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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Francis Marion is a public university located in South Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,133 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Francis Marion acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Biology, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 40% of students, Francis Marion alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,600.
About Francis Marion University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Peach Belt Conference
Address
4822 East Palmetto Street
Florence, SC 29506
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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

Acceptance Rate
62%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
810-1030
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$41
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$10,070/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,882/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,927/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,788/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,378/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,843/ year
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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
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.60 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,133Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
63%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
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  • Some good and bad, some surprise you
    36%
  • Somewhat dedicated
    20%
  • Typical
    16%
  • Open-minded
    11%
  • Ratchet
    11%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • I'm a online student
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.78 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.86 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Okay
    27%
  • Small and personal
    22%
  • Close-knit community
    15%
  • Okay but needs a little improvement
    15%
  • Local
    7%
  • Could improve
    5%
  • I wish I transferred
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
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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The experience at Francis Marion University is enjoyable. Since it is a smaller university, students are able to interact with professors to form relationships that last in and out of the classroom. Voted as one of the prettiest campuses in South Carolina, the campus offers a serene and calming atmoshpere as students walk to classes or to simply enjoy leisure time. The students are able to sit and study outside near manicured gardens, and listen to the sounds of bubbling fountains. Not only that, Francis Marion has received numerous grants for different majors as well from the community and the state. Located in the PeeDee region of South Carolina, the school provides a top notch education for students who are pursuing a bachelors, masters and doctorate degree at an affordable cost. Francis Marion takes great pride in placing their graduates in jobs that reflects on the academics and merits of the university.
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My experience with Francis Marion University has been very good so far. It was easy to enroll, and the professors are very nice and understanding. The campus itself is on the smaller side, so the classes are easy to find. The professor to student ratio is very good as well, and the class sizes get smaller and smaller as you progress. Overall, I would highly recommend this college!
Great family like school, the professors and academics are great! The school is very diverse and they offer a couple of really good competitive bachelors programs.