FAMU, Florida A & M University GPA, SAT and ACT Data

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FAMU, Florida A & M University GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

FAMU, Florida A&M University GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
FAMU, Florida A&M University GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

Discussion of FAMU's Admissions Standards:

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is one of the top historically black universities in the country. Although only about half of all applicants to FAMU are admitted, the admissions bar isn't overly high. If you worked hard in high school and earned decent grades, you should be able to get in. In the graph above, the green and blue dots represent admitted students. You can see that the great majority had a high school average of a 2.3 (a C+) or higher. Nearly all admitted students had combined SAT scores (RW+M) of 800 or higher, and an ACT composite of 15 or higher. Realize, however, that FAMU does not use combined or composite test scores. Instead, the admissions officers will look at your individual reading, math, and writing scores. Also, realize that the GPAs reported by applicants above are unweighted, but FAMU will recalculate your high school grades to give extra weight to IB, Dual Enrollment, AP, and Honors classes. The rigor of your high school courses can play a meaningful roll in the admissions process.

Admission to Florida A&M University is not a simple mathematical equation of grades and test scores. The university has holistic admissions and looks at non-empirical factors such as an application essayextracurricular activities, and two letters of recommendation. If you have taken time off between high school and college, the application provides space for listing employment, military service, or other activities you have been involved with since graduation. All applicants are given an opportunity to list clubs, organizations, community service work, special talents, awards, and work experiences. If you have been highly involved in high school or after graduation, it is probably in your best interest to attach an additional sheet to the application to fully articulate your activities. Freshman applicants will also need to respond to two of three essay prompts on the following topics: a meaningful activity, interest, experience or achievement; your family history, culture, or environment; or, your unique qualities or characteristics that will make you a valuable member of the FAMU community.

Note that the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication and the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences involve more thorough application review than other units at the university. FAMU has a rolling admissions policy, but it is always in your best interest to apply early.

Visit the FAMU admissions website for further information and to get the most up-to-date admissions informaition. 

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