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Study at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, also known as FAMU, was established on October 3, 1887. The university is situated in Tallahassee, Florida, and offers bachelors degree, masters degree and PhD degree programs in various areas. The campus occupies 370 acres, and has present Enrolment of more than 10, 000 students. The university is famous for its College of Pharmacy and School of Business and Industry.

The university's official color is green and orange, and the sports teams are nicknamed the Rattlers. FAMU's mascot goes by the name Venom. Former MLB players like Vince Coleman, Willie Galimore, Glen Edwards, Hewritt Dixon and andre Dawson are renowned alumni of the university.

Profile of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

The campus of Florida A&M is in Tallahassee, FL, which is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Florida A&M include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in architecture and planning and medical administration.

Florida A&M Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes Florida A&M an attractive choice for many applicants.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Florida A&M is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 11, 562 students enrolled (10, 678 full-time equivalent). Florida A&M has a large minority student population.

Student Life

The school offers students meal plans. Florida A&M values student athletics, and belongs to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Florida A&M Tuition and Affordability

The school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Florida A&M Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management328business management, accounting
Liberal Arts257political science, liberal arts and sciences, social services, economics, sociology, English, Spanish language, history, . . .
Education and Teaching168elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, educational administration, student Counselling, music teaching, English teaching, business teaching, social science teaching, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement121criminal justice and safety
Therapy and Counselling119psychology, school psychology, physical therapy, community psychology
Medicine119pharmacy, public health
Science86biology, chemistry, physics
Medical administration81health care administration, medical records admin, pharmacy courses
Media73journalism, public relations
Architecture and Planning69architecture, landscape architecture
Medical Support and Technology56health service and sciences, respiratory care tech
Engineering53mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, chemical engineering, bioengineering, civil engineering
Nursing and Emergency Medicine52registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering49computer and info science, computer engineering
Family and Social Work47social work
Engineering Technician29construction engineering tech, electronics tech, civil engineering tech
Agricultural Science and Management26agriculture, agricultural operations
Design23graphic design, design and applied arts
Conservation and Resource Management12environmental science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10occupational therapy
Music7music performance, jazz
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy and religious studies
Fine Arts4fine arts
Landscaping and Horticulture2landscaping

Contact: Florida A&M

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Tallahassee, FL 32307

General Phone: (850) 599-3000


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