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Colleges / Francis Marion University

Francis Marion University

Florence, SC 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate83%

Francis Marion University Student Life

Francis Marion University Student Activities

Interested in Greek life?

Francis Marion University has several thriving Baptist Collegiate Ministries. In fact, more students participate in the 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 AGlow.

Does Francis Marion University Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at Francis Marion University.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes
Guaranteed Housing Yes No special consideration for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities Yes
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus 42%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing 1,539
Number of Students Living On-Campus 1,102
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus

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

Most Francis Marion University students live off campus. In 2023, 42% of undergrads at Francis Marion University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 58% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Francis Marion University. There are 1,539 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,635 undergraduates. In the 2022-2023 school year, 1,102 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 university, funding, and competition 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 Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
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

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. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

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 Francis Marion University, take U.S. 301 to Florence, SC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Florence Regional Airport airport.

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