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Florida A&M - FAMU - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Florida A&M Marching Band

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Florida A&M Description:

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University -- more commonly called FAMU or Florida A&M -- occupies a 422-acre campus on a hill in Tallahassee, Florida. Students come from 70 countries, and undergraduates can choose from 62 Bachelor's degree programs. Florida A&M is a historically black university that wins high marks for graduating African Americans in the natural sciences and engineering. While programs in health, business and technology fields are strong, journalism and the social sciences are also popular with undergraduates. On the athletic front, the Florida A&M Rattlers compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 12,057 (10,053 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,785 (in-state); $17,726 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,138 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,356
  • Other Expenses: $3,266
  • Total Cost: $19,545 (in-state); $31,485 (out-of-state)

Florida A&M Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 88%
    • Loans: 81%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,316
    • Loans: $6,187

Scholarships for Florida A&M (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Architecture, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Health Care, Health Science, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 4%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 10%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 40%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Florida A&M Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?AboutFAMU&Mission

"Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is an 1890 land-grant institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, resolution of complex issues and the empowerment of citizens and communities. The University provides a student-centered environment consistent with its core values. The faculty is committed to educating students at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional levels, preparing graduates to apply their knowledge, critical thinking skills and creativity in their service to society. FAMU’s distinction as a doctoral/research institution will continue to provide mechanisms to address emerging issues through local and global partnerships. Expanding upon the University’s land-grant status, it will enhance the lives of constituents through innovative research, engaging cooperative extension, and public service. While the University continues its historic mission of educating African Americans, FAMU embraces persons of all races, ethnic origins and nationalities as life-long members of the university community."

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