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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
11,164
Total Undergrads
Including 953 Part-time
2,742
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 40 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

60% Women
40% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AA

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

7
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $104,464)
7
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

Diversity

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%
Disabilities
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
Living
  • 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
Other
  • 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…

  • Mar-05-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • HBCU Made
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Wing Stop, Starbucks, Tropical Smoothie and Chick Fil A are the franchise dining places on campus. At these places you can use flex bucks to get a meal. The cafe is located next to FAMU Village and Paddyfote and offers a variety of food options. Fried Chicken Wednesdays are the best, if you go to the ground floor of Foote Hilyer (financial aid) this is where the food will taste the best. Throughout the week there are little food stand over the campus, unfortunately these places don't accept flex bucks. There are other eating halls on campus in the Orange Room, Engineering Building and the Presidential Dining Room. Try eating at different places so that you wont get tired of the same food.

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  • 4
  • Cierra from Miramar, FL
  • Nov-10-2014 I am a current student here

    The dinning is buffet style you can eat as many times as you want. The food is all fresh and taste pretty good. The first week I ate so much, They had different cakes and deserts and many food stations to chose from. By the middle of the semester I was so tired of the food but its a good thing that they have wing-stop, chic fa la and rattlers den.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • HBCU Made
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life gets live. Know the discretion rule, don't go shouting that you want to be a AKA/Zeta/Kappa etc. Don't throw up the signs if you're not apart of it, and please know that the areas with the Greek paraphernalia is not for you to sit on. There is a showcase where you can watch the different organizations perform. At the showcase there will be boards where you can learn about the organizations and suggest your interest. Watch out for when the strolling happens, if you're in the way you may get hit on accident.

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  • 0
  • Cierra from Miramar, FL
  • Nov-10-2014 I am a current student here

    The Greeks are so full of energy I Always get entranced as I watch them stomp around. They have so much character. Most of the time around campus they stand out because they are the most sophisticated people who are charming and where suits. Aside from what I originally thought of Greeks they are so respectable and make parties worth going to. They really put on a show. :) one of my favorite parts of campus life.

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  • 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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