Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), located in Tallahassee, offers 54 undergraduate, 29 postgraduate, 3 professional and 12 doctoral programs through its schools and colleges of Agriculture & Food Sciences Education; Engineering; Law; Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences; Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities; Science & Technology; Allied Health Sciences; Architecture & Engineering Technology; Business & Industry; Environment; Graduate Studies & Research; Journalism & Graphic Communication; and Nursing.

  • Average Tuition USD 32,551
  • Acceptance Rate 49%
  • Students 10,241
  • International Students 23.9%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 32,551
  • Campus Setting Residential

School Description

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) was founded in 1887. The School was originally called the State Normal College for Colored Students and started out just with just 15 students and two instructors. The School was officially designated as an institution of higher education in 1905 and was elevated from College to university status in 1953.

Today FAMU is a premiere school among historically black colleges and universities and remains the only historically black university in the eleven member State University System of Florida. FAMU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools and additionally has specialised accreditations for its different programs as well.

Some of its notable alumni include: John Thompson, Chair, Microsoft; Althea Gibson. The first African American to win the Wimbledon women’s single crown; Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., nationally acclaimed cancer surgeon and first African-American president of the American Cancer Society; and Congresswoman Carrie Meek, the first African American woman elected to the Florida Senate.

Master Programs

  • 1601 S. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA

    Agricultural Science

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Agriculture. The program offers courses that focus on forestry, horticulture, plant breeding, soil science, and plant nutrition.  

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    Architecture

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectura more
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    Biology

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant more
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    Biomedical Engineering

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biomedical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of molecular and cellular biology, general physics, c more
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    Business Administration

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human reso more
  • 1601 S. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA

    Chemical Engineering

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical more
  • 1601 S. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA

    Chemistry

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.  

  • 1601 S. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA

    Childhood Education

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of teachin more
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    Civil Engineering

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and more
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    Computer Information Sciences

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of the principles of Information Systems. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and r more
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    Criminal Justice

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminal Justice. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforc more
  • 1601 S. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA

    Education

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support servic more
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    Electrical Engineering

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific pr more
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    Enviormental Science

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosyst more
  • 1601 S. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA

    Health Administration

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Administration. The program offers courses that focus on studying the administration of public health systems, management more
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    History

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in p more
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    Industrial Engineering

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Industrial Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of applied mathematics; physical more
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    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematica more
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    Molecular Biology

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Molecular Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biochemistry, molecular biology, laboratory science, ev more
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    Nursing

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also inc more
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    Occupational Therapy

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Occupational Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, anatomy and physiology more
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    Pharmaceutical Sciences

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Pharmacology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of toxicology, biology, chemistry, pharmacy, and physiology.  

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    Physical Therapy

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physical Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, kinesiology, health promot more
  • 1601 S. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA

    Physics

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the more
  • 1601 S. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA

    Physiology

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Social Sciences. The program offers courses that focus on the study of economics; political science; human geograph more
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    Political Science

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, inst more
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    Psychology

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.  

  • 1601 S. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA

    Public Health

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Public Affairs. The program offers courses that focus on the study of government relations; media communications; i more
  • 1601 S. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA

    Social Work

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requ more
  • 1601 S. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA

    Software Engineering

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Software Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of scientific and mathematical princ more
  • 1601 S. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA

    Sports Management

    USD 33,140 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of athletic management; adult fitness; and recreation lead more

Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 494
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 645
  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 230

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 7.00

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    Other Information

    Established in 1887

    Other

    Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s mascot ‘the Rattler’, is based on popular folklore. In 1891, the school moved to Highwood Plantation and the land around it was filled with rattle snakes and that’s how the name came to be.

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    1601 S. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA

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      • Testimony
        1986-1990, Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.)

        "The Best University ever"

        Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University offered the best real life experiences an individual could have experienced. This great institution of higher education developed and equipped me into the woman I am today. I am so very THANKFUL that my father made it perfectly clear where his money was going to be spent.

      • Testimony
        1988-1993, BArch

        Experience

        Even though I was a sealed architect, going back has given me the design experience I craved.