PO Box 100547 Florence, SC 29501 843-661-1231
http://www.fmarion.edu/ admission@fmarion.edu
About Francis Marion University
  • Year of Foundation 1970
  • Size of Campus 300 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 3,500
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 62%, 38%, 4%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $5,849 in-state, $11,698 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $5,130
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee $30
  • Enrollment No. 3,068
Francis Marion University is one of South Carolina's 13 public, coeducational universities. As one of the state's six comprehensive institutions, FMU prides itself on providing a strong liberal arts education. The University offers a broad range of undergraduate degrees and a select number of graduate programs in serving the needs of communities, businesses and industries of the Pee Dee region. Francis Marion is the only state university located in the Pee Dee region, and many of its students are the first in their families to go to college. FMU offers an excellent learning environment, small enough to afford students personalized attention from faculty and staff, and large enough to let students expand their horizons. All faculty members have advanced degrees, and 81 percent of the full-time faculty hold doctoral or terminal degrees. While 95 percent of its students come from South Carolina, the University enrolls students from 36 states and 16 foreign countries, allowing students to experience the diversity of people from other cultures. The student-faculty ratio is 15 to 1, and the average class size is 21. The average age of undergraduates is 21,while the average age of graduate students is 36. Located about seven miles east of Florence, the 400-acre campus is known for its beautiful foliage and landscaping. The campus includes 100 acres of mixed pine-hardwood and bottomland forests accessed by a series of trails. Several acres have been set aside as an arboretum that is being developed into a resource with many of the native species of the area.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of sororities 7
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Campus Ministries, Wesley Foundation, Campus Outreach, Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Number of students in fraternities 7
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 4%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) NAACP; Young, Gifted, and Black Chorus; National Panhellenic Council Minority Student Association; Minority Student Health Association
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 7
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, hazing prohibited
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Arts Alive, International Festival, University Programming Board Events, Homecoming
  • Percent students who are frat members 3%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Psi Omega, Beta Beta Beta, Beta Gamma Sigma, Kappa Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Rho Lambda, Sigma Tau Delta, Upsilon Pi Epsilon
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Florence, South Carolina (8), Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (60)
  • Distance to nearest train Florence, South Carolina (10)
  • Distance to nearest bus Florence, South Carolina (10)
Student Housing
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 53%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms, men's dorms, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 25
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 47%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 39%
Campus Services
  • Number Of Books in Library 391,457
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Basic Services Provided health service, health insurance
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 8,894
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help study skills
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 524,242
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,538
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Museums Planetarium, Observatory, Cauthen Education Media Center, Teaching Materials Center, Hewn Timber Cabins
  • Number of e-books 10,000
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 1 year 6%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 54%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 2 years 6%
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs State School Systems, Public Service Agencies, Local Hospitals, ACS Technologies, First Federal Bank, ESAB
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 17%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interest inventory, interview training
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 5,720
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Rural