Academics

Location
Tallahassee, FL
Undergrads
9,100
Tuition (in-state)
$17,726 ($5,785)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Junior

Academics: I love Florida A & M University!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Although the curriculum here is pretty tough, that is a good thing because it prepares each student well for their future job.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Everything here prepares you for life in some way.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: FAMU has the only Physical Therapy program in the region.

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4 College Senior

Academics: Our curriculum correlates alot with what we need to know in the future. it provides us with internship opportunities to develop skills we will later use and the worklooad is heavy but if your dedicated you will manage

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 609th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 947th
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 1048th
    Most Flexible Curriculums
  • 1101st
    Best Course Variety
  • 1171st
    Best Academic Advisers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Angel Neal
Hometown
Tampa, Fla
Major
Journalism/Magazine Production
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As a historically black college, the University provides educational opportunities to African Americans, but it also serves students of other races, religions, and different backgrounds. Regardless of their background, academics are the top priority of everyone here. Students have to earn their grades—there are no handouts—and professors push everyone to do better than their best. A major strength of FAMU is that the professors actually know the material they are teaching. Plus, FAMU promotes innovative ways of teaching, research, and use of technology, so students get a clear glimpse of what their career choice will be like. In terms of programs offered, the University has it all, from agriculture to nursing to the award-winning journalism school. However, many students argue that the University does not have enough art-based majors and caters to sciences and agriculture.

The professors here have great relationships with the students. The professors are easy to talk to and are willing to help students earn the best grades possible. The workload can get pretty heavy, but it’s not unmanageable. Advisers also are very helpful and good at communicating the requirements each student needs in order to graduate in four years. However, students are encouraged to handle registering and advising as early as possible because of the high demand of counseling from the staff.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
19:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
577
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
166
Total FT Faculty
577
Faculty with Terminal Degree
74%
Average Faculty Salary
$69,857
Full-Time Retention Rate
80%
Part-Time Retention Rate
69%
Transfer-Out Rate
4%
Graduation Rate
40%
Programs/Majors Offered
73
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 30%
  • 20 to 49 students: 52%
  • 50 or more students: 18%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering (FAMU-FSU)
  • College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture
  • Environmental Sciences Institute
  • School of Allied Health Sciences
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Business and Industry
  • School of General Studies
  • School of Journalism and Graphic Communication
  • School of Nursing
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 5%
  • Criminal Justice and Safety Studies: 4%
  • Law: 4%
  • Pharmacy Studies: 3%
Graduation Requirements
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cooperative education program
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
Online Courses
FAMU offers a Distance Learning Program. Current FAMU students can take the online readiness test to make sure their computer skills are up to par for taking an online course. After that, students can select courses from the catalog.
Best Places to Study
  • Bottom half of the cafĂ©
  • Coleman Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Be open-minded to the different personalities and people at FAMU.
  • Be prepared to work hard!
  • Do not skip class. You will learn something new in each one.
  • Make a plan and stick with it.
  • Market yourself and network with alumni.
  • Study before you go out to the club. Remember: You're a student first.
  • Take advantage of the many opportunities offered here.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 89 responses

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 91 responses

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Excellent
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 16 responses

  • 26% K.Michelle - singer, songwriter
  • 23% Anika Noni Rose- actress
  • 21% Common - musician, actor
  • 17% William Packer - producer
  • 11% Pam Oliver - sportscaster
  • 2% Rico Love - rapper, songwriter, producer

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