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Key facts

  • Type
    Public
  • International students
    300
  • Nationalities
    50
  • Total programs
    166

Study abroad at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Florida A&M University (FAMU) is a public US university with its main campus in Tallahassee, Florida. The campus is set across 422 acres featuring large oak trees, green spaces and 156 university buildings.

Florida A&M University offers 56 bachelor’s degrees, 29 master’s degrees, and 12 doctoral degrees. Its most popular programs at undergraduate level are engineering, computer information sciences, business administration, computer information sciences and architecture. At graduate level its most popular programs include engineering, public health, social work, computer science.

In addition to the main Tallahassee campus, FAMU has other smaller campuses across the state, including the College of Law in Orlando and the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS) in Crestview, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Miami.

The University’s sports team is the FAMU Rattlers who play at NCAA D-1 level. The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) will add Florida A&M University as a full member effective with the 2021-22 academic year.

University campus in multiple locations

Location

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

1601 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is located in Tallahassee. Best known as Florida's capital city, Tallahassee shares a deep-rooted history and culture with unparalleled natural adventure and an upbeat vitality.

Facilities

  • Library
    • Quiet Areas
    • Museum
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
    • On-Campus Shuttle
    • Bike Rental
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Sports Facilities
    • 3 Sport facilities
    • 4 Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
    • 4 Natural Turf American Football Pitches
  • Praying Rooms
    • Language Center
    • Workshops
  • Food & Restaurants
    • 2 Restaurants
    • 2 Bars
    • 2 Cafe’s
  • Fitness Centre
    • Personal Trainers
    • Swimming Pool
    • Machines
    • Fitness Classes
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
  • All Weather Sports Pitches
    • 4 Swimming pools
    • 1 Basketball Courts
    • 1 Tennis Courts
    • 1 Golf Coursenumber
    • 1 Athletics Track
    • 1 Diving Pools
    • 1 Baseball Pitches
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Campus Doctor
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services

Fees and funding

FAMU has been consistently recognized for its affordable degree programs.

Funding

Latin America-Caribbean (LAC) Scholarship

  • For undergraduate and graduate students who are citizens from Latin America and the Caribbean (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) who have been awarded a non-duty scholarship equal $500 per semester or $1,000 per academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) may be eligible to be designated as Latin American, Caribbean Scholarship recipients and will be considered Florida state residents for tuition purposes. At least half of the scholarship amount, $500 per year or $250 per semester must be from state or federal money. The other half may be from foundation money, a foreign government or another private source. A Latin American, Caribbean Scholarship recipient will be classified as a Florida resident for tuition purposes only. LAC Scholarship recipients must be awarded an additional scholarship in order to retain Florida resident status for the summer terms.

Florida Linkage Institutes

  • The Office of International Education, a unit under the Florida Department of Education, announces the availability of out-of-state tuition exemption program to eligible international students. International students attending any of Florida's state universities/community colleges may be eligible to apply to be considered as residents for tuition purposes only.

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition

    US$17,940 per year

  • Graduate tuition

    US$25,868 per year

Visa requirements for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

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Why study at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

  • Sports and athletics

    FAMU is an NCAA Division I school

  • Top ten HBCU

    Number nine in the US News and World Report of Best Historically Black Colleges

  • Diverse institution

    FAMU is a national top college for diversity and inclusion

  • Online excellence

    The University is nationally recognized for online excellence

Life as an international student

Florida A&M University’s student population is made up of 11,000 people from across the United States and more than 70 other countries. The University values diversity and its student body includes representatives from a range of ethnic, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds. As an international student you are part of FAMU's goal to continue reaching students beyond the United States.

You have a number of opportunities to participate in the FAMU and Tallahassee community with over 100 active student clubs and student organizations. Florida A&M University and its student union Efferson encourage international students to become involved in at least one student club or organization.

Student reviews for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Overall rating

4.1
11 reviews
  • Overall experience
    4.5
  • Academic
    4.3
  • University social
    3.9
  • Accommodation
    3.6
  • University facilities
    4.2
Jodecia Lamothe
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Studied Psychology at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    5
  • University social
    2
  • Accommodation
    4
  • University facilities
    5
Tell us about Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

The international office is very helpful. FAMU provides transportation around campus and to nearby student housing apartments. FAMU hosts the famous “set Fridays” “fried chicken Wednesdays” and “fish fry Fridays “ as a way to bring everyone together.

Ilayda Nurkan
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Studied Psychology at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    4
  • University social
    5
  • Accommodation
    5
  • University facilities
    4
Tell us about Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

I love my university because they gave me an opportunity to study here as a student athlete. All of my professors help me all the time whenever I struggle for my classes and in any aspect of my life.

Aruoture Egoh
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Studied Mechanical Engineering at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    5
  • University social
    5
  • Accommodation
    3
  • University facilities
    4
Tell us about Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Good transport and communication systems. The accommodation is affordable.

Georges Jaar
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Studied Physics at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    4
  • University social
    2
  • Accommodation
    3
  • University facilities
    3
Tell us about Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

The university is okay overall, but there have been some issues with getting paperwork processed in a timely fashion on a few occasions.

Mialiniaina Rakotondrazafy
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Studied Political Science at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Overall Experience
  • Academic
    5
  • University social
    5
  • Accommodation
    3
  • University facilities
    5
Tell us about Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Great campus life, great professors, not a lot of diversity.