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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 953 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 40 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

60% Women
40% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $104,464)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $55,963)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 22 27 - -
Baseball 24 - - -
Basketball 13 14 - Yes
Bowling - 9 - -
Football 90 - - -
Golf 6 - - -
Softball - 20 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 5 5 - -
Tennis 8 6 - -
Volleyball - 11 - -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Soccer - - Yes Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 91.1%
Hispanic 2.0%
Non-resident alien 0.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 4.6%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 4
Drug Law Violation 8
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 36

Notable Alumni

  • Pam Oliver, Sportscaster
  • Rico Love, Rapper, songwriter, producer of Beyonce's "I Am . . . Sasha Fierce"
  • Common, Musician, actor
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Devina from Marietta, GA
  • 3
  • SHOWER SHOES, and throw rugs are a must. Also, have your own refrigerator and microwave. The cafeteria is on the opposite side of campus from the five main girls dormitories,…

  • Jan-17-2012 Read More
  • Divalicious Dancer
  • 4
  • i've only resided in 2 dorms at famu; paddy-foote and palmetto south. my experience in paddy-foote was very interesting. i didn't like it because the rooms are very small, especially…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • E.B. from South Florida
  • Jul-14-2014 I am a current student here

    The food had its ups and downs but other than that, it was good. Everyone loves fried chicken Wednesday. I believe that students get their money's worth when it comes to food and dining. There are many options as far as on-campus dining sites and The Caf stays open late which is good. I can't wait until they add Starbucks and Chik-fil-a to campus next year. It will really improve the overall rating of FAMU and I'm sure students will really appreciate the addition.

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  • 4
  • Christina from Tallahassee, FL
  • May-14-2014 I am a current student here

    I love the café now with the new company it makes better food for you. While the Orange room is convenient when you don't feel like walking to the café. The café is a swipe away from an all you can eat buffet.

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  • 3
  • Quintin from Orange Park, FL
  • May-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Food and dining also needed a change and I believe they are slowly becoming better at the dining services they are providing. It has come a long way from what they had prior.

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  • 4
  • Rattler 2017
  • Mar-31-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many options from meals, snacks, fruits, sweets and vegetarian foods.

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  • 4
  • Taylor the Sailor from Tamarac, FL
  • Feb-27-2014 I am a current student here

    We've recently changed culinary companies, and I will say they have improved the cuisine quite impeccably. Vegetarian, vegan, dessert, or meat-lover, there is a dish for you. The dining area is always bustling with students stuffing their plates and scents of freshly-prepared meals. No matter how picky the eater, you will come out feeling full and satisfied.

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  • 3
  • Julia from West Palm Beach, FL
  • Feb-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Florida A & M is obviously located in the south and that comes with good cooking. There are some dinning areas on campus or near by that offer soul food such as: The Rattler's Nest and Olean's. There are also more commercial dinning areas like Wing Stop. The campus cafeteria also offers an array of different foods. Everybody's favorite day is Fried Chicken Wednesday; the lines are usually trailing outside!

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  • 4
  • Brie from Ocala, FL
  • Feb-10-2014 I am a current student here

    We just got a new food company called Metz this spring. For the most part, it is an improvement from the last company. We have the main cafeteria and eating facilities such as Wing Stop, Pizza Hut, Tropical Smoothie, Super Subs, the Rattler Grill, and the Ratller's Nest. By the fall, Chick Fil' A, TGI Fridays, and Starbucks should come on our campus.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Jan-29-2014 I am a current student here

    The food here is pretty good except the caf�© food. Some of it is greasy and unhealthy but for the most part all of the other caf�© food and eating restaurants around campus are good just a bit expensive.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kyon from Tallahassee, FL
  • May-25-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is pretty big on campus, it seems to go hand and hand with organization life (such as student government).

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  • 0
  • Christina from Tallahassee, FL
  • May-14-2014 I am a current student here

    The Divine nine are amazing groups of people to watch on campus and be apart of. Before joining a sorority or fraternity make sure you do your background research on which one you believe suits you best before pursuing it further.

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  • 0
  • Quintin from Orange Park, FL
  • May-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is highly fascinating as a freshmen you would look at the Greek life as something you would immediately want to get into but as you gradually advance at the school you'll have some re-considerations.

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  • 0
  • Rattler 2017
  • Mar-31-2014 I am a current student here

    Very traditional and unlike other Universities, hazing will be the least of your worries.

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  • 0
  • Taylor the Sailor from Tamarac, FL
  • Feb-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Thriving and bustling! The frats/sororities are always around, always dancing, always repping! We take great pride in our Greek life and you will too.

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  • 0
  • Briauna from Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Dec-28-2013 I am a current student here

    there is always something going on with the greeks such as parties or fight s but i assure you there are always enforcements right around the corner

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  • 0
  • Chastity from Tallahassee, FL
  • Oct-24-2013 I am a current student here

    There are many greek organizations that you can join for males and females like: Sororities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Delta Sigma Theta Zeta Phi Beta ' Fraternities: Omega Psi Phi Alpha Phi Alpha and the list goes on...................

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