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Francis Marion University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1970
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,514
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $14,784,000
Admissions Address

PO Box 100547
Florence, SC 29501

Website

http://www.fmarion.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@fmarion.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Cynthia Harding
Admissions office telephone: (843) 661-1231
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.admissions.fmarion.edu/jump/apply.asp Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: $250 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 3
Lab 3 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 2 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives 4 N/A
Total academic units 20 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 67%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 67%
Total applicants: 2,692
Total acceptances: 1,799
Total freshman enrollment: 797
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 893
Male acceptances: 598
Male freshman enrollment: 278
 
Female applicants: 1,799
Female acceptances: 1,201
Female freshman enrollment: 519
Out-of-state freshmen: 6%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 12%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 42%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 80%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 97%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 68%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 420 – 520
Math: 440 – 530
Combined: 860 – 1050

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 6.0% 7.0%
500-599 30.0% 37.0%
400-499 55.0% 50.0%
300-399 9.0% 6.0%
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 25%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 18 – 22
Math: 16 – 22
Composite: 18 – 22

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 12.0% 13.0% 13.0%
18-23 76.0% 63.0% 49.0%
12-17 12.0% 24.0% 38.0%
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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