Francis Marion University

4822 E Palmetto St, Florence, United States
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Overview of Francis Marion University

About this school

Francis Marion is a public university. It was founded as a college in 1970 and gained university status in 1992. Its 309-acre rural campus is located seven miles east of Florence center.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,460
    • Men:1,091 Men (31.5%)
    • Women:2,369 Women (68.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Francis Marion University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 100547
City, State, Zip
Florence, SC 29502-0547
Phone
(843) 661-1231
Fax
(843) 661-4635
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 10
Application Fee
$41
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins September 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
60% of 3,787 applicants were admitted
Women
59% of 2,639 applicants were admitted
Men
62% of 1,148 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
814 (36%) of 2,274 admitted students enrolled
Women
541 (35%) of 1,564 admitted students enrolled
Men
273 (38%) of 710 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.84
375 And Above
53%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
430-550 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
6%
• Score 500 - 600
26%
• Score 400 - 500
49%
• Score 300 - 400
16%
• Score 200 - 300
3%
• Score 700 - 800
85%
• Score 600 - 700
8%
• Score 500 - 600
3%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
1%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |17-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
13%
• Score 18 - 23
53%
• Score 12 - 17
32%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,742|Out-of-state: $20,918 (46.03%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,948 (34.06%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,050 (4.5%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,595 (15.41%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Francis Marion University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 009226
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
631 (91.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
554 (87.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
554 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
56 (10.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$13,021
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 550 (99.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,900
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 376 (67.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,176
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 37 (6.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
34 (4.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,361

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,575 (87.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,323 (90.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,316 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
232 (10.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$12,437
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,206 (95.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,413
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,841 (79.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,304
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 103 (4.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
67 (2.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,230

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
80%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$36,082
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Public Servants, Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


183

Part-Time Faculty


75

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


57%

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
343,000
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
634
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Francis Marion University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


66.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


13.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


28.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


37.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (30)


  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sociology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Other, Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


Engineering, forestry, wildlife and fisheries with Clemson University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (13)


  • Applied Psychology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Education--General
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Psychology--General
  • School Psychology
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


37,498

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


400 acres

Weather


Temperature
32.1 average low in January, 88.8 average high in September
Rain
110 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
7 mile(s) from campus in Florence
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Florence

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


50% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


50%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Patriot
School Colors
Red, white, and blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Francis Marion University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, baptist collegiate ministries, university programming board, psychology club, student alumni association, young gifted and blessed chorus

Sororities


6.1% of women participate

Fraternities


2% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,006

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,460
Women
2,369
Men
1,091

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.2% Asian
  • 42.7% Black/African-American
  • 2.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 49.4% White
  • 0.4% Unknown

International Students


1.5% from 21 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


326

Student Resources

Study resources