Francis Marion University (FMU)

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FMU can be found in Florence, SC, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About 4,700 students are enrolled at FMU.

The majority of students admitted to this school got an SAT score between 900 - 1110, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 16 - 21. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the FMU average GPA ranges from 2.71 to 3.04 for accepted students. FMU has an acceptance rate of 68 percent with 25 percent of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall FMU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Francis Marion University was reported as 68.0% in Fall 2020 with over 4,250 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • FMU ACT Scores: 16 - 21
  • FMU Average GPA: 2.71 - 3.04

How Hard Is It to Get into Francis Marion University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

Students applying to Francis Marion University have a higher chance of getting accepted due to the low selectivity of the school as determined by the average standardized test scores ACT/SAT and average high school GPA of applicants from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for FMU has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 61.6%
  • 2017-2018: 60.0%
  • 2018-2019: 64.2%
  • 2019-2020: 68.0%
  • Projected FMU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 60.1%

How Does FMU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for FMU is twenty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Coker College63.3%
Wingate University88.7%
Methodist University63.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to FMU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 570
Math440 - 540
Total Score900 - 1110
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 21
Math16 - 22
Composite Score16 - 21
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