Florida Memorial University

Lou Rawls Theater at Florida Memorial University

Address 15800 N.W. 42nd Ave
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
Metropolitan Area South Florida, Miami Gardens
Tuition In/Out-of-State $14,604
School Type Private-Christian
Affiliation Baptist
Year Founded 1879
School Website fmuniv.edu

Florida Memorial University, often referred to as FMU, is the only historically black college or university in South Florida. Founded in 1879 in Live Oak and first moved to St. Augustine, then Jacksonville before moving to its current location in Miami Gardens, a Miami suburb, FMU is also an institution with much history and tradition.


Fall Application Deadline April 15
Acceptance Rate 40%
Minimum High School GPA 2.4
Minimum SAT Score 1000
Minimum ACT Scores 21
Application Fee $15

To be considered for admission, students must also submit at least one letter of recommendation and a personal statement in addition to the application.


Number of Majors Offered 41
Most Popular Majors Special Education and Teaching
Elementary Education
Criminal Justice
Student to Faculty Ratio 22:1

Florida Memorial University is well-known for its education program, which graduates the second most African-American certified teachers in Florida.

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Student Body

Students Enrolled 1,800
Male to Female Ratio 44:56
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FMU’s numerous sports teams compete in the Florida Sun Conference.

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