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Colleges / Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Tallahassee, FL 4-Year Public

FAMU Admissions

If you want to apply to FAMU, the regular decision application deadline is May 1 and the application fee is $35.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

FAMU Admissions Stats at a Glance

FAMU 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 17.89%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 86.42%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 51.45%
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Considering Applying Early to FAMU?

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is FAMU Hard To Get Into?

FAMU is a moderately difficult school to get into. FAMU evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, FAMU accepted 33% of all applicants, around 3,124 of the 9,472 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like FAMU, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to nursing, architecture, journalism, public relations programs is program very difficult.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to FAMU?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at FAMU

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Very Important
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Important
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

FAMU Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to FAMU must submit the following items. Double check with FAMU's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5 3
Interview
Other Requirements audition for music major applicants
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into FAMU?

Students admitted to FAMU have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 32.82% submitted a class rank. At FAMU 17.89% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 31.09% were in the top 25% and 82.7% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 32.82%
3.75 and 3.99 17.71%
3.50 and 3.74 21.46%
3.25 and 3.49 19.54%
3.00 and 3.24 13.96%
2.50 and 2.9 7.51%
2.00 and 2.49 1.25%

FAMU considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

FAMU does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 86.42% of FAMU's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 51.45% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for FAMU?

To be competitive with other FAMU applicants, you should strive to earn between 1040 and 1140 (or higher!) on the SAT. At FAMU 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1140 and 25% of scored lower than 1040, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of FAMU students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of FAMU students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for FAMU?

To be most competitive at FAMU, you should strive to earn between 20 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for FAMU's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for FAMU students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to FAMU. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in FAMU during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

FAMU Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to FAMU?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to FAMU.

Does FAMU accept transfer credits?

FAMU accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. FAMU accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • Life Long Learning Credit
  • ACE recommendations for credit
  • Excelsior College Examinations

Does FAMU accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

FAMU accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to FAMU?

FAMU is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is FAMU's acceptance rate?

FAMU's acceptance rate is 33%.

Want To Learn More About FAMU?

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.

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FAMU Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

33%

How hard is it to get into FAMU? FAMU is a somewhat selective institution. The FAMU acceptance rate is 33%. This means that the institution accepts 32 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

FAMU ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

20 to 24

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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FAMU SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1140

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Math SAT Range

510 - 560

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Reading SAT Range

520 - 590

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FAMU GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.58

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At FAMU, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.58. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

9,184

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

33%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$5,785

Out-of-State

$17,725

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Application Deadline

May 1
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