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Colleges / Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Tallahassee, FL 4-Year Public

FAMU Student Life

FAMU is on a 419-acre campus in an urban setting in Tallahassee, Florida, not far from Jacksonville. There are many activities and organizations for FAMU students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

FAMU also has fraternities and sororities.

FAMU has a thriving National Council of Negro Women, FAMU Chapter. In fact, more students participate in National Council of Negro Women, FAMU Chapter than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at FAMU include American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Psi Chi International Honor Society, Caribbean Student Association and Academy of Student Pharmacists/Student National Pharmaceutical Association.

The FAMU community comes together each year for Homecoming Convocation, Career Expo and Welcome Week.

Does FAMU offer student housing?

FAMU offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most FAMU students live off campus. In 2021, 18% of undergrads at FAMU lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 82% of students lived off-campus or commuted to FAMU. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

FAMU offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Is FAMU Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The FAMU campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

FAMU offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to FAMU

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to FAMU, take Interstate 10 to Tallahassee, FL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Tallahassee Regional airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Florida you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore FAMU's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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FAMU Campus Services

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