#9 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

Francis Marion University

Florence, South Carolina

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Student Population
Francis Marion University overview
Location Florence, South Carolina
Online fmarion.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small Suburban
Francis Marion University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Florence, South Carolina, Francis Marion University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 4,252 prospective students applied, and 2,893 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 720 enrolled in the school.  3,053 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 887 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $10,384 plus fees of $776. Francis Marion University is ranked 920 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Francis Marion University is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.



Francis Marion University is rated within the lower 32% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
Francis Marion University overview
SAT 900/1110
ACT 16/21
GPA 3.61
Applications Accepted
Francis Marion University overview
Applications Due Jul 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $41

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Annual Cost to Attend

South Carolina Resident Tuition
In State Costs for Francis Marion University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,157
Other Fees$776
Room and Board $8,211
Budget for Other Expenses$3,716
Total One Year Cost$24,244
Out of State Resident Tuition
Out of State Costs for Francis Marion University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,157
Other Fees$776
Room and Board $8,211
Budget for Other Expenses$3,716
Total One Year Cost$34,628

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$36,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
42% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Francis Marion University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Biology 14%
Health Professions 14%
Social Sciences 11%
Psychology 10%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218061 IPEDS survey data for Francis Marion University.

Current students may use the Francis Marion University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.