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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Overview

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is a public institution located in Tallahassee, Florida. Tallahassee is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Known For?

1,550 Undergraduate Awards
$25,937 Avg Cost After Aid
33% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Florida A&M University is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Florida A&M University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#16 Best Value Chemical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Value Computer Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Value Civil Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Value Electrical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Value Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Value Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Best Value General English Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Best Value English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#92 Most Popular Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#115 Best Value Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Florida A&M University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#12 Best Electronics Engineering Technology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#40 Best Health Sciences & Services Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#57 Best Engineering Technologies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#102 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#145 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#200 Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University?

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Contact details for Florida A&M University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1500 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32307
Phone: 850-599-3000
Website: www.famu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FAMU1887
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FAMU_1887

How Do I Get Into Florida A&M University?

You can apply to Florida A&M University online at: www.famu.edu/index.cfm?admissions&ApplyOnline

Admission Requirements for Florida A&M University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Florida A&M University?

33% Acceptance Rate
72% Of Accepted Are Women
86% Submit SAT Scores
You'll need to do what you can to make your application stand out if you plan to apply to Florida A&M University. The school screens its applicants carefully and has a fairly low acceptance rate of 33%. So, don't just throw your admission packet together at the last minute!

Approximately 28% of accepted students are men and 72% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 32%, and the acceptance rate for women is 34%.

Average Test Scores

About 86% of students accepted to Florida A&M University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 590. Math scores were between 510 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University  ( 520 to 590 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University  ( 510 to 560 )
200
800
Florida A&M University received ACT scores from 51% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 23. Math scores were between 17 and 23. Composite scores were between 20 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University  ( 19 to 23 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University  ( 17 to 23 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University  ( 20 to 24 )
1
36

Can I Afford Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University?

$25,937 Net Price
67% Take Out Loans
9.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Florida A&M University is $25,937. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Florida A&M University, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $5,313 a year. That adds up to $21,252 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Florida A&M University is 9.3%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,244 Full-Time Undergraduates
66% Women
97% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,402 undergraduate students at Florida A&M University, with 6,244 being full-time and 1,158 being part-time.

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There are also 1,782 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,244 full-time undergraduates at Florida A&M University, 34% are male and 66% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 27
Black or African American 5,524
Hispanic or Latino 308
White 171
International Students 23
Other Races/Ethnicities 191

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. At this time, 28 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 41 countries are represented at Florida A&M University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Bahamas, Nigeria, and Jamaica.

Online Learning at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

63 Took All Classes Online
8,958 Took At Least One Class Online
23.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 8,958 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Florida A&M University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 67th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Florida A&M University

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University was $5,785 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $17,725. The following table shows how Florida A&M University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Public Health #7 #22
Nursing #25 #142
Business, Management & Marketing #43 #315
Business Administration & Management #46 #383

Online Growth Rankings of Florida A&M University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University was 23.1%. This is the #993 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Florida A&M University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Florida A&M University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 20%
Business, Management & Marketing 20%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Florida A&M University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Florida A&M University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Public Health #127
Nursing #426

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Health Sciences & Services 0 214 0 0 214
Business Administration & Management 0 136 65 0 201
Law 0 0 0 171 171
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 164 0 0 164
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 116 0 0 116
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 111 111
General Psychology 0 107 0 0 107
Nursing 0 82 10 0 92
Social Work 0 68 24 0 92
General Biology 0 79 5 0 84
Computer Information Systems 0 54 6 0 60
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 44 9 0 53
General Architecture 0 37 11 0 48
Political Science & Government 0 45 0 0 45
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 18 24 42
Journalism 0 39 0 0 39
Health & Physical Education 0 16 20 0 36
Public Relations & Advertising 0 33 0 0 33
General Social Sciences 0 0 31 0 31
Sociology 0 31 0 0 31
Liberal Arts General Studies 30 0 0 0 30
Public Health 0 0 17 7 24
General Agriculture 0 16 7 0 23
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 23 0 23
Music 0 22 0 0 22
Design & Applied Arts 0 21 0 0 21
Accounting 0 18 0 0 18
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 15 0 0 15
Allied Health Professions 0 15 0 0 15
Drama & Theater Arts 0 15 0 0 15
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 14 0 14
Natural Resources Conservation 0 12 0 2 14
Economics 0 12 0 0 12
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 11 0 0 11
Educational Administration 0 0 2 9 11
Student Counseling 0 0 11 0 11
Chemistry 0 9 2 0 11
General English Literature 0 10 0 0 10
Food Science Technology 0 9 0 0 9
Construction Engineering Technology 0 9 0 0 9
Civil Engineering 0 4 2 3 9
Electrical Engineering 0 3 5 1 9
Agricultural Engineering 0 8 0 0 8
Computer Engineering 0 6 0 0 6
Chemical Engineering 0 5 0 1 6
Industrial Engineering 0 4 1 1 6
Mechanical Engineering 0 4 1 1 6
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 5 0 0 5
Ethnic Studies 0 5 0 0 5
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 5 0 0 5
History 0 4 0 0 4
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 3 0 0 3
Fine & Studio Arts 0 3 0 0 3
Physics 0 2 0 0 2
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 1 0 1
Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 30 1,520 285 331 2,166

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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