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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.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students8,128
   Women5,142 (63.3%)
   Men2,986 (36.7%)
Graduate Students1,800


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate51% of 5,832 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineMay 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.36
SAT Math470 average
420-530 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading482 average
420-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing461 average
400-510 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite20 average
18-23 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $20,385
Out-of-state: $32,330
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $5,785
Out-of-state: $17,730
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met77%
Average Freshman Award$14,140
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 18% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes


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


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
88.7% Black/African-American
1.9% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
6.4% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students0.8% from 22 countries
First-Year Students Returning85.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
Interested in This College
Average 3.12 3.46 430 495 21
Low 2.30 2.51 430 460 13
High 4.00 4.22 430 530 33
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• 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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