About FAMU



Top Public HBCU for the 5th Consecutive Year!
Top Public HBCU for the 5th Consecutive Year!

Founded October 3, 1887, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is a public, historically Black university located in Tallahassee, Florida. What distinguishes FAMU from other universities is its legacy of providing access to a high-quality, affordable education with programs and services that guide students toward successfully achieving their dreams. FAMU is part of the State University System of Florida and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

In addition to the main Tallahassee campus, FAMU has several satellite campuses across Florida. These include the College of Law in Orlando and the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health, which has sites in Crestview, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Miami.


Quick Facts
  • Enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the United States and more than 70 countries.
  • 2020-2021 Academic Profile (Admitted First Time in College Students) – 3.67 GPA / 23 ACT
  • Retention Rate 82% / Acceptance Rate 30%
  • One-third of summer and fall 2020 incoming students majored in S.T.E.A.M.


  • Ranked #91 in 2023 U.S. News & World Report Rankings
    • Highest ranked public HBCU for five consecutive years
    • Top 25 for Social Mobility Index
  • 23 degree programs ranked in top 10

  • Number 1 HBCU for Research and Development (National Science Foundation)

  • Named Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leader


Florida A&M University Campus
Florida A&M University Campus

University Mission Statement

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is an 1890 land grant, doctoral/research institution devoted to student success at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional levels. FAMU enhances the lives of its constituents and empowers communities through innovative teaching, research, scholarship, partnerships, and public service. The University continues its rich legacy and historic mission of educating African Americans and embraces all dimensions of diversity.

University Vision Statement

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) will be recognized as a leading national public university that is internationally renowned for its competitive graduates, transformative research, and innovation.

University Values

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is committed to the values of accountability, inclusion, innovation, and integrity. The University also values and endorses the Board of Governors' Statement of Free Expression and expects open-minded and tolerant civil discourse to take place throughout the campus community. These values represent the tenets that guide our actions, enable us to sustain our historical mission, and realize our strategic plan.