Tallahassee, FL 32307 850-599-3796
http://www.famu.edu admissions@famu.edu
About Florida A&M University
  • Year of Foundation 1887
  • Size of Campus 419 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population N/A
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 58%, 42%, 27%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $3,047 in-state, $14,243 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $5,492
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee $20
  • Enrollment No. 9,967
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University was founded as the State Normal College for Colored Students, and on October 3, 1887, it began classes with fifteen students and two instructors. Today, FAMU, as it has become affectionately known, is the premiere school among historically black colleges and universities. Prominently located on the highest hill in Florida’s capital city of Tallahassee, Florida A&M University remains the only historically black university in the eleven member State University System of Florida. In 1884, Thomas Van Renssaler Gibbs, a Duval County educator, was elected to the Florida legislature. Although his political career ended abruptly because of the resurgence of segregation, Representative Gibbs was successful in orchestrating the passage of House Bill 133, in 1884, which established a white normal school in Gainesville, FL, and a colored school in Jacksonville. The bill passed, creating both institutions; however, the stated decided to relocate the colored school to Tallahassee.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies N/A
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations N/A
  • Other on-campus organizations 1%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations N/A
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 11
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 9
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus N/A
  • Number of students in fraternities 11
Transportation
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Jacksonville (170)
  • Distance to nearest train Tallahassee, FL (1)
  • Distance to nearest bus Tallahassee, FL (2)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 2%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 51
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 2%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 1%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (15%), women's dorms (25%), men's dorms (9%), apartments for married students (1%), apartment for single students (50%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 67%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 85%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 65%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 28%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing N/A
  • College campus housing availability Yes
Campus Services
  • Library Facilities Law library; science library; engineering reading room; architecture library; journalism reading room; developmental research school library
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 208,153
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 0
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 46,843
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 450
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 879,458
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, lighted pathways/sidewalks
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 76,070
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 1,500
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological
  • Museums Black Archives Research Center and Museum; Instructional Media Center
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 15,000
  • Number Of Subscriptions 19,483
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Computer Courses Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 25%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (FSU)
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 5,600
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Abbott Laboratories, Accenture, Acosta & Marketing, Aflac, Agilent Technologies, Air-Liquid America, Alabama Dept Of Transportation, Alamo Rental, Alcoa,Bank Of America, Bayer Corporation, Beers Construction, Black&Decker, Best Foods, Blinds To Go, Dayton
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