Campus Housing

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

Campus Housing: Living on campus is good and bad. Your're right there on campus, you may or may not have a roommate. The price is too expensive. its much cheaper to stay off campus.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: It could definitely be better. I moved off campus because of the cost and quality of the dorms. FAMU does not post pictures of their dorms for incoming students. When I arrived I realized the dorms were mostly run down and old. Additionally, the newer dorms were costly and VERY small. This is not good. They can do better. If students are forced to live on campus then the school should make it at least moderately appealing!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Social Atmosphere is great, lots of fun, parties, and everyone is fairly friendly. Cost of living is i guess average. The housing process was fast and quick. It took no longer than 1 week to get your results.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Easy to get to classes but the fire drills early in the mornings are ridiculous.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorm life could progress some because of the lack of space in the room and lack of cleanliness.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 132nd
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1251st
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 1336th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1377th
    Cleanest Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Angel Neal
Hometown
Tampa, Fla
Major
Journalism/Magazine Production
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Campus housing at FAMU has its ups and downs, like most colleges. However, the proximity of the dorms to classes is very good—students literally just have to step out of their dorms and cross the street. Some complaints about the dorms is that the elevators run slowly, the rules regarding opposite-sex visitation are strict, and the old dorms need to be renovated. However, while the dorms may not be that spacious, they are well maintained. This is helped by the fact that students need to keep their rooms in good condition or else they’ll receive a fine, and the resident assistants are usually very strict when it comes to the cleanliness of the dorms. One thing resident students really like is that the lobbies in the dorms are spacious enough for them to have dorm events, like movie nights or group card games.

There has been a limited supply of housing for recent incoming classes due to the increase in enrollment (the University had its largest freshman class in 2010). As a result, a major renovation of two dormitories was announced and is underway. Now, students can look forward to great new housing in the future.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,697
Average Housing Costs
$5,132
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Men's dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Theme housing
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
70%
Freshmen Living On Campus
96%
Number of Dormitories
7
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
3
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Diamond Hall
  • Gibbs Hall
  • McGuinn Hall
  • Truth Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Honors housing
  • Palmetto Street Phase III
  • Palmetto Street South
Worst Freshman Dorms
Paddyfote Complex
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Paddyfote Complex
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Mirror
  • Wireless Internet access in all bedrooms
Also Available
There is special housing for honors students.
Available for Rent
None

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Cropper Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Centrally located, electronic access, large lobby, laundry facilities, study area
Diamond Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Electronic access, laundry facilities, shares lobby with McGuinn Hall, study room
Gibbs Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Located across the street from Bragg Memorial stadium, electronic access, laundry facilities
McGuinn Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Centrally located, electronic access, laundry facilities, shares a lobby with Diamond Hall, study area
Paddyfote Complex
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Electronic access, laundry facilities, located across from Student Service Center, which has dining hall and food court. Buildings A and B are for men, while buildings C and D are for women.
Truth Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Located in the West Quadrangle, electronic access, laundry facilities, study area
Wheatley Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Located in West Quadrangle, connected to Cropper and Truth halls, electronic access, laundry facilities, study area

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Palmetto Street North
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Each unit has central air and heating, dining room, kitchen, living room, and storage closet. The complex has a computer lab and laundry facilities. Shuttle service is available to campus on weekdays.
Palmetto Street Phase III
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Special Features: Complex has common building with computer lab, conference room, laundry facilities, and recreation room. Shuttle service is available to campus on weekdays.
Palmetto Street South
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Units with singles, doubles
Special Features: Each unit is fully furnished. Complex has computer lab, laundry facilities, recreation room, and vending machines. Shuttle service is available to campus on weekdays.

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  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
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