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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.

Website: www.fmarion.edu/

Public
Co-ed
3,800
Undergraduate
Students
(68.1%) 2,589 Women
(31.9%) 1,211 Men
440
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
69% of 4,162 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.90
SAT Math
490 average
440-540 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
520 average
460-570 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20 average
16-21 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,370
Out-of-state: $34,754
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,160
Out-of-state: $21,544
Room and Board
$8,230
Average Percent of Need Met
68%
Average Freshman Award
$11,942
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$32,193
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
212
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Florence Population
37,498
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
41% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Patriot
Sororities
7% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
40.3% Black/African-American
3.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
49.7% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students
1.2% from 30 countries
First-Year Students Returning
69.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
20.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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