Florida International University

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#T-99, overall score 49.5/100

Fun Fact:

FIU operates one of only three undersea research laboratories in the world. Four scientists and two technicians can stay underwater at the Aquarius facility for up to 10 days.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Miami, Fla.
  • Region: South
  • Campus type: Big city
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 45,813
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 3,500
  • Jewish population share: 8%
  • Student origin: 96% in-state / 4% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: PantherNOW
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Golden Panthers

COST & AID Score: 15/15

  • Score: 15/15
  • In-state tuition: $6,558
  • Out-of-state tuition: $18,956
  • Room & board costs: $10,846
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $7,833
  • Average loan debt: $20,022
  • Scholarship for Jewish students: 1

ACADEMICS Score: 3.33/20

  • Score: 3.33/20
  • Acceptance rate: 51%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 25:1
  • Median SAT range: 1100-1260
  • Jewish Studies program: Yes
  • Jewish Studies major: Minor
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 12.67/20

  • Score: 12.67/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 36
  • Israel-related clubs: Shalom, IAC Mishelanu
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never introduced

SAFETY Score: 5.67/11

  • Score: 5.67/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 1
  • Campus crime rate: 1.25/1,000 students (low)
  • City crime rate: 51.09/1,000 people (high)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 12.83/34

  • Score: 12.83/34
  • Hillel: Hillel at FIU
  • Chabad: Chabad at Florida International University
  • OU-JLIC: None
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi, ΣAM, ZBT
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 6 (1 Orthodox, 3 Conservative, 2 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alum: Danny Danon

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