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 4,400 students are enrolled at FMU.

The majority of students admitted to this school got an SAT score between 1220 - 1560, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 17 - 22. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the FMU average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.18 for accepted students. FMU has an acceptance rate of 57 percent with 33 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 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Francis Marion University was reported as 56.7% in Fall 2013 with over 3,950 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 SAT Scores: 1220 - 1560
  • FMU ACT Scores: 17 - 22
  • FMU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Francis Marion University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Francis Marion University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Francis Marion University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 56.2%
  • 2010-2011: 59.6%
  • 2011-2012: 58.7%
  • 2012-2013: 58.9%
  • 2013-2014: 56.7%
  • Projected FMU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 57.9%

How Does FMU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for FMU is two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Coker College53.3%
Wingate University79.3%
Columbia College65.0%
Methodist University61.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to FMU (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading410 - 530
Math420 - 530
Writing390 - 500
Total Score1220 - 1560
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 22
Math16 - 21
Composite Score17 - 22
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