Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Tallahassee, FL

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Florida A&M), founded in 1887, is a public, historically black university. Its 419-acre campus is located in Tallahassee.

Website: www.famu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
8,024
Undergraduate
Students
(64.9%) 5,206 Women
(35.1%) 2,818 Men
1,889
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
46% of 7,533 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
May 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.34
SAT Math
535 average
500-560 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
542 average
500-580 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,881
Out-of-state: $34,821
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $5,785
Out-of-state: $17,725
Room and Board
$10,594
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$14,953
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$7,454
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
543
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Tallahassee Population
186,411
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Jacksonville
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
32% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Rattlers
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
2% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4% Asian
90.1% Black/African-American
2.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
3.3% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
0.8% from 38 countries
First-Year Students Returning
82.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
12.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required May 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Tallahassee, FL 32307-3200
Phone
(850) 599-3796
Fax
(850) 561-2428
E-mail
ugrdadmissions@famu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
May 15
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
Audition for music major applicants recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
46% of 7,533 applicants were admitted
Women
48% of 4,869 applicants were admitted
Men
42% of 2,664 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,316 (67%) of 3,437 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,495 (64%) of 2,320 admitted students enrolled
Men
821 (74%) of 1,117 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.34
3.75 and Above
28%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
535 average
500-560 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
11%
Score of 500 - 600
69%
Score of 400 - 500
19%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
542 average
500-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
15%
Score of 500 - 600
66%
Score of 400 - 500
18%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
18-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
2%
Score of 24 - 29
13%
Score of 18 - 23
71%
Score of 12 - 17
15%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 12%
Top quarter: 28%
Top half: 79%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,881
Out-of-state: $34,821
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $5,785
Out-of-state: $17,725
Room and Board
$10,594
Books and Supplies
$1,138
Other Expenses
$5,364
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@famu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001480
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,274 (98.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,119 (87.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,119 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
174 (15.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$14,953
Need-Based Gift
Received by 932 (83.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,226
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 789 (70.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,516
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 666 (59.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
60 (4.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,261

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
6,306 (95.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
5,593 (88.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,593 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
613 (11.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$13,408
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,621 (82.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,899
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,103 (73.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,100
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,374 (42.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
163 (2.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,014

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$7,454
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
11.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students
Number of Awards
435
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,913
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agriculture, General
  • Architecture
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Journalism
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Interdisciplinary studies, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, occupational therapy, architecture
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
543
Part-Time Faculty
132
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
59%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 22% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 48% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
972,450
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
4000
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Business Education, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Science in Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Social Work, Master of Business Administration, Master of Applied Social Science, Master of Education, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Education, Master of Engineering, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Allied Health--General
  • Architecture
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English Education
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Research
  • History
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Software Engineering
  • Sports Management
  • Toxicology
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Public Health, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Pharmacy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Adult Education
  • Allied Health--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Health Services Research
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Law
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Public Health--General
  • Toxicology

Location and Setting


Tallahassee Population
186,411
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Jacksonville
Campus Size
419 acres

Weather

Temperature
38.1 average low in January, 90.8 average high in September
Rain
115 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Tallahassee
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Tallahassee

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
32% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
68%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Rattlers
School Colors
Burnt orange and kelly green

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Bowling x x    
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Bowling    
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, football, golf, gymnastics, racquetball, skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, 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
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
2% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
8,024
Women
5,206 (64.9%)
Men
2,818 (35.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
6,875
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4% Asian
90.1% Black/African-American
2.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
3.3% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students.
0.8% from 38 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
1,889

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
82.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
12.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
29.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
41.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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