Tallahassee, FL
Tuition (in-state)
$17,726 ($5,785)
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3 College Student

Facilities: The campus is beautiful, although the girl dorms are terrible.

4 College Student

Facilities: There is a lot of diversity, many organizations, and friendly people.

College Student

Facilities: The library is the best hands down. Certain areas around the school im not too fond of. The café servers are lovely but a very few seem stressed and rude.

2 College Student

Facilities: I hate the fact that freshman aren't allowed to join any clubs. What other ways can I become involved ON campus? I have no car so I wont have transportation to go out like everyone else. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the librarians, im always here. This is where I feel most comfortable helped.

3 College Junior

Facilities: Not much to do on campus outside of athletic events. Everything happens off campus


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 123rd
    Best Performance Venues
  • 184th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 459th
    Best Student Centers
  • 514th
    Best Library
  • 1074th
    Greenest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Angel Neal
Tampa, Fla
Journalism/Magazine Production
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The campus is well-maintained and kept looking beautiful with the help of the janitorial and regular staffs. The landscaping and architecture of the buildings are very beautiful and a sight to see, especially during homecoming. However, the campus facilities are average and could use some help to make them better. Coleman Library is really nice. It is four floors, very spacious, offers lots of private study space, and has tons of computers with a good network speed—there are computer labs on each floor. The view from the library’s top floor is beautiful, and there are also rooms for group study or to practice presentations. The library is always busy, giving it the nickname “Club Coleman.”

The Hansel Tookes Sr. Student Recreation Center recently opened and gets a grade A. Located on the corner of Wahnish Way and Osceola Road, it is a popular spot for students who enjoy getting a great workout with great equipment. Besides the gyms and library, the student centers are nice, as well—the University Union is equipped with flat screens, couches, gaming systems, and a bowling alley. FAMU students have enough stuff on campus to keep them entertained after a long day of studying.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
420 acres
Student Centers
The University Union
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Coleman Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • "Club Coleman" (the library)
  • The cafeteria
  • Orange Room
  • The Set
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
There is a bowling alley in the University Union.
Coffeehouse on Campus
Jazzman's Café
Movie Theater on Campus
"Green" Initiatives
There are more than 200 recycling bins on campus. There is also a group on campus, called FAMU Green Coalition, that has regular meetings and events to help increase sustainability.
School Slang
  • Café: The main dining hall
  • Club Coleman: Coleman Library
  • Hill: Nickname for the campus. For example, someone might say, "I'm headed to the Hill."
  • Ratchet: Absurd, dirty, ghetto, someone without class
  • The Set: An area of campus, similar to a quad at other schools
  • Who gon' check me boo?: Who are you to question me? or What are you going to do about it?
  • Atlanta Classic: This is the football game between FAMU and Tennessee State.
  • The Classic: This is the annual football game against rival Bethune-Cookman University. This fashionable event is held in Orlando, and many students skip class just to attend.
  • Homecoming: This is one of the biggest annual traditions at FAMU. It's a star-studded event where roads are blocked and things get crazy! People come back to FAMU from all over to attend the Homecoming events.
  • Set Friday: Each Friday, students head to The Set between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to listen to music provided by a DJ and check out Greek showcases, modeling troupe performances, or dance performances. There are also vendors selling clothing, sunglasses, and jewelry.
Urban Legends
Some say Sampson and Young halls are haunted.
Favorite Things To Do
Students like to mingle on "The Set," mostly on Fridays but also during the week, as well. Many dorms hold events for students on campus, as well. Students also enjoy hanging out in the Orange Room and the café.
Student Newspaper
The Famuan
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
Clubs and organizations are a big part of campus life. It's very easy to join-just show up to the interest meeting of any clubs you think you'll like. The Greek organizations are especially popular and are known for their community service work on and off campus, but FAMU also offers service clubs, modeling and dance troupes, major clubs, and community service clubs. You'll find a club here for practically any hobby or interest you have, but if there is not a club that fits your interests, you are welcome to create one-all you need is a proposal and an adviser to support it.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: Yes
Army ROTC: Yes
Did You Know?
  • Most students on the campus are involved in at least two organizations. If you want to be known on campus, you have to get involved.
  • FAMU offers clubs to represent your hometown/state, so if you're from California, New York, DC, Chicago, or anywhere else, you will never feel out of place in Florida.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 89 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What are the best on-campus student jobs?    Based on 5 responses

  • 27% Campus bookstore
  • 27% Resident assistant
  • 18% Student Government Association
  • 18% The gym
  • 9% Cafe
  • 0% Library

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 5 responses

  • 45% Homecoming
  • 27% Set Friday
  • 18% The Classic
  • 9% Greek Probates
  • 0% Atlanta Classic

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 104 responses

  • 6% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 21% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 42% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 31% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 82 responses

  • 1% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 5% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 51% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 43% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

Where are your favorite places to just hang out?    Based on 5 responses

  • 50% The Set
  • 33% Orange Room
  • 17% The cafeteria
  • 0% "Club Coleman" (the library)



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