Academic Ranking of World Universities

Florida Institute of Technology
English Name: Florida Institute of Technology
Region: Northern America
Country: USA
Found Year: 1958
Address: 150 West University Blvd.
Website: http://www.fit.edu

   

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 bachelor's, master's 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, bioengineering;

construction management, international business, biomedical engineering,

premedical studies, prelaw, sports management, forensic psychology, nuclear

technology, 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 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 Tech's proximity to the Atlantic coastline of Central Florida in Brevard

County, better known as the "Space Coast," places the university in the state's

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 by Times Higher Education as one of the

top 200 universities in the world in its 2013 edition of World University

Rankings. Additionally, it has been listed as a Barron's 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 Bloomberg Businessweek

as the top university in Florida for return on investment.


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