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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)

1500 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tallahassee, FL

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FAMU is a public historically black institution located in Tallahassee, Florida. Most historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were established after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. As a land grant institution this school is one of the larger public institutions in the state of Florida. Approximately thirteen thousand students are enrolled yearly at FAMU.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Social Sciences

To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit school transcripts, which are then reviewed by the admissions committee. Most students admitted to FAMU have an SAT score in a range of 1280 to 1530, or an ACT score between 18 to 22. This school has an admissions rate of about 48% of which only 52% chose to attend. More information on admissions can be found at famu.edu.

Tuition & fees at FAMU vary for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs approximately $5,700 per year and out-of-state tuition costing $19,000 annually. Student housing is available for students and costs about $5,400 each year. Some students at FAMU may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically provided as scholarships, grants, and loans.

FAMU offers a variety of athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Available sports offered may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AA)

Students who would like to see more about Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University can visit their website at http://www.famu.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the applicants FAMU accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University has a total student population of about 9,900. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 16% enrolling as graduate students and 82% as undergraduate students.

$11,100

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $3,200-$3,800
    • Out-of-State: $15,000-$17,430
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $190-$230 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $590-$700 per credit unit
  • May offer prepaid tuition rates, allowing tuition to be purchased at current rates for future enrollment.

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships87%$9,107
Receiving Student Loans72%$6,440
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University may provide services to students including:

  • Online course work available
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University has an overall graduation rate which is around 41%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years12%
Graduating in 5 Years18%
Graduating in 6 Years12%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University - College of Law

  • Law Program
    • * Accredited by the American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (since 2009)

Campus: Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program
  • Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program
  • Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Bowling
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
51.41%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
96%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
16:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
6

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,150