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Florida International University (FIU) is located in Miami, Florida. There are two campuses – one in Miami-Dade County and the other in North Miami. The latter campus is the main campus. About 60 percent of the students who attend FIU are Hispanic. Florida International University began in 1965 and is 334 acres large. According to the 2014 Best Colleges edition of US News and World Report, FIU Is a Tier 2 National university with over 37,000 students. Tuition and fees for Florida residents are about $6,500 and almost triple that for non-Florida residents – for 2013 to 2014. The school is the second biggest university in Florida and the 7th biggest in the US. There are close to 3,000 full-time faculty members. Its admission rate, about 40 percent, is one of the most competitive in Florida.

Florida International University is committed to research and has been recognized for its research by the Carnegie Foundation. Its annual budget is over a billion dollars. FIU grants about 3,400 graduate and professional degrees in addition to its undergraduate degrees. Students can get graduate degrees in architecture, business, education, law, medicine and engineering. Undergraduate degrees include over 280 majors across all the school's 23 colleges. Athletic teams participate in the Sun Belt NCAAA Division I Sports conferences. The Team nickname is the Golden Panthers. There are over 30 sororities and fraternities and many student organizations.

Applications to Florida International University are rolling. ACT or SAT score results must be into the school by August 31. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of about two out every five applicants. Classes are large. The student to faculty ratio is 26 to 1. Less than a quarter of the classes have less than 20 students. Over 80 percent of students stay beyond their first year. Danno Pino, who has appeared on many TV shows, is an alumni. Adam Stewart, who runs Sandals Resorts Casino, is also an alumni.

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