College Profile

Francis Marion University

Florence, South Carolina
  • Public
    4 year
  • 3,780
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:16
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 8%
    Transfer Student Ratio
  • $15.6K
    Avg. Financial Aid
Founded in 1970, Francis Marion University is a public, four- year, state- supported school located about seven miles east of Florence, SC in the beautiful Pee Dee region of the state. FMU is named in honor of Revolutionary War hero, General Francis Marion, who was nicknamed the Swamp Fox for using the South Carolina terrain to outfox the British. Enrolling more than 4000 students, the university offers a broad range of degrees and a select number of graduate programs. The campus is situated on 400 wooded acres and features modern classroom buildings, laboratories, and residence halls to provide a safe, comfortable learning environment for students. Come be a part of the revolution!
Over 4,500 courses transfer into Francis Marion University
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Founded 1970
Total Faculty 205
Full-Time Undergraduate 3,395
Part-Time Undergraduate 385
Application Acceptance Rate 59%
Transfer Students 289
Programs 56 Programs
Courses 989 Courses
Transfer Agreements 22 incoming Transfer Agreements
1 outgoing Transfer Agreements
Equivalencies 4,535 incoming Equivalencies
10,631 outgoing Equivalencies

Financial Information

In-State Tuition $9,066
Out-of-State Tuition $17,774
Books and Supplies $1,436
Federal Loans: Undergrads receiving aid 67%
Federal Loans: Average amount received $8,460
Scholarships & Grants: Undergrads receiving aid 74%
Scholarships & Grants: Average amount received $7,114
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid:
    Contact Admissions Office 843-661-1231
  • Tuition and Fees:
    Contact Cashiers Office 843-661-1597

Information for Transfer In Students

  • Accepts Transfers:
  • Transfer Applications Received:
    2014- 653
  • Transfer Applications Accepted:
    2014- 375
  • Percentage Accepted:
    2014- 57.4%
  • Transfer Applicants Enrolled:
    2014- 253

Application Deadlines for Transfer

Spring 2016 January 8, 2016

Transfer Application Requirements

  • Minimum GPA:
    You must have completed 22 transferable hours of college work and earned a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0.
  • Official Transcripts:
    Official transcripts must be sent for each institution attended.
  • SAT Scores:
    Students transferring fewer than 22 hours will be required to submit SAT or ACT scores along with high school transcripts.
  • Letters of Recommendation:
    Not Required
  • Essay:
    Not Required
  • Application Fee:
    $35 application fee
  • Interview:
    Not Required
  • Apply Here:

Transfer Credit Policy

  • Minimum Grade:
    Grade of 2.0(C) or higher.
  • Credits (Min/Max):
    No more than 76 credits may be accepted from institutions accredited as junior colleges or two-year institutions.
  • Transfer Policy Document:

Francis Marion University

4822 East Palmetto Street
Florence, South Carolina 29506
United States
Main Phone:
(843) 661-1231


Transfer Admission Contact:
International Admissions Contact:
Athletic Director Contact:
Murray G. Hartzler
Director of Athletics, Athletics
Last updated on 5/23/2022 by AcademyOne.