Francis Marion University

Florence, SC

Francis Marion University

Florence, SC

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Tuition & Fees

$11,160

$21,544

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
16%
500-599
41%
400-499
38%
300-399
3%
700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
42%
400-499
41%
300-399
8%
30-36
0
24-29
14%
18-23
40%
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

3,800

undergraduate students

440

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 4,240
Established in 1970
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Florence Regional Airport

Francis Marion University
4822 East Palmetto Street
Florence
29506

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
41%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Baptist Collegiate Ministries
  • Teaching Children of Poverty Scholars
  • NAACP
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Pre-Vet Club

Top Events

  • First Friday
  • Homecoming
  • FM A'Glow
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • lighted pathways/sidewalks

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
16%
500-599
41%
400-499
38%
300-399
3%
700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
42%
400-499
41%
300-399
8%
30-36
0
24-29
14%
18-23
40%
12-17
44%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $41
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.9

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
state residency

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 30
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Football, Racquetball, Table tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Football, Racquetball, Table tennis

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Finance, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Industrial Engineering
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Informatics
Music Management
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Sociology
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional

4,240

total students

96%

in-state

4%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

3,800
students

Female
68%
2,589

Male
32%
1,211

10%

440
students

Female
85%
373

Male
15%
67

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

76%

2,900
students

Female
68%
1,969

Male
32%
931

24%

900
students

Female
69%
620

Male
31%
280

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 69%
Student 4 year graduation rate 21%
Student 5 year graduation rate 18%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
39%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

216

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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