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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B-
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 6,875 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Florida A&M acceptance rate is 46%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Health Service Preparatory Studies, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 48% of students, Florida A&M alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,800.
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
46%
Application Deadline
May 15
SAT Range
1000-1140
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,529/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,291/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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.180 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.179 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,875Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,149
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
64%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 101 responses
Report
  • Determined
    45%
  • Strong-minded
    30%
  • "Go-Getta"
    16%
  • Extraordinary
    4%
  • Stressed
    3%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Diverse
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.206 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.233 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 114 responses
Report
  • FAMUly
    46%
  • Excellence
    18%
  • Excellence with Caring
    16%
  • Exciting
    11%
  • Different
    7%
  • Fast-paced
    1%
  • I may be quiet but I work hard to be successful.
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.91 responses
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What distinguishes Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University from other universities is its legacy of providing access to a high-quality, affordable education to many students who otherwise may never have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams of getting a college degree. In addition to being one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation, FAMU students have the opportunity to actively engage in a broad range of educational or recreational activities. There are more than 100 recognized student clubs and organizations at FAMU, and the Office of Student Activities provides leadership training opportunities, funding, and other benefits to ensure that student life is as dynamic as possible.
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I like how Florida A&M University is a medium-sized historically black university with about 9,000 students. It is easy to get around campus by walking, driving, or taking the bus. They have an excellent business program that allows students to concentrate in marketing, finance, economics, management, or accounting and get easy access to corporate recruiters that come to visit the campus. They also have a lot of resources on campus including their library, a gym, student union, and restaurants like Chick-Fil-A, Tropical Smoothie, and Starbucks. It is a fun environment that focuses on supporting its students while ensuring they live the ultimate college life. The only thing they need to improve is their athletic teams. But when their football team isn’t doing so well, people always enjoy the sound of the marching band, the Marching 100. The university is currently working on building new dorms on campus, so I think that will be something that highly improves student life.
I LOVE the comradery demonstrated at Florida A&M University. There is so much pride and history associated with being a Rattler. Administrators and students alike want to see you win and are always there to lend a hand. It is as if everyone gets that if I WIN, everyone WINS! My first year being away from home took some adjusting, but that has turned into me having a 2nd home at Florida A&M University. Academically, there is so much support for me and it's taught me a whole different level of achievement.