Reasons To Choose Florida Tech
Quality education— ✅
Beautiful location— ✅
Rich history, unique character and boundless opportunity— ✅ ✅ ✅
Florida Tech is so much more than classrooms, quizzes and professors. We’re different, and here's how:
We admit you directly into your major.
You’ve got goals, and we’re here to help you reach them. Knowing what it is you’re hoping to gain from your college experience ahead of time means we can start preparing your personalized path to achieving it right from the beginning.
We start major-related classes day one.
Again, why wait? Want to be a pilot? We’ll get you in an airplane within your first semester. A marine biologist? The most biodiverse estuary on the continent is in our backyard—dive in. An aerospace engineer? Study aircraft design your first year. A journalist? An entrepreneur? A meteorologist? Well, you get the picture.
We believe in hands-on, project-based learning.
From pitching new entrepreneurial endeavors to a panel of judges “Shark Tank” style in a freshman business class to building a Mars rover, an innovative mobile app or a cancer-screening device for a capstone senior design project, we believe in learning by doing. It’s engaging. It’s effective. And it prepares you for a career in your major before you even step foot in the “real world.”
We are small in all the best ways.
You are more than a number, and here, we treat you like it. Not only will you get to know your peers—in and out of your major—you’ll get to know, and research alongside, your professors. And with a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, they’ll know you by name, too. (It’s a good thing, we promise.)
We are international and embrace diversity.
About one-fourth of our on-campus undergraduate student population is international, and through annual festivals, cultural student clubs and organizations, regularly scheduled international meals in the dining hall, ethnically focused academic course offerings and more, we celebrate it.
We are a “STEM” school in every sense of the word acronym.
There’s a reason we are known as Florida’s STEM UniversityTM. Science, technology, engineering and math are the driving force behind who we are, what we do and why we exist. So, whether you’re majoring in aerospace engineering or multiplatform journalism, computer science or business, you will leave Florida Tech with a toolbox of complementary STEM skills that put you ahead of the competition in the eyes of potential employers.
We are situated in a big-opportunity location.
Florida Tech is located in Melbourne, Florida, in a region known as the Space Coast. Appropriate, right? For Florida Tech students, that means ample job and internship opportunities at places like NASA – Kennedy Space Center, SpaceX, Lockheed Martin, Embraer, Blue Origin, United Launch Alliance and more. More into water than space? Situated on the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon, research opportunities abound.
We bring the warmth.
Literally—360-plus days of sunshine, 72-degree average daily temperature, No. 3 place to live near the beach—AND figuratively—small-town charm, community atmosphere and a community of people who truly care about your well-being and success.
The list of reasons to become a Panther goes on, but simply put: There’s no place like Florida Tech.