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 2019 Fiske Guide to Colleges.
The Melbourne-based university is the only Florida school, and one of just 17 nationwide, including MIT, Georgia Tech and Caltech, named to Fiske’s list of Top Technical Institutes for engineering.
And it is one of just nine Florida schools included in the popular annual guide, which features a select group of about 320 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 – described as “high-flying and innovative” – is singled out for its challenging academic climate, appealing “contemporary” campus, student housing that is “modern and well maintained,” strong diversity, and majors that prepare students for real-world success.
Furthermore, given Florida Tech’s location near Kennedy Space Center and amid plentiful ocean and river access, “It comes as no surprise that some of the most cutting-edge work in space and water-related sciences happens here,” according to the guide’s entry on Florida Tech.
Florida Tech is one of two Florida schools ranked in the “Inexpensive” category in the Fiske Private College Index.
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.”
Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019 is available where books are sold.