FAMU is on a 419-acre campus in the urban setting of Tallahassee, Florida, not far from Jacksonville.
FAMU has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? FAMU has fraternities and sororities.
FAMU has the National Council of Negro Women, FAMU Chapter. In fact, more students participate in the 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.
This table offers information on housing at FAMU.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Priortiy given to freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||40%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||2,547|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||2,494|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||60%|
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 2022, 40% of undergrads at FAMU lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 60% of students lived off-campus or commuted to FAMU. There are 2,547 spots available in on-campus housing for all 7,301 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 2,494 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 90% students stay on-campus. 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|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Indoor Track||√||√||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. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
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.
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