Florida Institute of Technology

Florida Institute of Technology is unique among Florida colleges and universities in that it offers the resources of a national research institution combined with the robust, personalized learning experiences of a small college; a combination the university calls "High Tech with a Human Touch". As a result, Florida Tech students experience the rigor of strong academic programs, impactful relationships with expert faculty, and the excitement of a diverse and dynamic campus life.In official terms, Florida Tech is a regionally accredited, coeducational, independent, privately supported university. But it is so much more. As the only independent technological university in the Southeastern United States, it is also an international center for innovation, high-caliber research and world-class education. A truly global university, Florida Tech attracts undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 United States and more than 100 other countries worldwide. Florida Tech awards bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in aeronautics, business, engineering, science, mathematics, psychology, humanities, communication and education. Popular programs include biological science, marine biology, aerospace and mechanical engineering, environmental science, physics and space science, civil engineering, aeronautical science and aviation, and computer science. The university also offers programs in meteorology, construction management, international business, biomedical engineering, premedical studies, prelaw, sports management, forensic psychology, systems engineering, human-centered design, biomathematics and astrobiology.Florida Tech has more than 125 special focus laboratories devoted to professional-level research in fields such as aquaculture, fluid dynamics, remote sensing, environmental education, infectious diseases, laser optics and instrumentation, magnetic levitation, microelectronics, robotics and spatial systems, and wind and hurricane research.Since 2008, when the university celebrated its 50th anniversary, Florida Tech has engaged in extensive new construction on the Melbourne, Fla. campus. Recent additions include a new student design center, student services building, state-of-the-art dining facility, aquatic center and residence village, as well as two new centers of excellence, the Scott Center for Autism Treatment and Harris Center for Science and Engineering, both designed to enhance student learning-and have a positive impact on society as a whole-through basic and applied research. Florida Techs proximity to the Atlantic coastline of Central Florida in Brevard County, better known as the "Space Coast," places the university in the states High Tech Corridor, which is home to Kennedy Space Center, United Space Alliance, Harris Corporation, and many other significant government agencies and technology companies. The area has the most concentrated high-tech economy in the state and one of the largest high-tech workforces in the nation, which results in ample opportunity for students to network with top employers and find internships, co-op positions and careers.Florida Tech is ranked a Tier One Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. Florida Tech has also been ranked a top 20 small university in the world by Times Higher Education.. Additionally, it has been listed as a Barrons Guide "Best Buy" in college education, ranked a "Best Southeastern College" by The Princeton Review, and named among the top private universities in Florida by Washington Monthly College Rankings. Most recently, Florida Tech was named by Payscale.com as the top university in Florida for return on investment.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1958 N/A Semester $62.1 million 150 W. University Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901 (321) 674-8000
overall score total score state city online paying global
40 100.0 Florida Melbourne 171 175