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.


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

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

Jocelyn - 05/13/2024

Florida A&M University (FAMU) stands out as a stellar institution offering a rich collegiate experience. With its intimate class sizes, FAMU fosters a tight-knit community atmosphere while still providing ample opportunities for growth and exploration. The balance struck here is commendable; students benefit from personalized attention while also enjoying the benefits of a diverse and dynamic campus environment. On-campus life at FAMU is vibrant and engaging, with a plethora of activities and events to participate in. Whether it's academic seminars, cultural showcases, or student-led initiatives, there's always something happening to keep students engaged and connected. However, for those seeking off-campus adventures, creativity is key, as the surrounding area may require some exploration to find fulfilling activities. Greek life and the party scene are undeniably prominent aspects of FAMU culture, contributing to the lively social atmosphere. Yet, amidst the festivities, the university maintains a strong academic focus, with dedicated professors who are genuinely invested in their students' success. Their support and encouragement create an environment conducive to academic excellence, where students are empowered to thrive both inside and outside the classroom. Overall, Florida A&M University offers a well-rounded collegiate experience, balancing social engagement with academic rigor. Its close-knit community, diverse campus life, and supportive faculty make it a standout institution for those seeking a holistic education and a vibrant collegiate experience.

Jaden - 03/15/2024

It has its issues, as every school does or anywhere you go, but all in all the good outweigh the bad and theirs so much love and energy on this campus. You just have to find the things to appreciate and know that the negative aspects are only bumps in the road and trials to make you stronger and you will get through them.

Morgan - 02/28/2024

I love my school and everything it stands for. The culture, the community and the unit of people of color is really important to me and my campus is rich with different cultures. There is a little something for everyone and I love how even though you might be the most l person you can still find your cliques and friends. I have never not felt safe on campus. I honestly think it’s like one big family. I am proud to be a rattler! Strike, strike and strike again!

DArrya - 08/29/2023

FAMU lives up to the expectations. There are plenty of facilities and faculty members to help students succeed. The environment is welcoming and it is inspiring to see people who look like me doing things others deemed "impossible". This school provides students with ample opportunities, resources, and representations of excellence. Nothing at this school comes with a charge, with is refreshing to the mind of broke college students. If I could recommend one school to a prospective student, I would recommend Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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

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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.

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$30 - $48K
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$75 - $110K
$110K & UP

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