(~30,000 enrolled students) University
in Miami, FL
. Part of the Florida state
university system, it is primarily
a commuter school
but offers dorms
for out of town
students as well. Much befitting to its name, FIU's student body is very multi-cultural, with many foreign exchange students, especially in the computer science and engineering graduate programs.
Having lived in Miami
all my life, my experience
at FIU has been that of a commuter
student. I graduated with a BA degree in Computer Science there, and am still there, working full time.
One thing I have noticed about FIU is the fact that students don't seem to want to get involved in anything outside of classes. Other universities have thriving computing clubs, Linux user groups; some even have gaming clubs were people get together and play networked games on the weekends. Very little of this at FIU, though. Perhaps it's the nature of a commuter school to be like this; people just want to take their classes and go home. More power to them, I suppose...