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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 Overview

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is a public, state school in an urban setting in Tallahassee, Florida. FAMU was founded in 1887 and now enrolls around 9,184 students a year, including 7,402 undergrads. FAMU provides on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at FAMU! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of FAMU's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? FAMU students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? FAMU has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? FAMU has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at FAMU on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at FAMU on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2022 is May 1.

2021 FAMU Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 33%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 86.42%
In-State Tuition $5,645
Out-of-State $17,585
Percent of Need Met 58.6%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $14,039

Is FAMU a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a closer look at to get a better idea of what FAMU offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

FAMU Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into FAMU. FAMU admitted 33% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 9,472 applications received in 2021, 3,124 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at FAMU

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at FAMU, around 85% return for their sophomore year. Around 54% of students who started at FAMU earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook FAMU Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Recent FAMU grads have an average starting salary of $41,877 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

FAMU's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. FAMU's endowment was valued at $89.9 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, FAMU spends about $9,814 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at FAMU

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. FAMU meets 58.6% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $14,039 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $26,819 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at FAMU. 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 ask yourself: Is FAMU a good school for you?

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Where is Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Located?

FAMU is located in the urban setting of Tallahassee, Florida, less than an hour from Jacksonville.

If you want to see FAMU for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 10 to Tallahassee, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Tallahassee Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what FAMU and Tallahassee are like without leaving home.

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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

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to FAMU is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to FAMU is Continuous processing.

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



ACT Range

20 - 24

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Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1140


Math SAT Range

510 - 560


Reading SAT Range

520 - 590

FAMU Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at FAMU is like? There are approximately 9,184 students enrolled at FAMU, including 7,402 undergraduate students and 1,782 graduate students. 84% percent of students attend school full-time, 84% percent are from FL and 16% percent of students are from other states.


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