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Francis Marion University Admission Requirements

Florence, South Carolina

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Chances of getting into Francis Marion University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
75%
Admission Difficulty for Francis Marion University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Francis Marion University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Francis Marion University is 75%.  It ranks #25 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Francis Marion University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 3,210 out of 4,266 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 80 percent (SAT 890/1110 ACT 15/21). Francis Marion University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 3.96. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Francis Marion University application fee is $41 and applications are due by Jul 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Francis Marion University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 54% of students submitted SAT scores and 77% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Francis Marion University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
890-1110
Applicants Submitting SAT 
54%
SAT Scores for Francis Marion University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 430
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for Francis Marion University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1110
Average SAT Score 1000

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Francis Marion University?

Francis Marion University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 780. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1000 out of 1600. Francis Marion University ranks #21 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 54 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Francis Marion University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1110 and Above Good >85%
1000 to 1110 Avg + 75%-85%
890 to 1000 Avg - 61%-75%
780 to 890 Reach 45%-61%
Less than 780 Low <45%
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Francis Marion University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
15-21 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
77%
ACT Scores for Francis Marion University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for Francis Marion University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 20
ACT Composite 75th 21
Average ACT Score 18

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Francis Marion University?

Admission data indicates that Francis Marion University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #22 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 77 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Francis Marion University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Francis Marion University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
21 and Above Good >85%
18 to 21 Avg + 75%-85%
15 to 18 Avg - 61%-75%
12 to 15 Reach 45%-61%
Less than 12 Low <45%
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Francis Marion University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA 
3.96
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Francis Marion University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Francis Marion University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Francis Marion University was 3.96 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in South Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.96 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Francis Marion University accepts 75% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Francis Marion University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 50.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 12.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 13.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 10.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 7.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 7.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

73% of Francis Marion University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Francis Marion University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 14%
Top 25% of class 39%
Top 50% of class 73%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Francis Marion University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,951 1,315 4,266
Accepted 2,231 979 3,210
Acceptance Rate 76% 74% 75%
Enrolled 466 261 727
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 27% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
208

Applicants have 208 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Francis Marion University is $41.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Francis Marion University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Francis Marion University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Francis Marion University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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

FAQs

Does Francis Marion University prefer SAT or ACT?

54% of students submit their SAT scores to Francis Marion University. 77% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Francis Marion University?

75% of those who apply are granted admission to Francis Marion University. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Francis Marion University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 890 and 1110. 54% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Francis Marion University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 15 and 21. 77% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.