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Colleges / Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Tallahassee, FL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate35%
Acceptance Rate35%

FAMU Admissions

If you are planning on applying to FAMU, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is May 1 and the application fee costs $35.

FAMU Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of FAMU's admissions stats.

FAMU 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 20.5%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 79.5%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 52.9%
Waitlist No

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes May 15 ––

Applying Early to FAMU?

FAMU offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1

Some students apply to college early to increase their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Admissions

Is FAMU Hard To Get Into?

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

In 2021, FAMU accepted 35% of students, about 3,076 of the 8,717 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.

Transferring to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to FAMU

FAMU has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does FAMU Look For in an Applicant?

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 prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at FAMU

Wondering what factors are considered by FAMU during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
State Residency Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Work Experience Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with FAMU for more information on admission factors.

FAMU Application Requirements

To apply to FAMU, all applicants 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)
Other Requirements audition for music major applicants
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5 3

GPA and Testing

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, 28.1% submitted a class rank. At FAMU 20.5% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 26.5% were in the top 25% and 82.6% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 22.9%
3.75 and 3.99 19.6%
3.50 and 3.74 22.3%
3.25 and 3.49 18.4%
3.00 and 3.24 10.8%
2.50 and 2.9 5.5%
2.00 and 2.49 0.5%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to FAMU directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

FAMU looks at 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 2022, 79.5% of FAMU's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 52.9% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for FAMU?

To be competitive with other FAMU applicants, you should aim to score between 1020 and 1140 (or higher!) on the SAT. At FAMU 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1140 and 25% of scored lower than 1020, 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.

What is a Good ACT Score for FAMU?

To be most competitive at FAMU, you should strive to earn between 16.75 and 23.25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23.25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for FAMU's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23.25, and three out of four students scored lower than 23.25 on the ACT.

A 16.75 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for FAMU students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.75.

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

More Information on Transferring to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to FAMU.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 15. 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?

❌ Students who are admitted to FAMU must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does FAMU accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning 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 has an acceptance rate of 35%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at FAMU?

✅ FAMU offers early decision but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.

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FAMU Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into FAMU? FAMU is a somewhat selective institution. The FAMU acceptance rate is 35%. This means that the institution accepts 35 out of every 100 applicants.


FAMU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 15

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

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

17 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above


17 to 23


17 and Less


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Composite SAT Range

1020 - 1140


Math SAT Range

490 - 560


Reading SAT Range

520 - 590


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At FAMU, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.65. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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