Annual Guide Highlights ‘Best
and Most Interesting’ Schools
MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology is one of the “best and most interesting institutions in the nation,” according to the 2018 Fiske Guide to Colleges.
The Melbourne-based university is one of just nine Florida schools included in the popular guide, which features a select group of about 300 of the nation’s more than 2,200 colleges and universities.
In the guide, compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, Florida Tech is singled out for its challenging academic climate, appealing “contemporary” campus, student housing that is “modern and well maintained,” and for offering majors that prepare students for real-world success.
“Those who plan their education well are able to get high-paying technical jobs as soon as they graduate,” according to guide’s entry on Florida Tech.
Florida Tech is listed as a Top Technical Institute for engineering and is ranked in the
“Inexpensive” category in the Private College Index – one of just two Florida schools on that list.
Florida Tech, the guide concludes, offers a powerful mix of academic, social, cultural and geographical strengths.
“Whether it’s surveying the sky 30,000 feet above or marine coral 50 feet below the sea, students at Florida Tech gets hands-on experience that serves to sharpen the schools’ already specialized, high-quality academics,” the guide says. “The administration continues to focus on capital improvements, sponsor cutting-edge research, and embrace diversity.
“And with beaches and amusements close at hand, students can have some real fun in the sun while they prepare for high-flying or low-lying careers.”