Florida Agriculutural and Mechanical (A&M) Details

Email Address admissions@famu.edu
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 1500 Wahnish Way
City Tallahasse
State Florida
Zip 32307
Phone 850-599-3000
Total Enrollment 10448
Motto Excellence with caring
Level of Selectivity
Location Located on 419 acres, the 131-building campus is a blend of modern and traditional buildings. The Black Archives Research Center and Museum has become a tourist attraction. The most recent buildings include the Presidentís home and the College of Engineering. Plans are under way for a new research facility in arts and for a science classroom building.
History Florida A&M University (FAMU) is a four-year, state-supported, coed, liberal arts institution, founded in 1887 as the State Normal College for Colored Students. In 1890, the school became a land-grant institution. In 1891, the college was moved from Copeland Street to its present location and became the State Normal and Industrial College for Colored Students. In 1905, postsecondary-level instruction was first offered. Four years later, the name was changed to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College. It wasnít until 1910 that the first baccalaureate degree was awarded. When the school became a university in 1953, the present name was adopted. In 1984, the University was granted authority to offer its first Doctor of Philosophy degree. Five years later, the first Ph.D. in pharmacology was awarded. The school opened with 2 instructors and 15 students. Presently, it employs more than 460 full-time faculty members and enrolls more than 9,000 students. The University was ranked fourth in the nation in enrolling National Achievement finalists. One of nine universities in the State University System of Florida, FAMU places great emphasis on instruction, research, and service to promote academic excellence and to improve the quality of life for those it serves. As a land-grant school, the institution is mandated to give high priority to continuing education and public service.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation No
Accrediation Florida A&M University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the Associate of Arts, the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Science, master's degrees, and the Ph.D. (pharmacy).
Costs per Year 2002Ė03 Tuition: $2458 (in-state); $10,346 (out-of-state) Room and board: $2604 (oom); $1778 (board) Special fees: $300 Books: $750 Estimated total cost: $7890 (in-state); $15,778 (out-of-state)
In State Tuition 2458
Out of State Tuition 10346
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of students receiving financial aid:95 Financial Aid Specific to the School: Academic Achievement Awards include alumni scholarships, School of Business and Industry Awards, Greyhound Corporation Awards, Selby Foundation Grants, General Foods Corporation Awards, and U.S. Sugar Corporation Scholarships. These awards range from $100 to $1000 and assist non-need freshmen with their financial obligations. Students should contact Financial Aid.
Financial-Aid Deadline 38443
Admission Deadline May 15 (fall priority); October 15 (spring priority); rolling admissions.
Entrance Requirements SAT (at least 1010) or ACT (at least 21) required. Graduation from an accredited high school (or equivalent) with the following 19 units: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 3 science (including 2 labs), 3 social science, 2 foreign language, and 4 electives; official high school transcript with minimum 2.5 GPA; applicants with at least 3.0 GPA admitted regardless of SAT/ACT results; students with low SAT/ACT scores, but gifted with other talents, may be eligible for admission; high school recommendation; proof of immunization for rubella required for admission. A $20 nonrefundable application fee is required. Admission Application Deadline: May 15 (fall priority); October 15 (spring priority); rolling admissions. Admission Contact: Director of Admissions, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida 32307; Telephone: 850-599-3796; 850-599-3069 (fax).
Graduation Requirements A 120-credit-hour minimum and completion of the core requirements, including the following hours: 6 mathematics, 8 science, and 1 computer course for business, engineering, graphic arts, journalism, math, and technology majors; minimum 2.0 GPA; last year in residence. A minimum of 60 hours for associate degree.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment (men/women): 4,284/6,164 In-state: 6,785 Other regions: 46 states; 6 international Full-time undergraduates (men/women): 3,172/4,779 Part-time undergraduates (men/women): 621/679 Graduate students (men/women): 491/706 Ethnic/racial makeup: African American, 9,045; Hispanic, 155; Asian, 73; Caucasian, 1,055; International, 120
Diversity 67
Student Life Campus Regulations: Class attendance compulsory for all students. Campus Services: Health center, personal and psychological counseling, career placement counseling, womenís center, on-campus shuttle, intercampus shuttle with Florida State University, late-night escort, remedial instruction, and religious activities. Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater, chorale, band, art exhibits, concerts, and lecture series. The gospel choir released an album in 1985. FAMUís ďMarching 100 BandĒ is world renowned. Students may get involved in the student-run newspaper or radio station, WUMF-FM. Leadership opportunities are found in the Student Government Association or the more than 100 student organizations, including the literary guild, fashion/modeling club, religious groups, departmental clubs, and interest groups. FAMU has the largest womenís athletic program of any historically black institution in the United States. The school has a fully equipped television studio and photography lab. Greek Life Sororities include: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta. Fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha, Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma. Honor societies are represented on campus is Sigma Xi. Housing Availability: Nine permanent residence halls. All freshmen and students with less than 12 semester hours whose homes are farther than 35 miles from the campus must reside in University dorms. Freshmen are given priority. Freshman-only dorms available. Housing available for married students. Off-campus housing permitted. Handicapped Services: Course substitution may be made by the University Admission Committee if the enrollee is hearing impaired, visually impaired, dyslexic, or learning disabled (LD).
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 727 Student-teacher ratio: 22:1 Full-time faculty members: 525 Part-time faculty members: 202 Tenured faculty members: 187 Faculty with doctorates or other terminal degrees: 75%
Athletic Program Florida A&M University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I, except menís football, which is Division I-AA, and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). Intercollegiate Sports: menís baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, swimming and diving, tennis, and track and field; womenís basketball, cross-country, golf, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Intramural Sports: basketball, cross-country, football, tennis, and volleyball. Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Florida A&M University, 1500 Wahnish Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32307; Telephone: 850-599-3868 or 3810.
School Calender August-May (semesters)
Website http://www.famu.edu/
Degrees Bachelor of Arts: Criminal Justice, Dramatic Arts/Theater, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, History, International Relations, Journalism, Languages and Literature, Magazine Production, Medical Record Administration, Music, Music Education, Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Relations, Radio, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Television, Theater Bachelor of Science Accounting, Afro-American Studies, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Architectural Technology, Architecture, Art Education, Banking and Finance, Biology, Business Economics, Business Education, Business Management, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Computer and Information Systems, Construction Engineering Technology, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering Technology, Elementary Education, English Education, Entomology, Graphic Arts Technology, Health-Care Administration, Industrial Arts Education, Industrial Engineering, Landscape Design and Management, Marketing and Purchase, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Office Administration, Pharmacy, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Physics, Recreation, Respiratory Therapy, Science Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies Education Technology, Vocational Technology Education Master of Business Administration: Accounting, Finance, Management, Information Systems, Marketing Master of Education: Adult Education; Agricultural and Extension; Business Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Guidance and Counseling; Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; Industrial Education; Intermediate Education; Secondary Education Master of Science: Architecture, Business Technology Education, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Community Psychology, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Chemistry, Office Administration, Pharmacy/Toxicology, School Psychology, Technology Education, Vocational Technology Education Preprofessional: Architectural Studies, Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine Doctorate: Chemical Engineering, Medical Chemistry.
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