Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL, USA
4.08 Average Rating

Florida Tech is home to the serious seekers, the relentlessly curious, bold and driven scholars who learn best by doing. Our hands-on approach to education includes a cooperative education program, field research projects, capstone experiences, countless research opportunities and job and internship connections at major employers like Northrop Grumman Corp., NASA - Kennedy Space Center, L3Harris Technologies Inc., SpaceX, Embraer and more. As the only independent technological university in the Southeastern U.S., Florida Tech is committed to providing our culturally diverse student body a high-quality education in the sciences, engineering, technology, business, psychology, liberal arts, aviation and related disciplines that prepares them to enter the global workforce, seek further higher education opportunities and serve within their communities. We are located in sunny Melbourne, Florida, which, in addition to its beautiful beaches, is known for its high-tech industry, historic—yet eclectic—downtown, art scene, surf culture and proximity to Kennedy Space Center and Orlando-area attractions. Other people come here to vacation. Students come to pursue their dreams with drive and determination.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
65%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
34%
Out-Of-State Students
46%
30%
Submitting ACT
59%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 28
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1264
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
6,271
Total Number of Undergrads
3,660
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
47%
20-39 Students
41%
40-99 Students
10%
0
100
45%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
58%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$32,776
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$42,346
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$42,346
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,880
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
83%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
22%
Average Aid Per Year
$24,590
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
22%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,418
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$20,857

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
53%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,610
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,625
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$280

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
71%
29%
Student Organizations
134
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
47%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Panther
School Colors
crimson and gray
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Gulf South Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Melbourne
Washington
Orlando
New York
Tampa
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
63%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$61,200

What Students Are Saying

4.08 Average Rating
Florida Tech is a great campus for those who are interested int he sciences and want a small well rounded school. Don't let the idea of it being a tech school fool you, we have sports and a Greek life system that brings you excitement when your not in the lab! 5 stars and 2 thumbs up! Join the panther family.
Sarah