Florida A&M University

Quick Facts:
Address Suite G-9
Foote-Hilyer Administration Center
Tallahassee, FL 32307
Metropolitan Area Tallahassee
Yearly Tuition In/Out-of-State $5,785/$17,725
School Type Public
Year Founded 1887
U.S. News Ranking Best Historically Black Colleges, #9
School Website www.famu.edu

Florida A&M University (FAMU) is the only historically black public university in Florida. A major component of the research conducted at FAMU relates to agricultural and health sciences.

2013 Admissions Data

Fall Application Deadline May 15
Acceptance Rate 48.6%
Average High School GPA 3.2
Average SAT Scores Critical Reading: 420-510
Math: 410-510
Writing: 410-500
Average ACT Scores Math: 16-21
English: 16-21
Application Fee $30
Financial Aid Deadline Rolling

While not as selective as some of the other Florida public universities, FAMU is nevertheless somewhat selective with an acceptance rate of 61%.


Number of Majors Offered 62
Most Popular Majors Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Student to Faculty Ratio 19:1
Four Year Graduation Rate 10%

Pharmaceutical Sciences are a well-renowned and well-funded field of research at FAMU.

FAMU also has a very respectable engineering program.

FAMU is ranked the #10 historically black college in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and ranked among the best southeastern colleges by the Princeton Review.

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Student Body

Enrolled Students 13,089
Male to Female Ratio 41:59
Percent Out-of-State 17%
Student Heritage

Student Life

The FAMU sports teams, the rattlers, participate in NCAA Division I-AA, and their arch rival is Bethune-Cookman University.

FAMU’s marching band, the Marching 100, are consistently recognized as one of the best marching bands in the nation.

A large proportion, about 96%, of first year students choose to live on campus their first year at FAMU.

At FAMU there are 96 student organizations.

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