The Florida International University Honors College is an academic college located on-campus at Florida International University in Miami, Florida in the United States. The Honors program opened in 1990 and the Honors College in 1997. Currently, there are 1090 students with over 50 full-time tenured, or tenure-track faculty with an average student ratio of 21:1.
The mission of The Honors College is to provide an intellectual community where outstanding students and dedicated teachers and scholars pursue intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and personal and professional enrichment marked by excellence in all engagements. It is guided by the FIU Value Statement, which espouses a commitment to: freedom of thought and expression; excellence in the pursuit, generation, dissemination, and application of knowledge; respect for the dignity of the individual; respect for the environment; honesty, integrity, and truth; diversity; and service excellence.
Honors housing is also available in Lakeview Hall South for Freshmen and Everglades Hall for upperclassmen at Honors Place. Started in 2000 with just 5 rooms, Honors Place now has over 100 students living in two separate residence halls and is the second-largest housing community after the F.Y.R.S.T. community. It was voted “Best Living and Learning Community” in the state of Florida by Florida Leader magazine (March 2004).