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Location | Tallahassee
Population | 191,000
Enrollment | 10,031
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 08/28-12/15
Spring | 1/08-05/03

Florida A&M University

Tallahassee, FL
Named 2022 #1 Public HBCU by U.S. News & World Report.
Only HBCU in the eleven member State University System of Florida.
FAMU is closed for Fall 2023-2024

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.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Excellent
Understand Chances of Placement


  • When will I register? According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
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 Nursing

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Actuarial Science, African American Studies... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
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 not accept
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 01/30/24

Finances Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 18

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Admission Fee $5 Year Host Mandatory
Housing Deposit $200 Year Home Optional
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Student is responsible for any fee associated with STEM courses.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 01/30/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $950
  • 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. Copy and paste links into a new browser. Housing room rates: https://www.famu.edu/students/living-on-campus/housing/housing-options/index.php Housing application: https://www.famu.edu/students/living-on-campus/housing/housing-application/index.php Local transportation is available but runs on a limited schedule. It is best for students to plan to stay on or close to campus.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
If student's live in an apartment style housing, optional meal plans are available but not required, prices vary. You may utilize the link below to view meal plan details. Copy and paste links into a new browser. On-campus meal plan: https://www.metzfamu.com/plans-pricing.html Commuter meal plan: https://www.metzfamu.com/plans-pricing.html


Figures per Semester are current as of 01/30/24

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


Other Health Related Comments
For more information visit the student health services webpage: https://www.famu.edu/students/student-resources/health-and-wellbeing/health-services/index.php

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