FAMU

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

1601 S Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Tallahassee, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    9
  • Class Notes
    6
  • Textbook Notes
    2
  • Study Guides
    1
  • Currently Enrolled
    70
  • Previously Enrolled
    443

Overview of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)

About this school

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 Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:8,024
    • Men:2,818 Men (35.1%)
    • Women:5,206 Women (64.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (FAMU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
May 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Tallahassee, FL 32307-3200
Phone
(850) 599-3796
Fax
(850) 561-2428
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
May 15
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
Audition for music major applicants recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
46% of 7,533 applicants were admitted
Women
48% of 4,869 applicants were admitted
Men
42% of 2,664 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,316 (67%) of 3,437 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,495 (64%) of 2,320 admitted students enrolled
Men
821 (74%) of 1,117 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.34
375 And Above
28%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
535 average |500-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
11%
• Score 500 - 600
69%
• Score 400 - 500
19%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
15%
• Score 500 - 600
66%
• Score 400 - 500
18%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |18-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
13%
• Score 18 - 23
71%
• Score 12 - 17
15%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (FAMU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $5,785|Out-of-state: $17,725 (25.28%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,594 (46.3%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,138 (4.97%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $5,364 (23.44%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University accepts prepayment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001480
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,274 (98.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,119 (87.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,119 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
174 (15.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$14,953
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 932 (83.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,226
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 789 (70.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,516
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 666 (59.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
60 (4.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,261

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
6,306 (95.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
5,593 (88.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,593 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
613 (11.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$13,408
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,621 (82.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,899
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,103 (73.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,100
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,374 (42.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
163 (2.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,014

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$7,454
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
11.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,913

Academics & Instruction (FAMU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


543

Part-Time Faculty


132

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


59%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 20% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 18% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 11% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 22% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 48% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
972,450
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
4000
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


82.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


12.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


29.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


41.0%

Programs & Majors (FAMU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (51)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agriculture, General
  • Architecture
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Journalism
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Interdisciplinary studies, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


Business administration, occupational therapy, architecture

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Public Health, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Pharmacy

Master's Programs of Study (52)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Allied Health--General
  • Architecture
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English Education
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Research
  • History
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Software Engineering
  • Sports Management
  • Toxicology
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Campus Life (FAMU)

Location & Geography

Population


186,411

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Jacksonville

Campus Size


419 acres

Weather


Temperature
38.1 average low in January, 90.8 average high in September
Rain
115 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Tallahassee
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Tallahassee

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


32% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


68%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Rattlers
School Colors
Burnt orange and kelly green

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, football, golf, gymnastics, racquetball, skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, national council of negro women, famu chapter, american society of mechanical engineers, psi chi international honor society, caribbean student association, academy of student pharmacists/student national pharmaceutical association

Sororities


3% of women participate

Fraternities


2% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,875

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
8,024
Women
5,206
Men
2,818

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.4% Asian
  • 90.1% Black/African-American
  • 2.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 3.3% White
  • 0.0% Unknown

International Students


0.8% from 38 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


1,889

Student Resources (FAMU)

Study resources

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