Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Percentage of Women: 47%
Tuition (one year): $18,452 in-state; $30,394 out-of-state
Most Popular Majors: Journalism; Computer Information Sciences; Psychology; Business Administration
Greek Life: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 48%
For more information about financial aid, scholarships, majors, study abroad, and average test scores, visit Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University's website at http://www.famu.edu/.
Why Choose FAMU?
"I chose FAMU because I love the family environment and because they have a great Pharmacy program. Also my father is an alumnus of Florida A&M University and I wanted to keep the tradition going!”
“I chose FAMU because all it took was one visit and I fell in love!”
“FAMU was not my first choice but when I began to really get into the groove of things I really began to enjoy it here. Now I have met some of my best friends and I cannot wait to live out the rest of my college career here at this wonderful university.”
"Some A+ Features of FAMU are the FAMUly atmosphere and the school spirirt."
"I believe some of the A+ Features of FAMU are the support that we reieve from the alumni. They are always giving back and are helpful when it comes to any of the students needs. I definitely believe the Alumni are an A+ Feature."
"FAMU has an enriching histroy, and it definitely adds a certain aura to FAMU's deep roots. We are the school that 'The Cosby's" wanted to go to! "
"I believe that FAMU needs to improve their dorms, because they are really not up to par."
"Something that bothers me about FAMU is our SGA. I believe that our SGA does not do what their title entails, so I believe that is something that we need to improve on."
"I hate the Parking Services!"
New Collegiette on Campus
"Attending FAMU has really enriched me, but it was such a hard adjustment. I had to learn how to adjust to the fast pace on campus, but the slow pace of Tallahassee. I am origianally from New York, so I am use to a fast pace lifestyle. Tallahassee is really slow and country, so that was the biggest adjustment for me."
"The best thing you can do as a new collegiate on campus is to interact with different individuals. There are so many different individuals on campus, and they can open many doors for you, so it is best for you to get to know people. It is also possible that you could meet your bestfriends in college. So try and be open-minded when you meet people because you never know what they could do for you or the kind of connection you could have with them."
"I would definitely say go in head first, and YOLO! You are only in college once, so you really have to take this expereience by the horns!"
All About Academics
"Florida A&M has a large variety of different study areas on campus, but Coleman Library is the most popular spot on campus."
"The professors at FAMU are the best! They push the students to reach to the stars and above, though sometimes we, as students, do not understand why they are being so tough on us. Their toughness allows us to work our hardest and not give up!"
"Demonstrating hard work at FAMU will get you places and opprotunities that you have never thought of. The opprotunites that students are given based off of academics are amazing, especially since most of the students are minorities on campus."
Learn From The Best
"FAMU has an AMAZING program called the First-Year Experience Program and it provides students with mentors and professors that will help them transition into their first year at the University. This program is a great way to allow the students to meet each other and interact with upperclassmen, and it allows to gain valuable relationships."
"It is so easy to find a mentor on campus. If it is not a fellow student, then a professor is always willing to lend a helping hand. The support on campus and guidance is so necessary for the growth of the students at FAMU!"
"I honestly look to my friends for guidance. They are the biggest supporters that I have on campus, and I have truly gained a family!"
Interest & Involvement
"There is no reason for the students on campus not to be involved. There is so much to get involved in on campus! From greek life to dance teams, there is always something to do."
"I personally love that FAMU has a lot of organizations within your specific major. It really allows the students to network and gain those connections that are needed post-graduation."
"The many organizations on FAMU's campus really do set us apart. I say this because when you say something about FAMU's many organizations they are very distinguishable from the rest!"
"Our Football team may not be the best, but we support them rain or shine! We know that they try their best, and we try our best to bring all of our energy to the games!"
"Tallahassee is a college town, so we are at a great advantage being right across the street from Florida State University, so the team spirit is really high throughout the city! If they support us, then we definitely support them!"
"FAMU has spirit like no other!"
"I REPRESENT FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY, OCTOBER 3RD, 1887! WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?"
"This has been a great year for FAMU in terms of "Girl Power"! We elected our FIRST FEMALE President, Dr. Elmira Mangum! We are delighted to have her and this just shows the direction that FAMU is moving in. The progress and change that is happening on campus is amazing, and the fact that we have a women president just opens up so many doors for the females on FAMU's campus! Some may not see it that way, but it is happening!"
"I love the fact that FAMU has so many clubs and organizations that aim to push women in a more positive direction, it is so encouraging!"
"FAMU is a women in herself, and to watch her grow and evolve is just beautiful! I am happy to see the women on campus move to create something positive! "
Food & Drink
"FAMU is at a disadvantage when it comes to food. Nothing is really that close to us but McDonalds and Burger King, BUT in FAMU's efforst to make our lives better we are getting a Chick-Fil-A and Starbucks in the Fall!"
"I miss Jazzmans!"
"Tallahassee has so much to offer when it comes to dining! I absolutely love the drinks and wings at Top Flight Nighclub, but that is more for our 21 and up crowd!"
"Tallahassee has the absolute bes social scene around. The fact that Tallahassee encompasses FAMU and FSU it is guranteed that every weekend there will be something to do!"
"Right now in Tallahasse there are a plethora of clubs that are hot throughout the week, my favorite would have to be Recess!"
"Here is the breakdown: Wednesday = Top Flight then The Moon, Thursday= Recess or The Mint, Friday= Colesium, Saturday= Bajas Night Club, Sunday= New Mt. Zion or Jacobs Chapel!"
"If you are surrounded by a great group of people, then that is all you need! Me and my friends have socials every night full of laughs and studying!"
"I encourage everyone to stay on campus their first year. It is the best experience and you are guranteed to meet some of your best friends!"
"Dorm life can be kind of tricky because it is a new enviorment, and that can be a good or a bad thing, depending on the person. You have to make the best out of it!"
"There will be problems, there will be drama, but it will all be worth it!"
"I am so happy that FAMU has decided to build this new dorm. It is going to add so much new life back on campus!"
"Don't be afraid to ride Star Metro! Me and my friend got lost in Tallahassee multiple times on the bus and they are very memorable! So go and get lost!"
"Tallahassee has so many hidden treasures, it is amazing!"
"The best way to explore Tallahassee is to just do it! There is so much to do in this little country city! Like who knew about FSU Rez? RIGHT! Go find out what it is!"
"There are so many opportunities to explore Tallahassee, and not just exploring but to give back to Tallahassee! Go do some community service!"
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