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Aug
12

What to Pack for College

Over and under packing is a worry that most new college students have, but this list will give you a good idea of what you should bring on move-in day. CASA Staff collaborated with Resident Assistants (RAs) and students about what they thought was most important to bring. This list is generic and goes through […]

By Devin Cribb | Uncategorized
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May
02

Two degrees and five years later, Sofia Henning is happy with her college choice

When Sofia Henning came to Francis Marion University five years ago, an 18-year-old tennis player from Sweden, dropped into the Pee Dee by the opportunity to play American college tennis, she didn’t know what to expect. What she didn’t expect was that she’d fall in love with the place, and wind up spending five years [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | Uncategorized
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May
01

Her engineering foray took a “leap of faith”

High school students often have only the vaguest idea of a career they’d like to pursue as they enter college. Taylor Watson, a member of FMU’s spring 2019 graduating class, was no different than most.

By Joshua Lloyd | Uncategorized
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May
01

FMU math major ready to step into teaching

Francis Marion University has long served as the backbone of teacher education in the Pee Dee and the state. Now, as South Carolina wrestles with an increasing shortage of teachers, especially in critical specialties, FMU is once again stepping to the fore. FMU has added new certification programs for biology and history majors in recent [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | Uncategorized
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May
01

Plans changed for McLaughlin and that’s a good thing

Plans change. Every college student knows that (or should) but Precious McLaughlin says they should really embrace it. McLaughlin, a celebrated part of Francis Marion University’s class of 2019, did. She came to FMU four years ago planning to graduate from another college. It wasn’t her first choice but her mother suggested it. So McLaughlin [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | Uncategorized
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Feb
18

Carlos Washington, Manna House receive 2016 Marion Medallion

The Manna House organization and Carlos Washington were honored Friday afternoon with Marion Medallion awards. Since 2012, two Marion Medallion recipients are recognized each year for their philanthropy and dedication to the betterment of the Pee Dee community. The Manna House and Washington received their medallions in a ceremony at the Francis Marion University Performing […]

By Joshua Lloyd | Uncategorized
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Feb
06

Two Marion Medallions presented

A community leader and an organization were recognized for their contributions and service to the people of the Pee Dee area at the 2016 Marion Medallion awards ceremony on Friday, Feb. 26 at the FMU Performing Arts Center. Medallions were presented to Carlos Washington of Florence and the Manna House of Florence. Washington, a former […]

By Joshua Lloyd | Uncategorized
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Feb
06

2015 Marion Medallion

Four individuals were recognized for their significant contributions and service to the people of the Pee Dee area at the 2015 Marion Medallion awards ceremony on Friday, Feb. 27 at the FMU Performing Arts Center. Medallions were presented to John and Vicki Kirby of Latta; and the founders of Camp RAE, Paige Alexander and Deana [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | Uncategorized
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Dec
15

FMU celebrates fall commencement, first class of doctoral graduates

Francis Marion University awarded degrees to 329 graduates at its fall commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 15.

By Joshua Lloyd | Homepage . News . Uncategorized
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Dec
13

FMU’s first PA class: a tie that binds

FLORENCE – Twenty-seven months and gallons of midnight oil later, Francis Marion University’s first class of Physician Assistants have graduated. The 32-member class reveled in the accomplishment at Saturday’s commencement ceremony on the FMU campus – two-plus years of demanding academic and clinical work were done. A new career beckoned. But the class also reflected [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | Homepage . News . Uncategorized
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Dec
13

PA’s graduation walk a little tougher than some

FLORENCE – Charlotte Hanna knows what it mean to overcome life’s challenges. She’ll be in full view doing it again Saturday when he walks across the commencement stage as one of FMU’s first class of Physician Assistant Studies graduates Hanna is one of just 32 students in the first PA class that was selected from [...]

By Joshua Lloyd | Homepage . News . Uncategorized
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Dec
13

Specht-acular: Dual-sport athlete readies for second FMU degree

Warren Specht has seen the highs and lows of being a student athlete Francis Marion University. He knows the pressure that goes along with mid-week road trips to Peach Belt conference opponents that are followed up the next morning with pressure-packed business class presentations. After graduating from Francis Marion with his degree in Management Information [...]

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Affordability

FMU has the lowest cost of attendance of any college in South Carolina, based on rankings from CollegeFactual.com.

Meaningful Academics

The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’ve developed an array of professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

The Right Size

The University keeps class sizes small because that’s the environment that best facilitates learning. A 15:1 student-professor ratio, and a student enrollment of 4,000 provides the perfect balance to enhance learning and still promote a diverse selection of programs.

Aesthetics

Students can walk our lovely, tree-lined campus in about 30-45 minutes, but most take longer because in a place this beautiful, you want to stop and enjoy nature’s beauty.

UNIVERSITY HONORS

Francis Marion University has been recognized for six straight years as a “Great College to Work For” Honor Roll university. Read more here.

 

Francis Marion University is ranked among Washington Monthly’s “Best Masters Universities” in the magazine’s latest ranking.

 

Francis Marion University has been ranked as one of the Top 50 Most Affordable Colleges and Universities in America by Study.com two years running.

 

Francis Marion University is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities by U.S. News and World Report.

 

Francis Marion University is consistently ranked among the Best Ethnically Diverse Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report.

 

CAMPUS MAP

Download the campus map HERE.

CONTACT US

Mailing Address:
PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502
Street Address:
4822 E. Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29506

1-800-368-7551
Main Office Numbers

Problems with our site? Contact the webmaster: webmaster@fmarion.edu

DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Francis Marion University follows all state, local, and federal laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher learning. FMU adheres to all Title IX policies, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state, local, or federal law. General questions regarding Title IX can be directed to the Office of Civil Rights (www.ed.gov/ocr). Specific questions may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator (titleixcoordinator@fmarion.edu) or the University’s Human Resources Office.

Francis Marion’s sexual misconduct (Title IX) procedures define the University’s response to reports of sexual misconduct and explain the recourse and protections afforded complainants and respondents.

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