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Florence, South Carolina

Francis Marion University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Francis Marion University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
60%
Admission Difficulty for Francis Marion University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Francis Marion University and can I get accepted? The school has a 60% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,274 out of 3,787 applicants were admitted making Francis Marion University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 69 percent. Francis Marion University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Francis Marion University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
950-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT
22%
SAT Scores for Francis Marion University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Francis Marion University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1050

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

Francis Marion University typically requires applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. The school ranks #26 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 22 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Francis Marion University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >72%
1050 to 1150 Avg + 60%-72%
950 to 1050 Avg - 47%-60%
850 to 950 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 850 Low <34%
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Francis Marion University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
79%
ACT Scores for Francis Marion University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Francis Marion University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #21 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 79 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Francis Marion University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Francis Marion University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >74%
19 to 22 Avg + 60%-74%
17 to 19 Avg - 50%-60%
15 to 17 Reach 39%-50%
Less than 15 Low <39%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.61
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Francis Marion University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Francis Marion University was 3.61 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in South Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Francis Marion University accepts 60% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Francis Marion University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 39% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 11% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

81% 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 15%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 81%
Bottom 50% of class 19%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

Francis Marion University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,639 1,148 3,787
Accepted 1,564 710 2,274
Acceptance Rate 59% 62% 60%
Enrolled 458 232 690
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 33% 30%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Aug 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Aug 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Francis Marion University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Francis Marion University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

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.