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Tuition & Fees

$10,312

$20,192

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
27%
400-499
49%
300-399
15%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
26%
400-499
49%
300-399
18%
200-299
0
30-36
3%
24-29
14%
18-23
38%
12-17
43%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
12%
18-23
40%
12-17
47%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
53%
12-17
30%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

32%

68%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,167
Declined + 1,514
Total Received 3,681
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Public

3,584

undergraduate students

363

graduate students

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School Facts

Francis Marion is a public university. It was founded as a college in 1970 and gained university status in 1992. Its 400-acre rural campus is located seven miles east of Florence center.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,947
Established in 1970
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Florence, SC

400-acre, rural campus in Florence (population: 37,792), 90 miles from the capital, Columbia, and 100 miles from Charlotte, NC. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Charlotte, NC. Public transportation serves campus.

Francis Marion University
4822 East Palmetto Street
Florence, SC 29506

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
45%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
65%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 1% of male students
 
7 sororities 5% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
78%
Bottom 1/2
22%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
27%
400-499
49%
300-399
15%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
26%
400-499
49%
300-399
18%
200-299
0
30-36
3%
24-29
14%
18-23
38%
12-17
43%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
12%
18-23
40%
12-17
47%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
53%
12-17
30%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $37
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,167
Declined + 1,514
Total Received 3,681

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Perry Wilson
Director of Admissions
P: 800 368-7551
F: 843 661-4635
admissions@fmarion.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $9,587,522
State $6,803,832
Institutional $757,134
Other external $197,735
Total $17,346,223

Non-need-based

Federal
State $1,577,888
Institutional $332,390
Other external $64,002
Total $1,974,280

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Peach Bell Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Patriots
School colors
red, white, and blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art Education
Biology
Business Administration
Business Economics
Business Health Management
Chemistry
Computer Science
Cooperative Aquaculture
Cooperative Civil Engineering Technology
Cooperative Dual Engineering Technology
Cooperative Electronics Engineering Technology
Cooperative Fisheries/Wildlife
Cooperative Forest Management
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Elementary Education
English
Finance
General Business
General Studies
Health Physics
History
Industrial Engineering
Instructional Accommodations
Learning Disabilities
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Middle Level Education
Modern Languages
Music
Music Industry
Nursing
Pharmaceutical Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Secondary Education
Sociology
Theatre Arts
Visual Art
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Undergraduate

91%

3,584
students

Female
68%
2,450

Male
32%
1,134

Graduate

9%

363
students

Female
81%
293

Male
19%
70

undergraduateFull-time

88%

3,172
students

Female
69%
2,161

Male
31%
1,011

undergraduatePart-time

12%

412
students

Female
71%
289

Male
29%
123

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
43%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

58%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 19
Countries most often represented France
Germany
Mexico
Norway
Switzerland
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Other

International Student Contact

Mrs. Perry Wilson
Director of Admissions
843 661-1231
pwilson@fmarion.edu

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