Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)

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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is a historically black college found in Tallahassee, FL. There are around fifteen thousand students enrolled per year at FAMU.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores to FAMU. A score between 1260 to 1520 on the SAT exam, or 18 to 22 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the FAMU average GPA (2.89 - 3.14) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University sends acceptance letters to roughly 40% of applicants per year. Of those that are accepted, nearly 51% continue on to register and enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the FAMU acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 50%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at famu.edu.

Overall FAMU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University was reported as 45.0% in Fall 2013 with over 5,030 college applications submitted to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • FAMU SAT Scores: 1260 - 1520
  • FAMU ACT Scores: 18 - 22
  • FAMU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 61.5%
  • 2010-2011: 61.1%
  • 2011-2012: 48.3%
  • 2012-2013: 48.6%
  • 2013-2014: 45.0%
  • Projected FAMU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 49.6%

How Does FAMU Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is twenty-three percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Valdosta State University55.2%
Columbus State University55.4%
University of North Florida53.4%
Mercer University69.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to FAMU (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading430 - 520
Math420 - 510
Writing410 - 490
Total Score1260 - 1520
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 22
Math17 - 23
Composite Score18 - 22
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