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Florida A&M University

Tallahassee, FL


  1. Named a 2020 Top-10 HBCU by U.S. News & World Report.
  2. Only HBCU in the eleven member State University System of Florida.

About This Campus

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University was founded as the State Normal College for Colored Students, and on October 3, 1887, it began classes with fifteen students and two instructors. FAMU, as it has become affectionately known, is the premiere school among historically black colleges and universities. Located on the highest hill in Florida’s capital city of Tallahassee, Florida A&M University remains the only historically black university in the eleven member State University System of Florida. FAMU is an 1890 land-grant institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, resolution of complex issues and the empowerment of citizens and communities. The University provides a student-centered environment consistent with its core values. The faculty is committed to educating students at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional levels, preparing graduates to apply their knowledge, critical thinking skills and creativity in their service to society.

Location Information

Tallahassee is located in North Florida. You can easily travel throughout Florida to prime destinations such as Panama City Beach which is only 2.5 hours way; Miami which is 8 hours by car; and Disney and Universal Studios in Orlando which is only a 4 hour drive. Outside of Florida, Atlanta, Georgia is only 4.5 hours away and New Orleans, Louisiana only 5 hours.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Tallahassee
Population | 191,000
Enrollment | 10,031
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/26-12/03
Spring | 1/06-04/28

Campus Diversity

White | 8%
Black | 85%
Hispanic/Latino | 3%
Asian | 1%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 3%
Other | 0%


Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Cardiopulmonary Sciences: B.S. Health Care Management: B.S / Health Administration: MSHA Health Informatics and Information Management: B.S. Occupational Therapy: MSOT Physical Therapy: DPT

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • African American Studies
  • Agricultural Business
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Physics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Engineering
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Administration
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Choral Music
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Food Science
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Journalism
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music Education
  • Music Management
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts: Voice
  • Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Piano
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Social Work
  • Sociology


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper, N/A computer or 80.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): None.
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 02/06/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $200 Year Plan B Optional

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 02/06/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 45% living on campus
  • Double: $3400
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living is limited
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 5
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 5
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $700
  • Proximity to campus: 2-6
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
For more information about housing you may use the link below. http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?housing Local transportation is available but runs on a limited schedule. It is best for students to plan to stay on campus.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2887 per semester for 19 meals per week.
  • $2687 per semester for 19 meals per week.
  • $2487 per semester for 19 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
If student's live in an apartment style housing option meal plans are available but not required, the prices vary. You may utilize the link below to view meal plan details. https://www.metzfamu.com/residential.html

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 02/06/20.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $682 per semester.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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