FAMU: 2020 Requirements, Scores & GPAs

This is the go-to guide for getting into Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. We suggest you read until the end... Not only will we layout the exact GPA and test scores you should aim for when applying to FAMU, but we’ll also offer creative ways to help your application stand out from the pack. We breakdown FAMU statistics better than any article out there and show you how these have changed over time. Also, make sure to check out Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University on CampusReel to see what it’s really like here. If you're interesting in transferring to FAMU, the read our transfer guide. You can also use the below calculator to help determine your likelihood of acceptance at FAMU

What are your chances at FAMU?

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    *gpa score is required

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    What GPA do you need to get into Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University?

    Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s average GPA is 3.4. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University does require GPA. This average GPA means Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is very selective. Often times, schools in this range are trying to increase their selectivity and “prestige”. We can’t read the minds of FAMU application readers, but they likely want to increase the average GPA from 3.4 to 3.57 this year - to play it safe, we recommend striving for the 3.57 GPA.

    *BEFORE CONTINUING PLEASE NOTE: GPA and “prestige” DO NOT mean a college is right for you. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University may seem amazing on paper, but you may hate it... That’s why 700,000 students transfer colleges every year - they end up going to the wrong school. It’s crucial to watch the videos on CampusReel and make sure you can envision yourself on FAMU’s campus. These FAMU admission statistics do not sufficiently tell you what a college or university is like.

    What is Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s acceptance rate?

    Last year Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s acceptance rate was 51.41. However, check out how the acceptance rate has changed over time.

    2016 2017 2018
    Acceptance Rate 31.0 % 46.0 % 51.41 %

    As you can see, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is a little easier to get into than last year.

    Acceptance rate alone does not indicate your likelihood for getting into FAMU - it’s a very high level understanding of the true competition. Use the acceptance rate as a general guide for curating a list of 10-15 schools that fall into different ranges of competitiveness. Then, use the below data to get a deeper understanding of how your application will compare to the rest of the pool.

    What are your chances at FAMU?

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    *gpa score is required

    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at FAMU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

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    Does Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Require Test Scores?

    Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University requires that you either take the SAT or ACT. See the table below for how Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s accepted students have performed on both tests. You may be wondering how many test scores should you submit. Generally, don’t freak out about taking the test too often. Industry consensus is that you can submit up to 6 tests as a reasonable limit.

    Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University SAT Requirements

    Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s average SAT score is 990 - this is the sum of the math and reading portions of the SAT (the 1600 scale). Check out the below table for a deeper look into how students performed - it’s also very interesting to look at the average test score over time. The trend over time helps give insight into whether Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is getting more or less competitive.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 440 530 485
    Reading 460 550 505
    2019 Total 900 1080 990
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s average SAT score is 990. To be a competitive applicant for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University your SAT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 900, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University a “target” school (one that you are likely to get into) you should aim for a score of 1080.

    Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University ACT Requirements

    Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s average ACT score is 62. To be a competitive applicant for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University your ACT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 54, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University a “target” school (one that you have a good chance of getting into) you should aim for a score of 70.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 17 23 20
    Reading 18 23 20
    Writing 19 24 21
    2019 Total 54 70 62
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Requirements

    Now you know where you need to be for getting into Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University from a grade and test score perspective. Let’s quickly outline what else you’ll need to provide for your application to get reviewed, and then we’ll move onto the most important section: differentiating your app.

    Recommendations Status
    School Rank Recommended
    GPA Required
    School Record Required

    How to get into FAMU

    Follow these steps to maximize your chances of getting into FAMU. Everything you read above will help prepare you for what you need to achieve to have a shot at FAMU, but these steps will take you even further in applying that knowledge and differentiating your application.

    Main Academic Excellence that is in line with FAMU admission standards.

    1. Score at least a 990 on the SAT or 62 on the ACT.
    2. Maintain a GPA of at least a 3.4.

    Join Extracurriculars that Align with FAMU’s Values.

    1. Join your school band, a sports team or another group activity. If Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University values music heavily, for example, then try to participate in an organization related to that topic.
    2. Volunteer in your hometown. Tallahassee has tons of ways to be involved beyond just the college. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University wants applicants that are also good ambassadors for the school - they want students who will give back to the local community and broader Tallahassee area in general.
    3. Spend your summer doing something that speaks to your values, personal growth, leadership qualities and other less quantifiable characteristics. FAMU needs to see past your test scores and grades - they need to know that you will be a valuable and contributing member of their community. You are more than grades and test scores - your experiences should demonstrate that.

    Prepare Your Application

    1. Write a stellar essay that shows Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University something they can’t figure out from the other parts of your application. For a detailed guide on writing the best college essay, check this out.
    2. Get teacher recs that speak to your character. If you know what you’re majoring in and include that in your FAMU app, try to have at least 1 recommendation from a teacher in that department.
    3. Apply Before the Deadline. Too many students wait until the last minute to submit their application, and too much can go wrong during this precious time window. Since many students are applying on the last day, it’s possible that FAMU’s own system crashes. Don’t risk the added stress this can cause - submit your app a few days early.

    What are your chances at FAMU?

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    *gpa score is required

    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at FAMU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

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