Francis Marion University

Florence, SC

Francis Marion University

Florence, SC

Tuition & Fees

$11,160

$21,544

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
16%
500-599
42%
400-499
38%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
42%
400-499
42%
300-399
8%
30-36
2%
24-29
10%
18-23
38%
12-17
44%
6-11
6%
30-36
1%
24-29
11%
18-23
27%
12-17
61%
30-36
1%
24-29
14%
18-23
41%
12-17
44%
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undergraduateRatios

32%

male

68%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,860
Declined + 1,302
Total Received 4,162
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Public

3,801

undergraduate students

440

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Nursing
  3. Healthcare Administration
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Codes

SAT 5442
ACT 3856

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School Facts

Francis Marion University, is a public university. It was founded as a college in 1970 and gained university status in 1992. Its 468-acre rural main campus is located seven miles east of Florence center.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 4,241
Established in 1970
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Florence, SC

468-acre, rural campus in Florence (population: 37,778), 80 miles from Columbia and 100 miles from Charlotte, NC. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Charlotte. Public transportation serves campus.

Francis Marion University
4822 East Palmetto Street
Florence, SC 29506

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
41%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
61%
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 5% of male students
 
6 sororities 7% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
36%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
16%
500-599
42%
400-499
38%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
42%
400-499
42%
300-399
8%
30-36
2%
24-29
10%
18-23
38%
12-17
44%
6-11
6%
30-36
1%
24-29
11%
18-23
27%
12-17
61%
30-36
1%
24-29
14%
18-23
41%
12-17
44%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $41
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Considered if submitted
ACT only Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required
SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,860
Declined + 1,302
Total Received 4,162

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Geographical residence
State residency

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Right Now

Admissions Contact

Jamee Hunt Freeman
Director of Admissions
P: 800 368-7551
F: 843 661-4635
admissions@fmarion.edu

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Financial Aid Office

P: 843 661-1190
F: 843 661-1195
finasst@fmarion.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Kim Ellisor
Director of Financial Assistance
kellisor@fmarion.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

swimming

Club Sports - Women's

swimming

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, bass fishing, non-tackle football, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball (indoor/sand)

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Athletic Directors

Murray Hartzler (men's)
Athletics Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Peach Belt Conference
Mascot
Patriots
School colors
red, white, and blue

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art Education
Biology
Business Administration
Business Economics
Chemistry
Computer Science
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Elementary Education
Engineering Technology
English
Family Nurse Practitioner
Finance
Fine Arts
General Business
General Management
General Studies
Healthcare Administration
Healthcare Informatics
History
Industrial Engineering
Instructional Accommodation
Learning Disabilities
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mass Communication
Mathematics
Middle Level Education
Modern Languages
Music Industry
Nurse Educator
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Pharmaceutical Studies
Physician Assistant
Physics/Astronomy
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Speech Language Pathology
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Nursing
  3. Healthcare Administration

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

4,241

total students

97%

in-state

3%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

3,801
students

Female
68%
2,590

Male
32%
1,211

10%

440
students

Female
85%
372

Male
15%
68

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

76%

2,897
students

Female
68%
1,969

Male
32%
928

24%

904
students

Female
69%
621

Male
31%
283

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
33%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

62%

Transfer applicants accepted

70%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 13
Countries most often represented Germany
India
Ireland
Mexico
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jamee Hunt Freeman
Director of Admissions
843 661-1318
jhunt@fmarion.edu

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