbourne, FL 32901-6975

(321) 674-8030

Fax : (321) 674-8004

admission@fit.edu

Contact : Michael Perry

Interim Executive Director of Admission

Type of School

Medium

Private

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Code: 5080

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 59.0%

Total undergraduates : 3,565

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 668

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 85.0%

Average financial aid package : $37,926.00

In-State Tuition : $43,246.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $43,246.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Jul 1

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 4 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : May 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jul 1

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : May 1

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 14 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 59.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 79.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Engineering : 47.0%
Business/Marketing : 13.0%
Transportation and Materials Moving : 10.0%
Psychology : 7.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 6.0%
Biology : 5.0%

Associates
Transportation and Materials Moving : 100.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Aquaculture B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B M
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B D
Biotechnology M
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology M
Conservation Biology M
Ecology M
Genome Sciences/Genomics B
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography B M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting A B M
Accounting and Business/Management B
Accounting and Finance M
Business Administration and Management, General A B D M
Finance, General B M
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General B M
International Business/Trade/Commerce B M
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management B M
Management Information Systems, General B M
Management Science M
Marketing/Marketing Management, General A B M
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management M
Organizational Leadership B M
Project Management M
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management M
Small Business Administration/Management B
Transportation/Mobility Management M

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
International and Intercultural Communication M
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B D M
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance M
Information Science/Studies A B M
Information Technology Project Management M

Education
Environmental Education M
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels M

Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General B D M
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering B D M
Chemical Engineering B D M
Civil Engineering, General B D M
Computer Engineering, General B D M
Computer Software Engineering B M
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B D M
Mechanical Engineering B D M
Ocean Engineering B D M
Operations Research D M
Systems Engineering D M

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician B
Engineering Design D M
Engineering/Industrial Management M

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Health/Health Care Administration/Management A B M

Legal Professions & Studies
Pre-Law Studies B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies B
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A

Mathematics & Statistics
Applied Mathematics B D M
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General B M

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B D M
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management B M

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B D M
Meteorology A B M
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical B D M
Physics, General B D M
Planetary Astronomy and Science B

Psychology
Applied Behavior Analysis D M
Clinical Psychology D
Forensic Psychology B
Industrial and Organizational Psychology D M
Psychology, General B

Transportation & Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General A B D
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations A B M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cooperative Education

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Internships

Honors Program

Student-Designed Major

Independent Study

Accelerated Program

Cross-Registration

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Distance Learning

Computer Services

371 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Where Graduates Go

Within one year of receiving their bachelor’s degree:

Business : 3.0%

Other : 26.0%

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : botanical garden, center for sports and recreation, center for textile arts, art museum, 0.8-m telescope, center for aviation training and research, center for autism treatment, center for science and engineering, Digital Scholarship Lab, MakerSpace

Geographic Location : 76 miles from Orlando.

Small City

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 3,565

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 668

Degree-seeking undergrads : 3,293

Graduate enrollment : 2,513

Student General Information

All students average age : 21

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 54.0%

Out of state students : 46.0%

Part Time students : 4.0%

Percentage of males : 71.0%

Percentage of females : 29.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Black African American : 6.0%

Asian : 2.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 10.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 2.0%

White : 52.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 24.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

12.0% Men who Join Fraternities

8.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : Crimson

Student Newspaper URL : crimson.fit.edu

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 84.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 48.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $200.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Panthers

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Scholarship

NCAA Division II

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Personal counseling

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Chaplain/spiritual director

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Club

Women's Club

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Club

Men's NCAA Division II

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Bowling

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Ice Hockey

Men's Club

Women's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Rowing (Crew)

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division II

Sailing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division II

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Tennis

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division II

Other Sports : street dance, surf club


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 9,743

Admitted : 6,406

Enrolled : 668

Somewhat selective 66.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Level of Applicant's Interest

Considered

Alumni Relation

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Interview

Recommendations

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Considered if submitted: SAT Subject Tests

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Applications reviewed with reference to specific degree programs or for admission to first-year programs in engineering, science and general studies. High school curriculum, GPA, class rank, SAT/ACT, teachers' recommendations, experiential essay, special classes, clubs or teams that involve research projects/opportunities, and advanced problem-solving techniques are important.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 26.0%

Top Quarter : 58.0%

Top Half : 85.0%

Bottom Half : 15.0%

Bottom Quarter : 2.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 18.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 10.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 8.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 5.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 14.0%

600 - 699 : 50.0%

500 - 599 : 33.0%

400 - 499 : 3.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 22.0%

600 - 699 : 46.0%

500 - 599 : 30.0%

400 - 499 : 2.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 31.0%

24 - 29 : 45.0%

18 - 23 : 23.0%

12 - 17 : 1.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 24.0%

24 - 29 : 54.0%

18 - 23 : 20.0%

12 - 17 : 2.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 29.0%

24 - 29 : 37.0%

18 - 23 : 30.0%

12 - 17 : 4.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Credit is awarded for the College Board AP examinations on which a student scores 4 or higher as listed in Florida Tech's catalog.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

2

0

Social Studies

2

0

Foreign Language

0

2

Science Lab

3

0

Academic Electives

2

0

Computer Science

0

2

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

3

4

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 78.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 34.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

580 - 690

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

570 - 670

ACT Composite

24 - 30


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

4

3

--

All

3-D Art and Design

4

3

--

All

Art History

4

3

--

All

Biology

4

4

BIO 1010 & BIO 1030 or MAR 1010 & MAR 1030

All

5

8

BIO 1010 & BIO 1030 or MAR 1010 & MAR 1030 and BIO 1020 & BIO 1040 or MAR 1020 & MAR 1040

All

Calculus AB

4

4

MTH 1001

All

Calculus BC

4

8

MTH 1001, 1002

All

Chemistry

4

4

CHM 1101

All

5

8

CHM 1101, 1102

All

Chinese Language and Culture

4

6

--

All

Comparative Government and Politics

4

3

--

All

Computer Science A

4

4

CSE 1001

All

Computer Science Principles

4

3

CSE 1010

All

Drawing

4

3

--

All

English Language and Composition

4

3

COM 1101

All

English Literature and Composition

4

3

COM 1102

All

Environmental Science

4

3

ENS 1001

All

European History

4

3

--

All

French Language and Culture

4

6

LNG 2101 and LNG 2102

All

German Language and Culture

4

6

LNG 2201 and LNG 2202

All

Human Geography

4

3

--

All

Italian Language and Culture

4

6

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

4

6

--

All

Latin

4

6

--

All

Macroeconomics

4

3

BUS 2303

All

Microeconomics

4

3

BUS 2304

All

Music Theory

4

3

MUS 1310

All

Physics 1

4

3

EDS 1031 (3) or Science 1xxx Elective

All

Physics 2

4

3

EDS 1031 (3) or Science 1xxx Elective

All

Physics B

4

3

EDS 1031 OR Science 1xxx Elective

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

4

PHY 2002

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

4

PHY 1001

All

Psychology

4

3

PSY 1411

All

Research

4

3

COM 1101

All

Seminar

4

3

--

All

Spanish Language and Culture

4

6

LNG 2301 and LNG 2302

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

4

3

--

All

Statistics

4

3

--

All

United States Government and Politics

4

3

--

All

United States History

4

3

--

All

World History: Modern

4

3

--

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

Biology

50

3

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

3

Chemistry

50

3

College Algebra

50

3

College Mathematics

50

3

English Literature

50

6

French I

50

6

French II

62

12

German I

50

6

German II

63

12

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

52

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Spanish I

50

6

Spanish II

66

12

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 80.0%

% of loans / jobs : 20.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 65.0%

% Judged to have need : 88.0%

% that were offered aid : 88.0%

% that had need fully met : 34.0%

% of need met : 85.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $37,926.00

Avg non need-based aid : $16,158.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $28,406.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,386.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $38,943.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 1

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Jay Lally

Financial aid office phone : (321) 674-8070

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

State aid form

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,188.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Minority Status

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Athletics

Music/Drama

ROTC

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

External finance company

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Army : Offered on Campus

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$43,246.00

$43,246.00

$43,246.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$43,246.00

$43,246.00

$43,246.00

Room and board:

$13,180.00

$13,180.00

$900.00

Books and supplies:

$1,200.00

$1,200.00

$1,200.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,100.00

$2,100.00

$2,100.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

$2,520.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$61,226.00

$61,226.00

$49,966.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$61,226.00

$61,226.00

$49,966.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Football

Available

Golf

Available

Lacrosse

Available

Available

Rowing (Crew)

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Swimming

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 24

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 90

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 90

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Essay or Personal Statement

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 1,137

Transfers admitted percentage: 50.0%

Transfers admitted: 573

Transfers enrolled percentage: 17.0%

Transfers enrolled: 198

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 29.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 71.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $43,246.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $13,180.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $13,180.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,188.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $8,588,412.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 487

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 79

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser