Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida


Looking to go South to study engineering, aeronautics/aviation, or marine biology.  You may want to consider Florida Institute of Technology in the small city of Melbourne, not far from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center.  Florida Tech is a private national research university with small classes, a flight school, and co-op opportunities for engineering majors. 
The school offers up to $19K/year in academic scholarships. Eagle Scouts and Gold Awards (Girl Scouts) receive a minimum of $10K/year in academic scholarships, as do members of high school FIRST Robotics teams.

Melbourne is not a college town and there is a low male/female ratio, so college life may be limited. There is, however, Greek life and over 100 clubs. The school is starting up a Football program in Fall 2013 and is a Division II school. About half the students are from out of the state of Florida; 20% are international students.

The school wants to encourage you to attend so the application is free and if you visit and subsequently attend, you will receive a $1,000/year Florida Visit Grant.

Have you attended or visited Florida Tech? What were your impressions?

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