About Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Founded in 1887, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. is a Public college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 7,769 full time undergraduate students, and 1,850 full time graduate students.

The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 542 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate31%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range900-1080
ACT Range19-24

Admissions at FAMU are considered More Selective, with ,175% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 16 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

71% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 34% were in the top quarter, and 10% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

2%
“We”re apathetic”
19%
“We know about current events and vote”
61%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
19%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
14%
“Sometimes, but not often”
44%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
39%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
11%
“I only go out in groups”
55%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
34%
“I feel extremely safe”
11%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
18%
“We bought the gear”
71%
“We live for the big game”
7%
“It”s not really our thing”
12%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
51%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
30%
“We”re a very artistic group”
7%
“Haven”t met them”
8%
“Available in class”
57%
“They keep regular office hours”
28%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
9%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
71%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
19%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
10%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
29%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
43%
“We only party on weekends”
19%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
27%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
52%
“There might be people who do”
18%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    297 Students rated on-campus housing 3.2 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    199 Students rated off-campus housing 3.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    310 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    320 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    319 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    319 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    319 Students rated local services 4 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    319 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University?

171 Students rated Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Zaria - 05/16/2021

FAMU is just like home. I am from a small town in North Carolina and I always said that so would move away and attend an HBCU. This school has everything I wanted; my major, diversity, and dance. The environment is so welcoming and the professors are A-one

Alathka - 05/07/2021

I love it here. A came up here because I wanted the full experience of an HBCU and FAMU have provided that for me. The professors I've were exceptional. Most of them were already working in fields that are of interest to me which made it easier to ask them for advice and get the help that I needed. I joined a mentoring program and its the best decision that I made. We help each other out in every way possible. We create study section, school navigation, and also we talk to each other about mental health, academics, and work opportunity.

Dorothy - 08/03/2020

Great!

Donea - 06/30/2020

As HBCU's goes , there is nothing better than FAMU. From set Fridays, to Fried chicken Wednesday, even to the study hall Saturdays, this is definitely the best choice. With teacher who care and a welcoming atmosphere you will enjoy your 4 years here.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is 31%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell my "high school" self, that there are going to be so many different kind of challenges that you will be facing in college, never give up when times get hard. Just look at it as something you're going to overcome. Stay strong, study, and do your best. Just know that you already completed your first challenge by going to college. And thats a huge step into starting you life. In the end you'll be proud of yourself for not giving up and overcoming those challenges.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    Most of my classmates were African-American.

    Read all  55 answers
  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing at FAMU is all the parties, causing some students to lose focus.

    Read all  52 answers
  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known it would be so difficult to get scholarships.

    Read all  49 answers
  6. What's unique about your campus?

    The family oriented atmosphere because becoming a rattler means joining the FAMUly and walking away with a life changing experience.

    Read all  48 answers
  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    FAMU continues it's historic mission of education African Americans while preparing them to apply their knowledge in their service to society.

    Read all  47 answers
  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for the band. The Marching 100 was organized in 1946 and has over 420 members. The 100 has performed during NFL Super Bowl halftime shows, presidential inaugurations, and numerous parades throughout the world.

    Read all  46 answers
  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person who isn't comfortable being areound a lot of African Americans probably shouldn't attend Florida A and M. The majority of the students and most of the teachers are African American. This is probably the only problem that a person would have with the school.

    Read all  44 answers
  10. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It provides the "Black Experience" at all of it students as well as aid in the progression of African Amrican students.

    Read all  40 answers
  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of person that should attend FAMU is a determined and ambitious student who's serious about their education.

    Read all  39 answers
  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    My school is the largest historically black university in the United States by enrollment. Florida A&M University was also named one of Forbes Magazine's America's top colleges in the nation. Famu was also recognized on the Forbes list for best research colleges.

    Read all  35 answers
  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing are the hills all around campus.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Professors will definetly know your name. Professors can be hard on you, but they do this to push you to perform your best. Depending on your major, students can be very competitive.

    Read all  7 answers
  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    I don't know the popluar student activities because i'm always focus on my work

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Worst schoo ever

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    At my school, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University there are several types of clicks...or one can say sororities, fraternities, or any organization. Amongst our school, there is a group that everyone is in. There is one particular organization on our campus that is called Every Nation Campus Ministries. This organization is for college students to come and bond around christians and grow. Everyone belongs to something.

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  18. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    I say yes. FAMU has the biggest HBCU homecoming. It's an entire week. It also has three classics held in staudiums. Since FAMU is the biggest HBCU, and it is in a college town, students always have something to do. FAMU students will always been seen protesting because the students are very into politics. There many modeling troupes on campus, and when you step on FAMU campus, it's like walking a runway.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Biggest party animals, always protesting something,fashion school

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

65%

female

35%

male

7,769

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,850

Total Grad Students

20%

Out-Of-State

78%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

131

Student Organizations

3

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

20%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
87%
% Hispanic/Latino
2%
% White or Caucasian
6%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

97% of students attending Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University receive some sort of financial aid. 72% were awarded federal grants. While 73% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$17,725

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,138

Books and Supplies

$10,058

Room and Board

28,921

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$11,710
$30 - $48K
$13,035
$48 - $75K
$14,360
$75 - $110K
$18,581
$110K & UP
$18,945

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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