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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Tallahassee, FL

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Overview

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is a University institution located in Tallahassee, FL, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address Office of Admissions
Tallahassee, FL  32307
United States
Contact Ms. Chester Hood
Associate Director, Admissions
Email: ugrdadmissions@famu.edu
Phone: 850-599-3796
Fax: 850-599-3069

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Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations Checkmark
Agriculture, General Checkmark
Food Science Checkmark
Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African-american/black Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Journalism Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Information Technology Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Social Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Trade And Industrial Teacher Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Agricultural Engineering Checkmark
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Construction Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Electrical, Electronic, And Communications Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
Health/health Care Administration/management Checkmark
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, And Administration, Other Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy And Religious Studies, Other Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

9,472
Applied
3,124
Accepted
7,402
Enrolled
33%
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Female Admissions

6,718
Females Applied
2,254
Females Accepted
34%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,754
Males Applied
870
Males Accepted
32%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

35
Application Fee
3.58
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
3 recommendations
Required for some programs Interview
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3
Other requirements: Audition for music major applicants

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen May 1st Not reported
Early decision plan November 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 520 590
SAT Math 510 560
ACT Composite 20 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

5,645
In-state
17,585
Out-of-state
5,645
In-district
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Fees

140
Full-time student fees
10,986
Room & board
6,012
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

13,083
Avg. Financial Aid Package
14,039
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,991
Avg. Loan Aid
7,274
Avg. Grant Aid
6,852
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
58.6%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
8%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

7,402
Total Undergrad students
0%
International Students
16%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.74%
Black or African American 88.5%
White or Caucasian 2.96%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.06%
Asian 0.47%
Two or more races 2.93%

Gender

Male (34.59%)
Female (65.41%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 18%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Homecoming Convocation, Career Expo and Welcome Week

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
National Council of Negro Women, FAMU Chapter, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Psi Chi International Honor Society, Caribbean Student Association and Academy of Student Pharmacists/Student National Pharmaceutical Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark Division 1B Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Checkmark Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

660
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 535
Part-time - 125
Male - 338
Female - 322
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