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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.

Web Sitewww.famu.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students8,495
   Women5,245 (61.7%)
   Men3,250 (38.3%)
Graduate Students1,746

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate49% of 5,017 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 GPA3.29
SAT Math470 average
420-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading482 average
430-523 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing461 average
418-510 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite20 average
18-22 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $20,329
Out-of-state: $32,269
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $5,785
Out-of-state: $17,725
Room and Board
$10,100
Average Percent of Need Met73%
Average Freshman Award$13,299
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$31,407

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
548
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 19% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 13% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Tallahassee Population186,411
Nearest Metropolitan AreaJacksonville
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 91% of freshmen, 28% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotRattlers
Sororities3% of women participate
Fraternities 2% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.9% Asian
91.0% Black/African-American
1.6% Hispanic/Latino
0.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
6.2% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students1.0% from 57 countries
First-Year Students Returning81.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
11.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
46.0%
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CLASS OF 2020 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.00 3.32 450 452 446 20
Low 2.00 2.21 350 350 340 14
High 3.88 4.90 600 590 530 32
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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 2015, copyright © 2015 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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