Francis Marion University
Florence, SC, USA

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Francis Marion University
3.70 Average Rating

Julian from Darlington, SC

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Come focused and ready to work. FMU classes are no joke and work can catch up on you very quickly
Academic Rigor
Classes are serious and Francis Marion Credentials are extremely high for classes.
Dorm Life
The dorms are nice and clean but very compact for 4 people.
Food and Dining
The dining hall has many options for students, and Fried Chicken Wednesday is the best. The on-campus grille is very good and affordable to.
What to do for fun
Many options of fun on and off campus
Bang for the buck
FMU is very affordable
Clubs and Activities
something happening most of the time
Campus Safety
Monitored constantly
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Olivia from Barnwell, SC

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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!
Tips for prospective students
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.
Academic Rigor
The student to teacher ratio is really good. The classes are not that big, so it is easier for students to receive help from teachers. In my opinion, Francis Marion is one of the best schools academically.
Dorm Life
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.
Food and Dining
The food and dining experiences at Francis Marion University is enjoyable. There are many varieties between the cafeteria and the other food facilities on campus.
What to do for fun
Organizations host many on campus events that are really fun. There are also many attractions around Florence. Myrtle Beach is about sixty miles away, so a weekend beach getaway is also an option.
Bang for the buck
Francis Marion University has one of the most affordable tuitions in South Carolina. There are a lot of opportunities to save money at local restaurants and stores just by presenting your Francis Marion student ID.
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Kiara from Lake View, SC

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Bang for the buck
great college tuition
Tips for prospective students
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...
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L'Ariel from Hartsville, SC

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Francis Marion University is a place that passionately cares about the education of students. It is a place where the professors will never give up on a student. I enjoy taking classes as Francis Marion University because they are not only educating but fun as well! Can you believe that!? I could not see myself attending any other college other than Francis Marion University.
Am enjoying being here
I enjoy being at Francis Marion University 100 percent of the time! There is never a moment where I want to leave. It is honestly just that amazing! Francis Marion University is filled with well rounded people, great activities, and leaders who care about the good of our campus.
Bang for the buck
Francis Marion University's tuition costs are great compared to other schools! Absolutely amazing! It has the cheapest tuition cost of any other university in South Carolina. Normally I would think it costs more because I just can not believe that a place so warm and inviting with tons of greatness could be at such a price! At first I thought No way! This is a scam! But I was wrong. Francis Marion University really is just that good and at that good of a price for tuition.
Tips for prospective students
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.
Great for these types of students
Francis Marion University is great for students who are passionate about their career choice. I say this because our professors who will be teaching you the materials for your career are just as passionate as you are. They enjoy teaching and pays attention to every student. No one is ever left feeling as if they do not exist. Francis Marion University is a great place to learn and become a well rounded individuals as we have tons of them who already attend! Francis Marion University is truly the place of success.
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Shauntavia from North Charleston, SC

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have learn a lot of different things at FMU, from academics to personal life. I have learned how important and high level education is and I have learned that everyone is not your friend. Education is something that no one can take away from you. With a high-level education and what old people call STREET SMARTS, you will be able to survive life in this terrible economy. Also when it comes to personal life, just because people smile in your face and act like they are your friend(s), they can turn out to be back stabbers. The same way teens and older students treat you in college is the same way people could treat you at your full time job later on in life.
Am enjoying being here
There is always something to do at FMU, you should never be bored. Everyone that is on campus is found to be friendly, which means it is not hard to make friends. Also the Greek associations are always having events in the University Center that are free and extremely entertaining. Also if you love sports, the games are great!
Tips for prospective students
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.
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Kris from MT Pleasant, SC

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
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.
Academic Rigor
Academically, FMU is a tough school if you do not try and study to your best ability. You have to be willing to learn and strive hard to be successful at Francis Marion University. If you are doing these thing and still struggling then the professors are always looking for ways to help.
Dorm Life
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 and more than likely the people that are in your suite become some of your closer friends.
Food and Dining
The food here at Francis Marion Unversity is pretty good. There are two locations that you can choose from to eat. The Cafe is the main place freshmen and Sophomores go to eat. The food there are prepared but people who know how to cook! :) Then there is the Grille, this is the place where people have meetings, just come chill with their friends, watch games or just to grab a snack.
What to do for fun
In Florence there is hardly anything to do except for partying, which I do not recommend a lot of, bowling, bars, plays and movies. On campus there are plays, movies that are popular and a building called the UC (University Commons). This is the place where you could go swimming, play pool, basketballs games are held, and other fun events.
Bang for the buck
Francis Marion University is a smaller university which makes it cost less than the other huge universities. $$$$$$ :)
Clubs and Activities
ALWAYS SOMETHING TO DO!!
Campus Safety
Campus Police is always there when you need them.. ALWAYS!!
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Shunia from Columbia, SC

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
overall this is a very good school, with helpful professors. i give the school 8 out of 10.
Tips for prospective students
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.
Academic Rigor
teachers do what they can to help students earn their grades. if you look on ratemyprofessor.com you see a lot of good things about our teachers
Dorm Life
the only downfall is not having a kitchen area.
Food and Dining
there are different stations so you never have to eat the same things everyday.
What to do for fun
the university center is the best place to locate fun on campus. it contains a work out room, climate controlled pool, pool hall, gym, racket ball rooms, and ping pong tables.
Bang for the buck
cheapest school in the state of south carolina. you get your money's worth, and your pockets won't be empty.
Great for these types of students
great for students from small towns, and people who want to get away for the hustle and bustle of city life.
Clubs and Activities
they are over 100 different types of clubs and organizations.
Greek Life
this school offers all types of greek organizations
Campus Safety
campus police are the best. they interact with students and get to know them. they are always patrolling the campus to make sure everyone is ok. there are even cop boxes around campus in case of a accident .
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Austin from Myrtle Beach, SC

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Francis Marion University has some of the best teachers in the Nation. Besides the awesome teachers there is free assistance everywhere you look.
Am enjoying being here
The university life is too much fun. Doing the school work is worth hanging out with your friends
Bang for the buck
This is the cheapest school in SC. You can not get any more bang for your buck here.
Tips for prospective students
Its a school thats easy to get in, but hard to get out.
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De'aundrice from Ridgeway, SC

accepted here and planning to attend soon
5 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
They have a great Nursing Program (which is my major) and you will definitely learn a lot while being here
Will enjoy being here
You will enjoy that atmosphere and the environment but the college is very secluded and surrounded by trees but you will meet very good people and make plenty of friends... Especially if you are on Facebook or Myspace
Bang for the buck
There are a lot of activities that you can participate in
Tips for prospective students
APPLY EARLY
Great for these types of students
HARD WORKING
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Bianca from Salley, SC

accepted here and planning to attend soon
5 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
The classes are all design to help us. If we need more assistance there is free tutoring services offered! I love that. Students should take advantage of this opportunity.
Will enjoy being here
I think I will enjoy being here. Everyone is so nice and very supporting.
Tips for prospective students
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
Great for these types of students
Not too far away from home and if you love the BEACH it's nearby!!
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