Francis Marion University
At a Glance
The Student Body
The FMU Board of Trustees created the Trustees’ Research Scholars program more than a decade ago to reward and recognize top researchers, but teaching remains at the forefront of the Francis Marion faculty experience. The University’s most experienced faculty all lead classes at all levels. Because of this, nearly all classes at FMU are taught by full-time faculty members, not teaching assistants or graduate students.There’s even a good chance you’ll see undergraduate students (including underclassmen) participating in research with our faculty.
Francis Marion offers all students the opportunity to study abroad through its International Studies program. Every semester FMU “exchanges” students with several of its 18 partner universities in 13 countries.This program enhances the education of students in two ways:
- The FMU students who travel experience a semester learning in a different country.
- The foreign students coming to FMU further enrich the university’s already diverse campus life.
There is no additional tuition cost for studying abroad.