Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)

Tallahassee, FL

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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Student Essentials

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Rattlers
Nickname: FAMU
Website: www.famu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $5,785
Out-of-State Tuition: $17,726
Retention Rate: 80%
Enrollment: 14,383
Year Established: 1887

About FAMU

The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Florida, is a land-grant institution dedicated to providing students with an education that will develop into lifelong learning and research opportunities. The university is renowned as a doctoral/research institution and is committed to addressing emerging issues on local and global levels.

The university has a historic mission of educating African-Americans, although admissions welcome students of all races, ethnicities, and nationalities.

Academics at the university include a wide variety of bachelor’s degrees, from Health Science to Landscape Design. The School of Graduate Studies and Research is offers graduate programs designed to train future scholars, teachers, researchers, and professionals.

The university emphasizes the importance of cross-cultural competencies for the job market, which is why it offers study abroad programs, international studies and scholar services, and international education and development programs.

If you seek a rich college life on campus, the university has over 120 certified student clubs and organizations you can join.

Tuition is set lower for in-state students. Financial aid is available to eligible students through:

  • Merit-based scholarships
  • Federal grants
  • Florida resident grants
  • State scholarships
  • Federal work study
  • Federal loans (Stafford, PLUS, and Graduate PLUS)

All freshmen students and students taking less than 12 credits a semester who live more than 35 miles from campus are required to live in residential housing.

FAMU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars 6 Reviews

50% of students gave Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Former Student - Last Attended 1981

Overall Rating

I think the school is a great school overall, the togetherness of the students and the helpfulness of the professors. The school is located in a good area.


FAMU Map & Location

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
1500 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32307


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Getting Around FAMU

Walkability

Poor walkability. We recommend using a car for this area.

2/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Tallahassee, FL

Winter
Dec
65
41
Jan
63
39
Feb
68
42
Spring
Mar
74
47
Apr
80
52
May
87
62
Summer
Jun
91
70
Jul
92
72
Aug
92
72
Fall
Sep
88
68
Oct
81
57
Nov
73
48

FAMU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 12,103
Freshman Class 2,815
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 14,383

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 1%
  • African American: 95%
  • Caucasian: 3%
  • Asian: 1%
Latino 1%
African American 95%
Caucasian 3%
Asian 1%

Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%
Full-Time 47%
Part-Time 53%
Women 63%
Men 37%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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