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Colleges / Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Tallahassee, FL 4-Year Public

About FAMU

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Tallahassee, FL, less than an hour from Jacksonville.

Founded in 1887, the institution currently enrolls around 9,184 students a year, including 7,402 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $89,922,352. For each full-time student, FAMU spends about $9,814.

2021 Admissions Facts About FAMU

Acceptance rate: 33%

Average GPA: 3.58

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: May 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

FAMU Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. FAMU accepts around 33 percent of applicants each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.58 /4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is FAMU a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and graduation rates

About 85 percent of students who start at FAMU come back for their second year of college. Out of the 1,273 students who started at FAMU as first-time freshman, 264 graduate within four years.

FAMU's six-year graduation for undergrads is 54 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $26,819 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does FAMU sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is FAMU a good school for YOU?

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College Info

1601 S Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32307-3200

Campus Setting: Urban

FAMU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to FAMU is Jun 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to FAMU is Jun 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs



ACT Range

19 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above


19 to 23


19 and Less


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Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1150


Math SAT Range

500 - 570


Reading SAT Range

530 - 590

FAMU Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at FAMU is like? There are approximately 9,626 students enrolled at FAMU, including 7,818 undergraduate students and 1,808 graduate students. 87% percent of students attend school full-time, 85% percent are from FL and 15% percent of students are from other states.


Full Time


Part Time


In State



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