Florida Tech

Undergraduates: 3258
Setting: Small
In-state Tuition: $35,460.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $35,460.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 9:1
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1148 / 25 / 3.6
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 71:29
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 61%

The Florida Institute of Technology, is a private research university located in Melbourne, Florida, United States. Florida Tech has five academic divisions with strong emphases on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Florida Institute of Technology is an independent technological university that provides quality education, furthers knowledge through basic and applied research, and serves the diverse needs of our local state, national, and international constituencies. In support of this mission, we are committed to:- creating an organizational culture that values and encourages intellectual curiosity, a sense of belonging and shared purpose among faculty, students and staff, and pursuit of excellence in all endeavors;- recruiting and developing faculty who are internationally recognized as educators, scholars and researchers;-achieving recognition as an effective, innovative, technology-focused educational and research institution;-recruiting and retaining a high-quality, highly selective and culturally diverse student body;-continued improvement in the quality of campus life for members of the university community;-providing personal and career growth opportunities for both traditional and nontraditional students and members of the faculty and staff.

When Florida Institute of Technology was founded in 1958, classes were held in leased classrooms at Eau Gallie Junior High School (now Westshore Junior/Senior High School at 250 West Brevard Avenue) and at University of Melbourne's lone building on Country Club Boulevard. Classes were moved from Eau Gallie Junior High School to Melbourne Methodist Church on Waverly St. in 1959 after the school district disapproved of two black students using the junior high school classrooms. In 1961, Brevard Engineering College purchased the property of the University of Melbourne (Florida)[8] which became the main campus in the heart of Melbourne, Florida. The only existing building at the time was the current Ray A. Work building. The next building to be built was the Keuper building, originally used as a library. Today it houses the Admissions, Financial Aid and Student Employment departments. In the 1960s and 1970s many buildings were constructed on the main campus. Since 1996 the university has been in the midst of much construction and expansion. Following a $50 million grant given to them by the F. W. Olin Foundation, Florida Tech has constructed three new facilities for their engineering, life science, and physical science departments. In the early 1990s Florida Institute of Technology changed its promotional identity from FIT to Florida Tech, to avoid confusion with the Fashion Institute of Technology at the State University of New York. This name change created some confusion in the Orlando, Florida area with the existing Florida Technical College and Florida Technological University, the former name of the University of Central Florida.

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Jere H. Akin 1974 US-O8 insignia.svg Major General USA, (Ret). Commanded Army's Pentagon Logistics Operations during Operation Desert Shield/Storm (1990�91) James Ball 1974 US-O8 insignia.svg Major General USA, (Ret) James E. Bickford 1974 US-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General USA, (Ret). Kentucky Secretary of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection. William L. Bond 1979 US-O8 insignia.svg Major General USA, (Ret). Director, Force Development, US Army Edward M. Browne 1974 US-O8 insignia.svg Major General USA, (Ret) Douglas D. Buchholtz 1974 US-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General USA, Class of 1974. Director for Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems Joint (DOD) Staff Lela E. Buis 1991 America author, poet and playwright Charles C. Cannon 1976 US-O8 insignia.svg Major General USA, (Ret) Charles F. Drenz 1973 US-O8 insignia.svg Major General USA, (Ret) Ann E. Dunwoody 1987 US-O10 insignia.svg General USA, M.S., First female four-star general in the military Otto J. Guenther 1973 US-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General USA, (Ret). Director of Information Systems for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers for the United States Army James L. Herdt 1992 9th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, M.B.A Joan Higginbotham 1992 American engineer, NASA Astronaut, M.S. Management Science, 1992, M.S. Space Systems, 1996 Ronald V. Hite 1974 US-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General USA, (Ret) Dennis K. Jackson 1980 US-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General USA Harry G. Karegeannes 1973 US-O8 insignia.svg Major General USA, (Ret) Aaron L. Lilley 1974 US-O8 insignia.svg Major General USA, (Ret) Johnnie E. Wilson 1977 US-O10 insignia.svg General USA, (Ret). M.S., Logistics Management, 1977 [55] Michael J. Pepe 1973 US-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General USA, (Ret) Albert Scott Crossfield 1982 USAF Astronaut, Honorary Doctorate of Science, 1982. Waleed a. Samkari 1988 US-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General. Former director of the Jordanian Maintenance Corps. Masters Degree, 1988 Hubert G. Smith 1975 US-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General USA, (Ret) Julian A. Sullivan, Jr. 1980 US-O8 insignia.svg Major General USA, (Ret) Stephen Lee Morgan 1980s COO of CLS America, M.S. and Ed.S. in Engineering Management and Space Technology Galen B. Jackman 1983 US-O8 insignia.svg Major General USA, (Ret). Chief of Legislative Liaison, U.S. Army Tim Wakefield Drafted by professional baseball in his junior year. Felix Soto Toro 1990 Astronaut applicant, Developed the Advanced Payload Transfer Measurement System (ASPTMS) for NASA, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1990 Kathryn P. Hire 1991 NASA Astronaut (STS-90), M.S., Space Technology, 1991 David A. King 1991 Director, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, MBA, 1991 Larry L. Hereth 1992 Commander of the Fifth Coast Guard District of the United States Coast Guard, MBA, 1992 Stephen R. Speed 1993 U.S. Naval Officer, Former mayor of Dover, Delaware, MBA, 1993 Sunita Williams 1995 NASA Astronaut, M.S., Engineering Management, 1995 George D. Zamka 1997 NASA Astronaut (STS-120), USMC Officer, M.S., Engineering Management, 1997 Richard Adams 1976 Inventor Jim Quinn 1988 Engineer at Orange County Choppers, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering James W. Thomas Chief Financial Officer and Co-founder of MapQuest.com Larry Clark[disambiguation needed] 1996 Commercial airline pilot and private Astronaut candidate for the Canadian Arrow in 2004 Wassim Michael Haddad 1987 IEEE Fellow and Full Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S./M.S./Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering Jose E. Andrade 2001 Professor at California Institute of Technology (CalTech), B.S. in Civil Engineering Ling Rothrock 1990 Professor (tenured) at Pennsylvania State University, B.S. in Mathematics Lawrence Hall[disambiguation needed] 1980 IEEE Fellow, Full Professor, and Department Chair at University of South Florida, B.S. in Mathematics Richard Hatch Original winner of the CBS Survivor Television series


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