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Francis Marion University

Florence, SC, USA
3.70 Average Rating

Francis Marion University is a public institution focused on liberal arts education. It is located in Florence, South Carolina, and is one of the most affordable colleges in the state. FMU has several partnerships with international colleges and students can study abroad in Germany, France, Ireland, and Canada, plus many more. A majority of students choose to study biology, psychology, or nursing.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
60%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 10, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
94%
Out-Of-State Students
3%
79%
Submitting ACT
22%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 19
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1003
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,786
Total Number of Undergrads
3,460
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
18%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
42%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$12,619
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,160
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$21,544
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,211
Books and Supplies
$1030

Aid & Grants

0
100
68%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
54%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,296
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
54%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,840
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,709

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
88%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,716
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$18,346
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$330

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
32%
68%
Student Organizations
45
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
43%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Patriots
School Colors
red, white, and blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Florence
Columbia
Charleston
Charlotte
Myrtle Beach
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$36,900

What Students Are Saying

3.70 Average Rating
FMU is a great school on the academic and social level. I've made some great friends here. I am also a student athlete so I saw both sides of the spectrum.
Julian from Darlington, SC
Francis Marion University if a very prestigious college. It has a great environment, and the learning environment it superb. Francis Marion University gets two thumbs up!
Olivia from Barnwell, SC
Francis Marion University is located in the small city of Florence, South Carolina, where there are limited things to be distacted from. Francis Marion University is an easy school to get into but a not so easy school to get out. This college requires you to work hard and appreciate education.
Kris from MT Pleasant, SC
overall this is a very good school, with helpful professors. i give the school 8 out of 10.
Shunia from Columbia, SC

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