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Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, Florida
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
3,286 Undergraduates
61% Admissions Rate
City: Small
Mostly Men
Private
Expensive
Region: South
Division 2
Size: Small
Doctoral
Engineering School
Florida Institute of Technology
150 West University Boulevard
Melbourne, Florida
32901-6975
(321) 674-8000
www.fit.edu

The Florida Institute of Technology, a private space-grant, doctoral and research university in Melbourne, Florida, is one of the top 155 institutions of higher education in the United States. Dr. Jerome P. Keuper established FIT in 1958. Its original name was Brevard Engineering College. It became FIT in 1966. Today, it sits on 130 acres of land, and is a short distance from Florida Tech Research Park, Orlando Melbourne International Airport and the Kennedy Space Center. Its motto is “Ad Astra Per Scientiam” or “To the stars through science." Notable alumni include astronaut Sunita Williams, former General of the United States Army Ann E. Dunwoody, baseball player Tim Wakefield, astronaut Kathryn P. Hire, astronaut George Zamka, engineer David A. King, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals Catharina Haynes, former United States Army Major General Galen B. Jackman and former United States Army four-star General Johnnie E. Wilson. The school’s colors are crimson and gray, its mascot is Pete the Panther and its teams are nicknamed the Panthers. Its sports affiliations are NCAA Division II, Sunshine State Conference and Gulf South Conference. Varsity sports offered by FIT include men’s baseball, basketball, football, golf, cross country, lacrosse, rowing and soccer, and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, tennis and rowing.

Location

Melbourne is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 76,068. The municipality is the second-largest in the county by both size and population. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

70

restaurants score

Students
70%

Men

30%

Women

30

Average Age of Entering Students

84%

Live On Campus

220

New Transfer Students

Admissions
61%

Acceptance Rate

13%

Enrollment Yield

1060-1260

SAT Range

9,503

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$31,582

Typical Cost

$41,240

Average Tuition

97%

Recieve Financial Aid

84%

Have Loans

$7,886

Median Debt

Academics
13.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

59

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

526

Doctorates Awareded

Mechanical Engineering

Top Major

21

Faculty Awards

31

National Academy Members

217

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

Gulf South Conference

Basketball Conference:

Sunshine State Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Sunshine State Conference

Football Division:

2

Basketball Division:

2

Track Division:

2

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