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Overall Niche Grade
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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 6,875 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 Business. Graduating 48% 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
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

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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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,459/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,481/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,328/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,977/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,886/ year
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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.175 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.174 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,875Undergrads
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 96 responses
Report
  • Determined
    46%
  • Strong-minded
    31%
  • "Go-Getta"
    17%
  • Extraordinary
    4%
  • Outgoing
    1%
  • Stressed
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.201 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.228 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 109 responses
Report
  • FAMUly
    45%
  • 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
$35,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
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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Florida A&M University Reviews

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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.
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So far my experience at FAMU has been amazing. Lately, I've been more involved in more clubs and other activities. . The environment is very studious and positive. Florida A&M University has presented me with many opportunities for work study, research, and internships. FAMU very much cares for the students well-being , professional development, academics, and job readiness. FAMU makes me feel like I'm part of a great big family!
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.