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Francis Marion University
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  • 4 Year
  • FLORENCE, SC

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2.26.2024

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Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

4822 EAST PALMETTO ST
FLORENCE, SC 29506
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Peach Belt Conference
From Francis Marion University

A Truly Special Place:

Francis Marion University offers many valuable opportunities which, together, form a unique learning experience - one that is focused squarely on the well-being and success of our students.

- Exceptional education

- Close-knit, caring community

-Small classes, with direct access to professors

-Personalized attention from faculty and staff members

-Vibrant campus life in a beautiful setting

-Internships, travel, and many other hands-on learning experiences

-Outstanding preparation for graduate school or the work force

-Genuine sense of belonging

This combination of offerings makes FMU a premier educational choice.

We also offer significant scholarships that reduce what is already one of the lowest tuition costs in the state. Learn more about your potential scholarship package by contacting us at 843.661.1236 or at https://www.fmarion.edu/admissionscholarship/.

Watch the link below and view life at FMU.

https://youtu.be/R0BVnJ-O1EE?si=1brk1Nlb-HaGo42M

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Francis Marion University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
86%
SAT Range
930-1120
ACT Range
15-22
Application Fee
$41
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,299 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,192 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 59 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 69 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 69 responses

Majors

Is Your Tuition Fully Covered?

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Francis Marion University will ensure that tuition costs are fully covered for South Carolina students who are either First Generation or fully pell-eligible students. This commitment, "The FMU Premier Pledge," continues our long-standing tradition of awarding a broad range of significant scholarships to our students. Click "Learn More" below to watch our Premier Pledge Video.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    40%
  • On Campus
    50%
  • Online
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,712 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
763
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responses
  • Some good and bad, some surprise you
    43%
  • Somewhat dedicated
    19%
  • Typical
    19%
  • Open-minded
    13%
  • I'm a online student
    2%
  • Nerdy
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 87 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 95 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
  • Small and personal
    28%
  • Okay
    22%
  • Close-knit community
    14%
  • Okay but needs a little improvement
    12%
  • Local
    8%
  • Could improve
    4%
  • I wish I transferred
    4%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 44 responses

Francis Marion University Reviews

Rating 3.62 out of 5  952 reviews
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