Presentation on theme: "History Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is an 1890 land-grant institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, resolution."— Presentation transcript:
History Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is an 1890 land-grant institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, resolution of complex issues and the empowerment of citizens and communities.
Traditions Mascot The Rattler mascot is based on popular folklore. When the school relocated to Highwood Plantation in 1891, the rural landscape had an abundance of snakes, especially rattle snakes. This is how the mascot name, The Rattlers was chosen. School Colors Florida A&M Universitys school colors were selected because of the green from agricultural plants and the orange from Floridas citrus industry.
Admissions Florida A&M University uses the FAMU undergraduate application for admission. Applicants can apply online or download FAMUs application from our website at You may also check the status of your application online at our website. Admissions contact information is (850) or by at Each applicant must submit a $30 non-refundable fee with the admission application. Fee waivers are accepted from First-Time-in- College Florida residents who can document that they have received a fee waiver based on economic need as determined by the College Board or the American College Testing Program. Submission of applications may be as early as 12 months prior to the anticipated enrollment date and by the deadline stated in the university calendar.
Admissions Requirements An applicant who has at least a 3.0 (recalculated) grade point average on a 4.0 scale in core academic units completed in grades 9 through 12 and who submits other appropriate evidence that indicates successful academic progress is academically eligible for admission. When computing grade point averages, applicants receive additional weight for International Baccalaureate - 1 (IB), Honors -.5, Advanced Placement - 1 (AP) courses and AICE courses - 1 courses. Specific high school course units are required for admission as a first year student (an academic unit is a year-long course which is not remedial in nature).
SAT & ACT Requirements SAT–Critical Reading = 460 or ACT–Reading =19 SAT–Mathematics = 460 or ACT–Mathematics= 19 SAT--Writing = 440 or ACT–English/Writing =18