Tallahassee, FL
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$17,726 ($5,785)
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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are average but we could support them more and more school spirit to increase the athletes' performance.

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3 College Senior

Athletics: Our varsity teams are not the best but the students and fans still try and support them

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit needs some improvement besides the home football games.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Our basketball girls and boys are great but the football team is sucks.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics at the school are great! The sports on campus bring a lot of students together for socialization, especially football and basketball. There is amazing school spirit at the games; we have a well known band that allures the crowd and gets the hype flowing.


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  • 295th
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 912nd
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Angel Neal
Tampa, Fla
Journalism/Magazine Production
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Athletics are a relatively major part of campus life. Some varsity sports get all the attention, while underrated sports sometimes lack support, but overall, the Rattlers have a huge fan base. Family, friends, faculty, and students come out in big numbers to football, basketball, and baseball games, and there is no doubt that the Rattler community has lots of pride. The sports at FAMU get respect even when they don’t win, and the gyms and stadiums are always filled with students rocking the school’s colors of orange and green. The Student Government Association also hosts pep rallies on Fridays before big games to get the students pumped for the upcoming match-up.

The University also offers intramural sports, and students come out to these games to support their friends, as well. The athletic facilities are always getting upgraded; just recently, a new gym was built that can seat about 3,000 people. Overall, the pride that Rattlers students have for the school is phenomenal. FAMU may not have nationally known award-winning sports teams, but it has huge pride in its athletics, and the students bleed orange and green.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conferences
Football: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Basketball: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
School Colors
Orange and green
School Nickname
Men Playing Varsity Sports
152 - 4%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
79 - 1%
Students Receiving Athletic Financial Aid
Football: 58
Basketball: 29
Baseball: 14
Cross Country/Track: 28
Other Sports: 51
Graduation Rates of Athletic Financial Aid Recipients
Football: 33%
Basketball: 17%
Baseball: 50%
Cross Country/Track: 29%
Other Sports: 63%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Al Lawson Center
  • Bragg Memorial Stadium
  • Gaither Athletic Complex
  • Hansel Tookes Sr. Student Recreation Center
  • Lady Rattler Softball Complex
  • Moore-Kittles Baseball Field
  • Pete Griffin Track
  • Rattler Tennis Center
Most Popular Sports
Football, cheerleading, basketball, and baseball
Most Overlooked Teams
Soccer, swimming, and bowling don't get as much attention as they should.
School Spirit
FAMU students bleed orange and green-Rattler pride is high! Students host pep rallies before big games and a huge number of students wearing school paraphernalia shows up. The University recently had a blackout game where everybody wore black to the football game, and it was a huge success. Not many schools have more pride than FAMU.
Getting Tickets
Ticket prices vary, but they're usually reasonably priced. Plus, students get a discount. To get tickets, go to the ticket booth outside of the new gym.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Lake Ella is a very relaxing place to walk. Students also enjoy walking on the tracks on campus.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 101 responses

  • 3% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 43% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 50% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 4% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 100 responses

  • 3% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 38% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 34% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 25% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 100 responses

  • 8% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 30% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 55% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 7% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.


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