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Francis Marion University Admission Requirements

Florence, South Carolina

Chances of getting into Francis Marion University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
64.2%
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 64% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,696 out of 4,200 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 79 percent. Francis Marion University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 28% 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
810-1030
Applicants Submitting SAT
54%
SAT Scores for Francis Marion University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 410
SAT Math 25th 400
SAT Composite 25th 810
SAT Scores for Francis Marion University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 520
SAT Math 75th 510
SAT Composite 75th 1030
Average SAT Score 920

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 requires applicants to be in the top 89 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 810 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 700. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 920 out of 1600. The school ranks #29 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 54 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Francis Marion University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1030 and Above Good >75%
920 to 1030 Avg + 64%-75%
810 to 920 Avg - 51%-64%
700 to 810 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 700 Low <38%
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Francis Marion University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
77%
ACT Scores for Francis Marion University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
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 21
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 77 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 >77%
19 to 22 Avg + 64%-77%
17 to 19 Avg - 54%-64%
15 to 17 Reach 43%-54%
Less than 15 Low <43%
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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 #11 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 64% 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 Competitiveness
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 2,902 1,298 4,200
Accepted 1,839 857 2,696
Acceptance Rate 63% 66% 64%
Enrolled 497 265 762
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 31% 28%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
69

Applicants have 69 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Francis Marion University before the Aug 15 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

64% of those who apply are granted admission to Francis Marion University. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 810 and 1030. 54% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 22. 77% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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