Florida Agriculutural and Mechanical (A&M) Details
1500 Wahnish Way
Excellence with caring
|Level of Selectivity
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.
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.
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.
|Costs per Year
2002Ė03 Tuition: $2458 (in-state); $10,346 (out-of-state)
Room and board: $2604 (oom); $1778 (board)
Special fees: $300
Estimated total cost: $7890 (in-state); $15,778 (out-of-state)
|In State Tuition
|Out of State Tuition
|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.
May 15 (fall priority); October 15 (spring
priority); rolling admissions.
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
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).
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
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;
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
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.
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).
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%
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
Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Florida A&M University, 1500
Wahnish Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32307; Telephone: 850-599-3868 or 3810.
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
Architectural Studies, Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine
Chemical Engineering, Medical Chemistry.