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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

  • Tallahassee, FL
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 61%39%
    student ratio
  • 8,930
    total students
  • $5,645 | $17,585
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • May 15
    fall application deadline
  • 44%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 474
    sat math
  • 481
    sat reading
  • 464
    sat writing
  • 20
    act composite

Overview

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Blends a Strong Research Focus with a Commitment to Economic Empowerment

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University was founded in 1887 as the State Normal School for Colored Students. Today, FAMU continues its mission to be a best in class land-grant institution with a global reach that focuses on science, technology, research, agriculture and mathematics (STREAM). FAMU contributes to a strong workforce by providing a high-quality, affordable education to students of diverse backgrounds.

FAMU¿s achievements are what set it apart as a unique learning experience. U.S. News and World Report has recognized FAMU among the 2014 Best National Universities and Top 10 Best Historically Black Colleges or Universities. It is listed among The Princeton Review¿s ¿Best in the Southeast¿ colleges. Florida A&M is also one of the top picks for providing a high quality education at an affordable price in Florida, according to The College Database (2013).

FAMU values diversity in thought, perspective and culture. The university enrolls nearly 10,000 students hailing from across the United States and more than 70 countries, including Africa, the Bahamas, Brazil, Indonesia, China and the United Arab Emirates, to name a few. The student body includes representatives from all ethnic, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds.

A Wide Range of Academic Degree Programs Makes FAMU a Good Choice for Students

Students seeking a challenging academic foundation will find a variety of programs to meet their career objectives at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. The university offers 54 bachelor¿s degree, 29 master¿s degree, three professional degrees and 12 doctoral programs in a wide range of academic areas.

The most popular undergraduate programs are business administration, biology, criminal justice and allied health. Other majors are available in every field, from animal science to engineering and nursing. Additionally, the school offers several distinctive degree programs. These include such majors as jazz studies, cardiopulmonary sciences, journalism, and health information management.

FAMU Leads Community Dialogue Through Scholarly Institutes and Centers

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is home to a wide variety of institutes and centers where faculty and students conduct research to develop real-world solutions to society¿s challenges.

The newest addition is the Sustainability Institute, which will focus on economic growth and job creation by seeking solutions through a multi-partnership effort that includes external and internal strategic alliances. Students and faculty will work closely with international stakeholders to provide solutions to global socio-economic ecological and energy sustainability issues.

In 1978 the Florida legislature established the Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research to provide leadership, undertake research, and development activities that will contribute to industry growth in Florida and the southeastern United States. The Center conducts research in the areas of grape genetics and breeding, vineyard best management practices, product development, grape biotechnology, and small fruit evaluation and production methods. Each year, the Center hosts the Grape Harvest Festival to educate the community on economic importance of native Florida varieties of small fruit.

Housed in the Department of Physics at FAMU, the Center for Plasma Science and Technology (CePaST) is one of the premier centers for the study of plasmas in the state of Florida. CePaST is home to a highly successful team of faculty, students and researchers dedicated to new science and new applications of theoretical, experimental, and computational plasma physics. Major programs include remote sensing research in the nation¿s defense, fusion and plasma research for alternative power and advanced materials, and advanced computations research in support of plasmas and photonics physics.

You can learn more about FAMU¿s Institutes and Centers online.

Enjoy a Rich FAMU Campus Experience through Clubs, Organizations, Greek Life, and Recreational Activities

In addition to being one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation, FAMU offers students the opportunity to actively engage in a broad range of educational and/or recreational activities. There are more than 100 recognized student clubs and organizations at FAMU. Its Office of Student Activities provides leadership training opportunities, funding, and other benefits to ensure that student life is as dynamic as possible.

Additionally, students can research and join several honor societies and professional organizations, as well as Greek letter organizations, such as fraternities and sororities. These groups foster opportunities to build leadership skills, character, and a sense of philanthropy and civic engagement through community service projects.

FAMU students have access to excitement and fun every day at the Student Union, which houses a bowling alley, ballroom, hair salon and television room, just to name a few. The Union is also the home of the FAMU Student Government Association, which makes it the center of a well-rounded campus life.

Satellite Campuses Across Florida Contribute to a Statewide Network of Connections

In addition to the main campus in Tallahassee, FAMU has several satellite campuses across Florida. They include the College of Law in Orlando and the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS), which has sites in Crestview, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Miami.

The College of Law is distinguished by its Center for International Law and Justice, which engages in nationally-recognized research, training, and advocacy in the areas of international and comparative law.

Boasting 13 patents, FAMU has the only College of Pharmacy nationwide that offers nationally-accredited MPH and DrPH degree programs.

The existence of these prestigious satellite campuses benefits all FAMU students by establishing connections and networking across Florida, and contributing to the overall value of a degree from Florida A&M University.


Location & Contact


Tallahassee, FL 32307-3200
USA

Ms.Barbara Cox

Director, Admissions

Phone: 850-599-3796
Fax: 850-599-3069
Email: ugrdadmissions@famu.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Agribusiness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Agriculture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Architecture
    • Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African American/Black Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Relations/Image Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Agricultural Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Construction Engineering Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Health Information/Medical Records Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Respiratory Care Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy and Religious Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

44% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied5,029
    • Accepted2,263
    • Acceptance Rate44%
    • Enrolled8,930
    • Female Applicants2,989
    • Females Accepted1,477
    • Female Acceptance Rate49%
    • Male Applicants2,040
    • Males Accepted786
    • Male Acceptance Rate38%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.5
    • Required for Some Interview
      audition for music major applicants
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.27
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen May 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen May 15th --
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer May 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 481 430 520
    • SAT Math 474 420 510
    • SAT Writing 464 410 490
    • ACT Composite 20 18 22
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$5,645
    • Out-of-state tuition *$17,585
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$140.00
    • Room and board *$9,576.00
    • Room only *$5,558.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planYes
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students8,930
    • Male Student Percentage39%
    • Female Student Percentage61%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino1.22%
    • Black or African American93.59%
    • White or Caucasian3.43%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.16%
    • Asian.72%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races.03%
    • Unknown%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.85% representing 50 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students15.5% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 27%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations National Council of Negro Women, FAMU Chapter, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Psi Chi International Honor Society, Caribbean Student Association, Academy of Student Pharmacists/Student National Pharmaceutical Association
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No Yes No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Football Yes Division B Yes
    • Golf Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes No No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
    • Wrestling Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes Yes Yes
    • Cheerleading Yes Yes No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Golf Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Gymnastics Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes No No
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
    • Wrestling Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty733
    • Full-time Percentage75%
    • Part-time Percentage25%
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio17:1 or 9,465 students to 560 faculty


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