Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityTallahassee, FL
1500 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32307
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is a public, historically black university in Tallahassee, Florida. Founded in 1887, it is the oldest higher education institution in the state of Florida. The university is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is also a land-grant and sea-grant university and a member of the State University System of Florida.
The university offers bachelor's degrees in over 50 disciplines and more than 60 master's, doctoral, and professional degrees. FAMU is categorized as a Doctoral/Research University by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In 2019, FAMU was ranked as the nation's fifth best public historically black college or university by U.S. News & World Report.
FAMU was founded as the State Normal School for Colored Students in 1887. It was the first higher education institution in Florida designed for African-American students and began offering college-level coursework in 1892. The school was renamed the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College for Negroes in 1909 and became a part of the State University System of Florida in 1953. In 1968, the school attained university status and became known as Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.
The university is home to the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, which is a joint effort between FAMU and Florida State University. The college is the only one of its kind in the nation and offers students the opportunity to earn degrees from both universities.
FAMU is also home to the Marching 100, the university's world-renowned marching band. The band has performed at numerous high-profile events, including the Super Bowl, the Olympics, and presidential inauguration ceremonies.
The university has an enrollment of over 10,000 students, the majority of whom are African American. The campus covers 441 acres (178 hectares) and is located in Tallahassee, the state capital of Florida.
Type: Public, 4-year or above
Main Website: https://www.famu.edu/
Financial Aid: https://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?FinancialAid
Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $23,393
Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $35,333
Return on Investment Rating
The estimated cost for four years as an undergraduate at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is $90059.88. This includes the average cost of attendance for four years plus the interest on the average loan over a ten year repayment minus the average of grants and scholarships per student.
We then contrast this figure with average early-career and mid-career average incomes of graduates of four year programs at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. For graduates of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, we saw an average early-career income of $52300.00 and mid-career income of $86200.00. We then ranked the school's value based on how many years of mid-career income it takes to repay the educational costs.
Admission RequirementsFlorida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is a public, historically black university in Tallahassee, Florida. Founded in 1887, it is the state's oldest public university and the only one in Florida with a predominantly African-American student body. It is a member of the State University System of Florida and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
FAMU offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in a variety of disciplines, including engineering, business, architecture, pharmacy, and the liberal arts. The university is also home to the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, a joint venture with Florida State University.
Admission to FAMU is competitive, and the university typically receives more applications than it can accommodate. As a result, the admissions process is selective, and applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early.
To be eligible for admission, applicants must meet the following requirements:
• Submit a completed application for admission.
• Pay the non-refundable application fee.
• Submit official high school transcripts or GED scores.
• Submit official college transcripts, if applicable.
• Submit SAT or ACT scores.
• Complete an interview, if required.
• Meet any additional requirements specified by the program to which you are applying.
FAMU is committed to enrolling a diverse student body, and the admissions process takes into account a variety of factors, including academic achievement, test scores, leadership experience, and community service. In addition, the university gives preference to Florida residents and students from underrepresented groups.
|Percentage of students receiving any financial aid||95%|
|Percentage of students receiving Federal Grants||80%|
|Percentage of students receiving state aid||43%|
|Percentage of students receiving institutional aid||64%|
|Percentage of students receiving a student loan||0%|
- Degrees Offered
- Associate's degree
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- Doctor's degree-research/scholarship
- Doctor's degree-professional practice
- Post-master's certificate
- Majors Offered
- Agricultural Engineering
- Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
- Biology/Biological Sciences, General
- Business Administration and Management, General
- Chemical Engineering
- Chemistry, General
- Civil Engineering, General
- Community Psychology
- Computer Engineering, General
- Computer and Information Sciences, General
- Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
- Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
- Economics, General
- Educational Leadership and Administration, General
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
- Elementary Education and Teaching
- English Language and Literature, General
- English/Language Arts Teacher Education
- Fine/Studio Arts, General
- Graphic Design
- Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
- Health Professions and Related Programs
- Health/Health Care Administration/Management
- History, General
- Industrial Engineering
- Information Technology
- Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
- Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
- Mathematics Teacher Education
- Mathematics, General
- Mechanical Engineering
- Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
- Music Teacher Education
- Music, General
- Occupational Therapy/Therapist
- Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
- Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
- Physical Therapy/Therapist
- Physics, General
- Political Science and Government, General
- Psychology, General
- Public Health, General
- Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
- Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
- School Psychology
- Secondary Education and Teaching
- Social Science Teacher Education
- Social Sciences, General
- Social Work
- Sociology, General
- Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
- Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General
- Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other