Francis Marion University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - FairQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Fair
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Francis Marion University is a medium four-year, public school with 3,950 students enrolled. This school was established in 1970 and is one of the 4 colleges and schools located in Florence, South Carolina.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
40
Fair
Bachelor's degree, master's degree, and postmaster certificate are available at Francis Marion University.

Francis Marion University deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and provides 40 majors. The most popular concentrations are Nursing, Education, Biology, Psychology, and Management. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges.


Student Retention
69%
Fair
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. Nevertheless, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Francis Marion University is relatively low at 69% (close to South Carolina average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
15 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Francis Marion University is low - 44%. Around 32% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Francis Marion University is pretty decent, 15:1. Learn more information on faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$19,800
High
Average tuition prices are high, about $19,200 per academic year. The additional fees at Francis Marion University (not included in tuition costs) are approximately $600; which comes to $19,800 per year.

Read the details about Francis Marion University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
59%
Doable
According to government data, 3,681 applications were submitted and 2,167 were accepted; so it is not very hard to become a student at this school.

This college will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits at entry.

Check the details about admissions as well applicants test score information at Francis Marion University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,200
Medium
Francis Marion University offers study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Francis Marion University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
Unsafe
Francis Marion University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 1,600 students, which offers a nice on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low, nearly $4,200 per year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Francis Marion University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Francis Marion University appears to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Francis Marion University Location and Maps



Post Address: Francis Marion University, 4822 East Palmetto Street, Florence, South Carolina 29506, USA
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