Florida A&M University (FAMU)

Founded in 1887, Florida A&M University is a public, historically black research institution. FAMU began with only 15 students and two teachers. Now more than 100 years later, FAMU has grown to almost 12,000 students and is the only HBCU in State University Center of Florida. Through its 13 schools and colleges, FAMU offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in numerous fields of study. Popular majors at FAMU include Architecture, Journalism, Computer Information Sciences and Psychology. For a more enriching college experience, FAMU has numerous student groups and organizations. The faculty and staff of FAMU are dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and the academic excellence of its students. It is FAMU’s mission “to prepare students to apply their and knowledge, critical thinking skill and creativity in their service to society.”

Location: Tallahassee, FL

Type of Institution: Four-year, public research HBCU

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $5,000+

     • Out-of-State: $17,000+

Size: 12,000+ students

Percentage of African- American Students: 94%

Percentage of Men: 40%

Percentage of Women: 60%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 20:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s

Colleges/Schools: Humanities and Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Business

Housing: On-campus housing provided: residence halls, apartments 


     • Greek: Alpha Phi Alpha, Iota Phi Theta, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta

     • Others: National Pan-Hellenic Council, Environmental Sciences Student Organization, Psychology Club, FAMU Concert Choir, Caribbean Student Organization, Mahogany Dance Theatre, Progressive Black Men, National Council of Negro Women, FAMU Strikers

Famous Black Grads: Common, Althea Gibson, Anika Noni Rose, Rob Hardy, Will Packer, T’Keyah "Crystal" Keymah 

City Life: Capital of Florida, museums (John G. Riley Museum of African American History and Culture, Challenger Center), plantations, freshwater spring, wildlife habitat, beaches, hunting, fishing, dinning, shopping

Website: www.famu.edu/

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