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Francis Marion University, SC

Francis Marion University combines the personalized attention and small class sizes of private institutions with the value of a public school. Officially a part of South Carolina's public university system, it still maintains a small campus and a student to teacher ratio of just 15 to 1. The campus is set in a relatively secluded area on the outskirts of the town of Florence. But it is still close enough to the downtown district of the town to make many different student living options available to individuals attending FMU. The school's combination of quality academics and affordable tuition recently earned it one of the top rankings in U.S. News and World Report's listing of schools in the Southeast.

Business classes are the most popular at FMU. More than one-quarter of students enroll in these programs. The next most popular programs are Biology, Education, Nursing and Social Sciences. The school's Education offerings are among the most noteworthy, as the Pee Dee Education Center connects students to educators from around the region and serves as a resource for teachers and local school officials. Regardless of the specific academic program students decide to enter, the school places a strong emphasis on providing them with a well-rounded liberal arts education.

About 61 percent of students live in off campus apartments. The town of Florence has many student living options available for individuals who want to forego university housing. The town is relatively small but its housing options are concentrated in the downtown district. These apartments give students access to the Florence Country Club, the Florence Regional Airport and an Amtrak station that can take them to just about anywhere in the state. Furthermore, the town is located about halfway between the major metropolitan district of Columbia and the coastal attractions of Myrtle Beach.

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