Francis Marion University
Florence, SC, USA


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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • 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
Acceptance Rate
Students Applied
Transfer Acceptance Rate
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT Subject Tests
AP Course Credit
Dual Enrollment

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 10
Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Test Optional
Application Fee
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
US States Represented
Countries Represented
Submitting ACT
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 18
Average SAT Composite: 1002
SAT Percentiles

Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
Top 25%
Top 50%
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
$30k - $48k
$48k - $75k
$75k - $110k

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-368-7551
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.70 Average Rating
De'aundrice from Ridgeway, SC
I've been told to not party too much and to always remember what I'm going to school to do. (Get an education). I'd say to everyone, it's your responsibility to get what you need done, but have fun while doing it
Bianca from Salley, SC
Come focused and ready to work. FMU classes are no joke and work can catch up on you very quickly
Julian from Darlington, SC
My advice to prospective students is to STUDY! There's a saying around campus, Francis Marion is easy to get into and hard to get out of. Another tip is just to take time out to have fun.
Olivia from Barnwell, SC
The first thing you need to do is be familiar with the school where you are going to be attending. If there are any tours of the school, take them because those tours will benefit you. The reason why is because when you take those tours it will give you a chance to be familiar with the school. Before I came to Francis Marion, I took a tour of the campus and studied the map of campus as I got home. As I got to Francis Marion, I already knew my way around the campus because I took the college tours and studied the map to help me navigate around campus. So, it is in your best interest to take all the tours you can get.

The next thing you need to do is to find all of your classes before the first day of school. The reason for that is because some professors lock their doors and they want let you in. It is very important that you arrive early to your class. The best thing to do is to come to school like the day before class starts and find your classes. By doing that you will not be lost going to class and you will not be late either. Since, I have been at Francis Marion, I have not been locked out; however there were students in my class who were locked out and marked absent for the day.

When professors start teaching the lesson is to listen and take notes. But if you do not understand, then you need to get help. There is nothing wrong with asking for some help. At Francis Marion, there are a lot of people who are willing to help you. I have different tutors to help me in different subjects and I am so glad that seek for help. Because if I did not I would not be passing my classes. But, the most important factor is to ask for help and not just sit there struggling. The professors, will not come to you say do you need any help. When you are at college do not be afraid to ask questions or seek help because that is why the professors are there.

After, receiving one on one help, it is twice as important to study. In my opinion, studying plays a big role in coll...
Kiara from Lake View, SC
Study, study study! It makes you feel so good to know all the answers in class and have your professor praise you for your hard work. They always notice! That is because our professors genuinely care about the students succeeding at Francis Marion University. Have a great time and enjoy the people and the beautiful campus! Your day can never be too bad when looking a the gorgeous campus flowers and bright green grass while listening to the birds sing. It truly is a campus filled with bliss.
L'Ariel from Hartsville, SC
My tips for prospective students are not to party too must, learn how to manage your money and time, and also do not procrastinate.

If you attend too many parties, whether on campus or off, it will effect your sleeping and studying time. If you decide to go out to a probate or have a night out with friends, you must be sure your assignments due the upcoming day are complete. Professors do not accept excuses.

As a college student, I find it difficult to manage my money due to the fact that I am on my own when it comes to my wants and needs. If you see something you need, then get it, yet on the other hand if it's an unneccesary want, SAVE YOUR MONEY. You get little money back in text-book refunds, it is best that you save your money.

Last, I want to say do no procrastinate when it comes to assignments! If you procrastinate you will not do as well as if you managed your time and studied for your exam more or worked on a term paper. Professors don't play when it comes to grading.
Shauntavia from North Charleston, SC
For future students that may want to come to Francis Marion University, I give you this advise. Always be true to yourself, get involved with on-campus activities, STUDY, and have fun.
Kris from MT Pleasant, SC
if you are looking for a small school not surrounded by city life this school is great. the campus is spacious and beautiful. classes are close to dorms, and offers plenty of extra curricular activities.
Shunia from Columbia, SC
Its a school thats easy to get in, but hard to get out.
Austin from Myrtle Beach, SC