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Florida A&M University

#170 in National Universities (tie)

4 year • Tallahassee, FL

4 year • Tallahassee, FL
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Overview

Florida A&M University is a public institution that was founded in 1887. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,709 (fall 2022), its setting is urban, and the campus size is 422 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Florida A&M University's ranking in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #170. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,785; out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,725.


Florida A&M University, located in the hills of Tallahassee, is the only historically black institution in the State University System of Florida. The school’s mission is to educate African-Americans, but it accepts students of every race, ethnic origin and nationality. Although the "A&M" in its name stands for Agricultural and Mechanical, the university offers about 60 bachelor's degrees in a wide range of studies, with architecture, journalism and psychology among the most popular undergraduate majors. Graduate students at Florida A&M can choose from about 40 degrees, including law and education.


The university, more commonly known as FAMU, also offers more than 100 student organizations and several fraternities and sororities to join. Student athletes can try out for the FAMU Rattlers varsity sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Notable FAMU alumni include Fox Sports reporter Pam Oliver and Vibe magazine co-founder Keith Clinkscales.

Florida A&M University is a public institution that was founded in 1887. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,709 (fall 2022), its setting is urban, and the campus size is 422 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Florida A&M University's ranking in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #170. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,785; out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,725.


Florida A&M University, located in the hills of Tallahassee, is the only historically black institution in the State University System of Florida. The school’s mission is to educate African-Americans, but it accepts students of every race, ethnic origin and nationality. Although the "A&M" in its name stands for Agricultural and Mechanical, the university offers about 60 bachelor's degrees in a wide range of studies, with architecture, journalism and psychology among the most popular undergraduate majors. Graduate students at Florida A&M can choose from about 40 degrees, including law and education.


The university, more commonly known as FAMU, also offers more than 100 student organizations and several fraternities and sororities to join. Student athletes can try out for the FAMU Rattlers varsity sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Notable FAMU alumni include Fox Sports reporter Pam Oliver and Vibe magazine co-founder Keith Clinkscales.

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At-a-Glance

Setting

Urban

In-state tuition and fees

$5,785

Undergraduate Enrollment

7,709

Acceptance Rate

33%

Lee Hall, Suite 400, Tallahassee, FL, 32307

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Admissions

May 1

Application Deadline

33%

Acceptance Rate

SAT Range*

1040-1170

ACT Range*

20-24

High School GPA*

3.7

* These are the average scores of applications admitted to this school. Ranges represent admitted applicants who fell within the 25th and 75th percentile.

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Cost

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

$17,725

In-State Tuition & Fees

$5,785

Room & Board

$11,644(2023-24)

Average Need-Based Aid Package

$13,476

$12,479

Annual Cost*

$12,479

Annual Cost*

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

$17,725

In-State Tuition & Fees

$5,785

Room & Board

$11,644(2023-24)

Average Need-Based Aid Package

$13,476

*Average in-state cost after aid

Academics

35%

4-Year Graduation Rate

15:1

Student/Faculty Ratio

35%

Classes With Fewer Than 20 Students

Popular Majors

MAJOR

% OF GRADUATES

ALUMNI STARTING SALARY

Health Professions and Related Programs

25%

$25,248

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

12%

$36,909

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services

8%

$30,292

Psychology

8%

$25,506

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

7%

$28,855

Health Professions and Related Programs
25% Percent of Graduates
$25,248 Alumni Starting Salary
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
12% Percent of Graduates
$36,909 Alumni Starting Salary
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
8% Percent of Graduates
$30,292 Alumni Starting Salary
Psychology
8% Percent of Graduates
$25,506 Alumni Starting Salary
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
7% Percent of Graduates
$28,855 Alumni Starting Salary

* In cases where salary data at the specific major level is unavailable, a general salary for the major category is displayed.

Faculty Research Impact

Bibliometric Rank

225

Bibliometrics is the statistical analyses of publications and citations for the purpose of measuring faculty research impact.

Publications Cited in Top 25% of Journals

62%

Publications Cited in Top 5% of Journals

15%

Total Papers published between 2018-2022

2,161

Citations Per Publication

11:1

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Students

7,709

Undergraduate Enrollment

Graduate Enrollment

1,506

Total Enrollment

9,215

Full-Time Degree-Seeking Students

6,612

Student Diversity

Gender Distribution

Male34%
Female66%

Ethnic Diversity

97%

Minority Enrollment

97%

Minority Enrollment

90%

Black

5%

Hispanic

3%

White

2%

Two or more races

Not Specified is not included in this breakdown due to an enrollment of 0%.

Campus Life

Housing and Dorms

Types of campus housing available:

  • coed dorms
  • women's dorms
  • men's dorms
  • apartments for married students
  • apartment for single students
  • special housing for disabled students
  • special housing for international students
  • theme housing
  • Student Activities

    64+

    Sports Teams

    7

    Fraternities

    6

    Sororities

    After College

    Graduation Rate

    35%

    Graduating Students Who Have Borrowed (any loan type, 2021)

    80%

    Average Debt at Graduation

    $23,431

    $31,695

    Median Starting Salary of Alumni

    $31,695

    Median Starting Salary of Alumni

    Graduation Rate

    35%

    Graduating Students Who Have Borrowed (any loan type, 2021)

    80%

    Average Debt at Graduation

    $23,431

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