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
86%
600-699
8%
500-599
3%
400-499
1%
300-399
1%
200-299
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
26%
400-499
49%
300-399
16%
200-299
3%
30-36
2%
24-29
13%
18-23
41%
12-17
42%
6-11
2%
30-36
1%
24-29
13%
18-23
53%
12-17
33%
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undergraduateRatios

32%

male

68%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,274
Declined + 1,513
Total Received 3,787
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Public

3,460

undergraduate students

326

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Biology
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Codes

SAT 5442
ACT 3856

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Location

School Facts

Francis Marion University, 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 3,786
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)

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Florence, SC

400-acre, rural campus in Florence (population: 38,317), 90 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
38%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
62%
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 2% of male students
 
7 sororities 6% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
82%
Bottom 1/2
18%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
86%
600-699
8%
500-599
3%
400-499
1%
300-399
1%
200-299
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
26%
400-499
49%
300-399
16%
200-299
3%
30-36
2%
24-29
13%
18-23
41%
12-17
42%
6-11
2%
30-36
1%
24-29
13%
18-23
53%
12-17
33%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $41
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline June 1 (priority deadline)
August 10
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

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,274
Declined + 1,513
Total Received 3,787

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Geographical residence
Standardized test scores
State residency

Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Work Experience

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Admissions Right Now

Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

64%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,465

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,384
Room $4,490
Board $3,458
Additional fees $776
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $20,208
Average Financial Aid - $12,465
Total with Avg. Aid $7,743
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Financial Aid Deadline

Other
March 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Other

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

Cheerleading

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Flag Football, Raquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Murray Hartzler (men's)
Athletics Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Peach Bell 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
English
Family Nurse Practitioner
Finance
Fine Arts
General Business
General Management
Healthcare Administration
History
Human Resource Management
Industrial Engineering
Instructional Accommodation
Learning Disabilities
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mass Communication
Mathematics
Middle Level Education
Modern Languages
Nurse Educator
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Physician Assistant
Physics/Astronomy
Political Science
Psychology
Secondary English
Secondary Math
Sociology
Speech Language Pathology
Supply Chain Management
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Natural Science
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

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

3,786

total students

96%

in-state

4%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

3,460
students

Female
68%
2,369

Male
32%
1,091

9%

326
students

Female
84%
273

Male
16%
53

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

3,006
students

Female
69%
2,056

Male
31%
950

14%

454
students

Female
69%
313

Male
31%
141

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
37%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
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

Transfer Admissions

62%

Transfer applicants accepted

68%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.40
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 Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

120

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

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
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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

Jamie A. Hunt
Director of Admissions
843 661-1318
jhunt@fmarion.edu

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