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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Tallahassee, FL, USA
3.62 Average Rating

Founded in 1887, the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is an Historically Black College and University in Tallahassee and the only public HBCU in the state of Florida. Florida A&M is home to 12 colleges and schools granting bachelor’s degrees in 54 areas of study. Additionally, the Florida A&M campus features numerous research institutes and centers such as The Sustainability Institute, Center for Water Resources, and Meek-Easton Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center. For athletically inclined students, Florida A&M fields 15 men’s and women’s sports teams known as the Rattlers.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
46%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2019
Other March 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
78%
Out-Of-State Students
14%
65%
Submitting ACT
35%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 19
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1044
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
9,913
Total Number of Undergrads
8,024
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
32%
20-39 Students
48%
40-99 Students
17%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
11%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
39%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,279
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$5,785
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$17,725
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,838
Books and Supplies
$1138

Aid & Grants

0
100
62%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
59%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,291
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
59%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,100
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,964

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
69%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,227
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$298
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
35%
65%
Student Organizations
126
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
22%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Rattlers
School Colors
Orange/Green
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Tallahassee
Atlanta
Miami
Orlando
Tampa
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$44,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.62 Average Rating
FAMU is a HBCU that is known for it's African American heritage and minority excellence. They offer a highly esteemed Pharmacy, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, MBA, Health Care Management, Health Informant's Management and Engineering programs. FAMU is also the home of the FAMU Marching 100 Band.
West Coast Honey Wit a Lil. East Coast Flavor
As a native northerner, I was very apprehensive about enrolling in a southern school-- especially one that is currently dealing with a national scandal. However, In the few weeks I have been here, my opinion has completely evolved. The academics, the atmosphere, the facilities, and of course, the student body are wonderful, and, I am very happy to call FAMU my home for the next four years.
Devina from Marietta, GA

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