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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
Florida A&M is an above-average public university located in Tallahassee, Florida. As a historically black college, FAMU has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,623 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Florida A&M acceptance rate is 31%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Health Service Preparatory Studies, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 41% of students, Florida A&M alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,100.
About Florida A&M University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
1500 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32307
Website
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Florida A&M University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
31%
Application Deadline
May 15
SAT Range
900-1080
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,096/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,710/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,035/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,360/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,581/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,945/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.155 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.172 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.171 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,623Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
72%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 93 responses
Report
  • Determined
    46%
  • Strong-minded
    32%
  • "Go-Getta"
    16%
  • Extraordinary
    4%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.198 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.225 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 106 responses
Report
  • FAMUly
    45%
  • Excellence
    19%
  • Excellence with Caring
    16%
  • Exciting
    11%
  • Different
    8%
  • I may be quiet but I work hard to be successful.
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.91 responses
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Today I had the most wonderful opportunity to explore and be part of a college tour of Florida A&M University. I am currently trying very hard to get into a college that I have full interest in. Today was very beneficial and awesome because this tour made it clear that I NEED to be in this school. Flordia A&M University is one of the colleges I have complete total interest in. I really did enjoy being on campus today, I just honestly loved it! My residence is in Georgia, so this scholarship will really help me out with the cost of attendance to this school. It will be a blessing for to have help with the pay.
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I love my HBCU! With FAMU comes great opportunities and long lasting friendships. The teachers show a lot of love and support, they don’t look at you as a number, they look at you as family helping family! One thing I would change about Famu is the rule of “Freshman’s not allowed to have cars” I believe that is unfair due to the fact that student students come from all over and a car is their only source of transportation to and from where they live. Allowing them to have a car for the first year would only give them the opportunity to get to and from home and also to and from a variety of attractions and destinations here in Tallahassee.
As a junior at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, I can say that my experience at this University was a life - changing experience due to the fact that I was introduced because I went to predominantly European American schools yet, I was welcomed in a way that I was surrounded by students that looked like me. My experience at this fine HBCU (Historically Black College/University) is one that I can say that I'm happy to be an individual that is African American. I like that Florida A&M University stays true and sustains its traditions of African culture and influences, but also opens its arms to students that are not African American. I like how Florida A&M University is being acknowledged and appreciated by outside ethnic groups of students. I would like to see facility and parking services change at this University so that students would have an even more comfortable journey into being a part of such a great academic experience.