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Francis Marion University Student Life

Francis Marion University is on a 832-acre campus in a rural setting in Florence, South Carolina. Francis Marion University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Francis Marion University also has fraternities and sororities.

Francis Marion University has a thriving Baptist Collegiate Ministries. In fact, more students participate in Baptist Collegiate Ministries than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Francis Marion University include Teaching Children of Poverty Scholars, NAACP, Phi Alpha Theta and Pre-Vet Club.

Francis Marion University students' favorite campus traditions are First Friday, Homecoming and FM A'Glow.

Francis Marion University Housing

Francis Marion University offers housing. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

Most Francis Marion University students live off campus. In 2021, 36% of undergrads at Francis Marion University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 64% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Francis Marion University. There are 1,539 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,632 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,092 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Francis Marion University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Francis Marion University Athletics

At Francis Marion University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Francis Marion University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Soccer NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Tennis NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Track And Field NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

Safety at Francis Marion University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Francis Marion University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Francis Marion University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Francis Marion University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Francis Marion University has Lighted pathways/sidewalks.

Plan a Visit to Francis Marion University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Francis Marion University, take US 301 to Florence, SC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Florence Regional Airport airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in South Carolina you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Francis Marion University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Francis Marion University Students

68%

Women

32%

Men

79%

Full Time

21%

Part Time

97%

In State

3%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

49%

40%

4%

3%

2%

1%

1%

1%

0.03%

Undergraduate Students

3,632

Graduate Students

516

Non-Resident / International Students

40

Francis Marion University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,148

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

75%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,160

Out-of-State

$21,544

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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