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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.

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Web Sitewww.famu.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students8,930
   Women5,464 (61.2%)
   Men3,466 (38.8%)
Graduate Students1,813

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate45% of 5,029 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineMay 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.27
SAT Math474 average
420-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading481 average
430-520 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing464 average
410-490 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite20 average
18-22 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $19,805
Out-of-state: $31,745
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $5,785
Out-of-state: $17,725
Room and Board
$9,576
Average Percent of Need Met76%
Average Freshman Award$14,262
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$31,251

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
549
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 18% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 23% of classes
40-49 students: 10% of classes
50-59 students: 15% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Tallahassee Population186,411
Nearest Metropolitan AreaJacksonville
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing94% of freshmen, 27% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotRattlers
Sororities3% of women participate
Fraternities2% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
94.4% Black/African-American
1.2% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
3.5% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students0.9% from 50 countries
First-Year Students Returning82.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
9.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
53.52%
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 2.94 3.34 469 486 483 20
Low 2.00 2.10 350 300 300 16
High 3.83 5.00 690 650 620 27
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DID YOU KNOW?

• FAMU's main campus is spread over 419 acres located on the highest of seven hills in Tallahassee, the capital of Florida.

• FAMU's team name, the Rattlers, may have originated when the campus site was surveyed in 1891, and they found "nothing there but palmetto trees and rattlesnakes."

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Annual Survey of Colleges 2014, copyright © 2014 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases,
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