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.
FAMU students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming Convocation, Career Expo and Welcome Week.
FAMU offers on-campus 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.
At FAMU there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at FAMU:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||Intercollegiate Club Teams||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cheerleading||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
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.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit FAMU, take Interstate 10 to Tallahassee, FL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Tallahassee Regional airport.
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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