Overview

Applicants
5,017
Acceptance Rate
49%
Average HS GPA
3.29

GPA Breakdown

16%
Over 3.75
14%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
27%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
430 - 523
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
420 - 510
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
418 - 510
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 22

Deadlines


Regular
May 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

First Generation

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15.9:1
Total Faculty
791
with Terminal Degree
420

645
Minority
405
Men
386
Women

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agriculture, General

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Journalism
  • Public Relations/Image Management

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Music, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Althea Gibson
First African American to Win Wimbledon Women's Single Crown

Robert "Bullet Bob" Hayes
Olympic Gold Medalist

Pam Oliver
FOX Sports Reporter

Keith Clinkscales
Founder and Former CEO, Vibe Magazine

Anika Noni Rose
Actress (Dream Girls)

Rob Hardy and Will Packer
Filmmakers (Stomp the Yard, This Christmas, and Obsessed)

Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.
Nationally Acclaimed Cancer Surgon

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,967

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,724

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,274

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$31,407

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
87%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,727

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,644
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$17,586
Required Fees
$140
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,138

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,440
Transportation for Commuters
$1,712

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
8,495
Out of State

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
46

Demographics

90.98%
African-American
1.58%
Hispanic
6.20%
Caucasian
1.01%
International

62% female
38% male
85% are full time
15% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
28%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
91%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Dr. Danette Saylor

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation;no more than three years old/disability certification form

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Letter from a physician on letterhead/disability certification form

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
169
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
5

2% join a fraternity
3% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Rattlers)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Rattlers)
11 Sports

Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups: The university's Counseling Center provides students with counseling services in an array of areas including sexual orientation. The Counseling Center URL http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?Counseling&Welcome.

Minority Support Groups: FAMU is a HBCU which is focused on the education of minority college students. The university offers a wide array of services to its students including counseling services, tutoring services, and remedial programs.

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
95

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
40

Average Number of PC's per Lab
50

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
HP- 10% discount for students Dell - 10% discount for students

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Mrs. Sheryl Cooper
Director of Orientation

Address
Student Union Building
Suite 105
Tallahassee, FL 32307

Phone
850-599-3869

Email
famuorientation@famu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Black Archives
FAMU/FSU College of Engineering
Athletic Department
Army/Navy ROTC
Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Tallahassee Junior Museum
The Florida Capitol
The Governor Sq. Mall
Wakulla Springs (with Glass Bottom Boats)
Over 25 Parks and Recreation Centers
Challenge Learning Center of Tallahassee

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Academic Year
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Right Before the Campus Tour

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
derek.horne@famu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact the Department of Interest

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxis, Bus Shuttles between Florida A & M Univ./Florida State Univ./Tallahassee Community College/Malls. The Tallahassee Regional Air Port is less than 10 minutes drive to the FAMU.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-10 East/West, from Highway 90 E/W, signs and check points are strategically placed pointing to the direction of the University.

Local Accommodations
Most hotels and motels are less than 5 miles from the University. The prices range from $37/night to $120/night. It all depends on individual's choice and payment options.
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Key Stats

5,017
Applicants
8,495
Size
49%
Acceptance Rate

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