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 eleven thousand students enrolled per year at FAMU.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores to FAMU. A score between 1030 to 1160 on the SAT exam, or 19 to 23 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the FAMU average GPA (2.98 - 3.18) 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 37% continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.famu.edu.

Overall FAMU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University was reported as 35.7% in Fall 2020 with over 10,300 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 ACT Scores: 19 - 23
  • FAMU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.18

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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 31.1%
  • 2017-2018: 45.6%
  • 2018-2019: 38.9%
  • 2019-2020: 35.7%
  • Projected FAMU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 35.2%

How Does FAMU Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is fifty-nine percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Thomas University38.0%
Albany State University66.0%
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College73.5%
Georgia Southwestern State University58.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to FAMU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading530 - 590
Math500 - 570
Total Score1030 - 1160
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 23
Math17 - 23
Composite Score19 - 23
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