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Francis Marion University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 360 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

68% Women
32% Men


NCAA Division II (without football)

Peach Belt Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $60,731)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $56,126)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 15 12 - -
Baseball 44 - - -
Basketball 18 14 - -
Golf 8 - - -
Soccer 24 22 - -
Softball - 24 - -
Tennis 11 8 - -
Volleyball - 12 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 43.9%
Hispanic 0.9%
Non-resident alien 1.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 2.9%
Two or more races 0.4%
White/non-Hispanic 49.1%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 5
Drug Law Violation 58
Liquor Law Violation 84
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 3
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Kris from MT Pleasant, SC
  • 4
  • Dorm life at Francis Marion is not that bad. There are always something going on so that you do not have to stay in your room all of the time…

  • Mar-28-2012 Read More
  • Olivia from Barnwell, SC
  • 5
  • The dorms are really nice. I've visited other colleges, and I am proud to say that I reside on Francis Marion Campus as opposed to other campuses.…

  • May-07-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • K
  • Nov-14-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The dinning hall is big and it was very clean.

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  • 3
  • Taylor from Pineland, SC
  • Oct-13-2015 I am a current student here

    The dining hall has very selected foods. It is best to have food in your rooms if you don't like repeated foods.

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  • 3
  • Breanna from McConnells, SC
  • May-13-2014 I am a current student here

    The breakfast is always good and the students here love Fried Chicken Wednesday! Some days dinner is kind of give or take. The dining hall staff are friendly for the most part. We don't have very many options though. Just the dining hall or The Grille, and they serve pretty much the same stuff.

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  • 3
  • Darien from Columbia, SC
  • Mar-31-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is decent hear its not home cooking but its alright. They frequently try and change the menu to your liking. there is a salad bar, sandwich bar, pizza, and burger stations that will be there everyday. We have what is call fried chicken Wednesday which is the best day ever. This is the closest thing you get to a home cooked meal every week.

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  • 1
  • Amber from Hardeeville, SC
  • Mar-23-2014 I am a current student here

    There are only two places to eat on campus. They both have crazy hours, especially on the weekends and there is nothing within walking distance besides two as stations. There is a bus system but it ends about 5 on weekdays and doesn't run on weekends.

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  • 3
  • Monique from Darlington, SC
  • Mar-07-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is basically like high school. However, they have a pizza, deli, international food, and burger section to choose from. Also, they have a salad bar. If you have any allergies with foods, let the office in the cafeteria, Dining Hall Services, know. They will make sure that you will have something to eat if you can't eat nothing that they cooked. Also, FMU has a food place called The Grill. It has good food and it costs money. It's reasonable so you do not have to go off campus. I go there more than the Dining Hall.

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  • 3
  • Jacob from South Carolina
  • Feb-24-2014 I am a current student here

    I've heard the food isn't that great, but there are plenty of off-campus locations that aren't too far from the school. The Grille was okay--pretty much fast food.

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  • 3
  • Rebekah from Newport News, VA
  • Feb-05-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining hall has a lot of monotony, but it's good food usually. It's nothing to write home about yet it's food. The Grille is the place to go if you have money to spend and want something really good. The only bummer is that the Grille isn't included in the meal plan.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Taylor from Pineland, SC
  • Oct-13-2015 I am a current student here

    The Greek Life on campus is kind of hidden. We see some Deltas here and there and some AKA's here and there but no performances.

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  • 0
  • Emily from Florence, SC
  • Nov-16-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm in Zeta Tau Alpha and I LOVE IT. Greek Life is smaller here so you really get to know and bond with all of your sisters or brothers.

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  • 0
  • Monique from Darlington, SC
  • Mar-07-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm not a part or interested in a sorority. My advice would be not to join just because of how lively they seem or that a family member was this or that. This is a brotherhood and sisterhood. This is a lifetime commitment, not something you just drop whenever. Be sure to choose whichever greek organization based on that chapters' character. Also remember, 'They choose you, not you choose them.'

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  • 0
  • Rebekah from Newport News, VA
  • Feb-05-2014 I am a current student here

    There are a few fraternities and sororities here. They're not very large- scale but they have fun and do some great things around campus.

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  • 0
  • Donna from Florence, SC
  • May-07-2013 I am a current student here

    I am not very sure about Greek Life on campus. There are no special housing or buildings for members. There are sororities and fraternities.

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  • 0
  • Tiffany from Manning, SC
  • Dec-21-2012 I am a current student here

    Fraternities and Sororities are usually nice around campus. They do a lot of things for the student body.

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