B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Francis Marion University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Peach Belt Conference
Address
4822 East Palmetto Street
Florence, SC 29506

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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Francis Marion University

Cost

Net Price
$11,194/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,373/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,317/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,345/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,986/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,786/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,172Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
64%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Some good and bad, some surprise you
    38%
  • Somewhat dedicated
    23%
  • Typical
    15%
  • Ratchet
    13%
  • Open-minded
    10%
  • I'm a online student
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.74 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.82 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Okay
    30%
  • Close-knit community
    16%
  • Okay but needs a little improvement
    16%
  • Small and personal
    14%
  • Local
    8%
  • Could improve
    5%
  • I wish I transferred
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.42 responses
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Francis Marion University Reviews

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We recently got a new athletic complex and it is really great! I have attended baseball games, soccer games, and basketball games. Our women's basketball team made it to nationals this past year and did very well. During homecoming, the fan support is top notch! We start the homecoming day off with every club and sport at school decorating golf carts and having everyone in the clubs and sports march around campus where they end at the University Center. All throughout the day there are tons of festivities as our Men's and Women's basketball teams play the homecoming game, which we won this past year. The only thing I would like different about our athletics is a football team, we have a small school so we don't have on , bu tI wish we did.
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I feel very safe on my campus, the only reason I rated this topic as it's bad, is because of the lack of effort our campus police put forth. I have only been in contact with one police officer who seemed to actually care about his job and the well being of the students on campus. Most of the police do not try and help the students at school. I have had a few different situations where I had to go to campus police about something that was going on and they were not helpful at all and never fixed nor actually tried to solve anything. Also one of the police ladies spoke very rudely to me with an attitude when I was going to her for help, and nothing ever got done. I started out as the victim and she basically told me she could not do anything to help me and tried to turn the blame around on me. Every student I have talked with about campus police have never had anything god to say about them. I am not satisfied at all with campus police! Very disappointed.
There are RULES that are SUPPOSED to be enforced while living on campus, but no one seems to uphold those rules. Apparently, midnight is the cut-off time for visiting hours in the dorms, but no one cares, they will keep going in and out of the dorms. People RUN through the halls, and when they do that, they make everything shake. The walls are too thin. You can hear people talking in the other room, especially at night time, when everyone's asleep or studying. The one thing I dislike about FMU is that in the dorms, you have WARDROBES, not closets! Sometimes the drawers don't close all the way, and it's annoying.