150 W. University Boulevard Melbourne, FL 32901-6975 321-674-8030
About Florida Institute of Technology
  • Year of Foundation 1958
  • Size of Campus 130 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,358
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 45%,55%, 56%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State N/A
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $50
  • Enrollment No. 4,839
Florida Institute of Technology, also known as Florida Tech and FIT, is an independent private technical research university located in Melbourne, Florida, United States. Founded in 1958 as Brevard Engineering College, the institute has been known by its present name since 1966. Florida Tech's curriculum is largely focused on engineering and science fields. As of 2010, the institute had an on campus student body of 3,600, almost equally divided between graduate-and undergraduate-level students, with the plurality of them focusing their studies on engineering and the sciences.As of 2010, its student body was roughly 9,000 combined on campus and online.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of sororities 3
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Newman Club, Protestant Campus Ministries.
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 10%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Union, Caribbean Student Association, Chinese Student Association, Chinese Student and Scholars Association, French ConneXion, Hindu Student Council, Sanskriti, International Student Association, Muslin Stud
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 7
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 2
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus International Affair, Homecoming, Engineering Week, Talent Show, Big Man on Campus. Greek Week, CAB Comedians.
  • Number of students in fraternities 7
  • Percent students who are frat members 16%
  • Number of honor societies Chi Epsilon, Delta Mu Delta, Order of Omega (Greek), Phi Eta Sigma, Psi Chi, Tau Beta Pi, Tri Beta.
  • Setting Urban
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport MELBOURNE (1), ORLANDO (70)
  • Distance to nearest train ORLANDO - KISSIMMEE (55)
  • Distance to nearest bus MELBOURNE (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 41%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 55%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (54%), women's dorms (6%), men's dorms (17%), apartment for single students (23%), special housing for disabled students (0%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 45%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 32%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 14%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 22
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
Campus Services
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 285,090
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 24
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 5,637
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 200
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, religious
  • Library Facilities General (Ret.) John Bruce Medaris Collection (personal papers and memorabilia); Edwin A. Link Collection (ocean-related personal papers), Jerome Keuper Collection (personal papers and memorabilia).
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Microforms 306,150
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 2,000
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Museums Maglev Lab, Center for Remote Sensing, Geospace Physics Lab, Wireless Center of Excellence, Bioenergy & Technology Lab, Robotics & Spatial Systems Lab, LOI Lab, Center for Information Assurance, Claude Pepper Institute for Aging, Infectious Diseases Lab, R
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 150
  • Number Of Subscriptions 3,916
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 24
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 12%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 9,894
  • Employed Students after 1 year 63%
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 63%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Harris Corporation, Northrop Grumman, Microsoft,Raytheon, United Space Alliance, Boeing, Lockheed Martin,U.S. Air Force Civilian, U.S. Army Civilian, U.S. Navy Civilian, Dept.of Defense, Devereux Florida,DRS Optronics,Enterprise Rent-A-Car,FIT Aviation,GE
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