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.
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
despite the recent traumatic events that were revealed at this school the environment is a loving and caring one.
teachers at famu teach to help students learn to help build the knowledge of african american history on a daily basis.
famu is an amazing school to attend because despite critiques and the demeaning of our school be bond together to become a famuly!