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I advise you to stay away from thisBrightBusiness - Management and Administration
I advise you to stay away from this school. FMU has probably the worst reviews on the Internet for a good reason. You shouldn't trust anything the administration of this school tells you. They will tell you anything to get you to sign up but later you will find yourself in a huge dept, which happened to me and other students. Many post on this board have said that the administration of FMU posts positive reviews to oppose the negative ones. I believe that and I think it's shameful. Once again, stay away. This place is hell!!!
3rd Year Male -- Class 2016
Campus Aesthetics: C+, Campus Maintenance: F
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My time at FMU generally positive.History/Histories (art history/etc.)
My time at FMU generally positive. I am not sure why there are so many negative reviews about the school, but I have been gone for a while and do not know if things have changed that much. I cam to FMU the first year that Dr. Carter took over and witnessed many changed to the school and its physical presence in Florence until I move away in 2007. I enjoyed my time in the History Dept. The Professors were engaging and worked with students. They expected students to make an effort in their studies and were not tolerant of slackers. I also was involved in the School of Education. It focused mainly on education theory and not enough on practical classroom issues. I have come to learn that this is fairly normal for most colleges and universities.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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At first, I thought Francis Marion University wasBrightEducation
At first, I thought Francis Marion University was a good choice for me. But, gradually I started finding out about all sorts of problems that students suffer from. Here is a quick list:

1. Less than 10 % of the admitted students graduate from FMU within 5 years. Due to the overwhelming student disatisfaction, most of them transfer to other schools or drop out within the first year.

2. There is a lot of crime taking place at fmu. People come from outside campus to buy drugs and cause fear among students.

3. There is discrimination against black people everywhere. If you are black, you will be treated like a criminal everywhere.

4. The president's position was never advertized; thus he was hired illegally. Many professors left the university because of that. I am finding out ever day shocking secrets about this place; so I am getting concerned and I am transfering to another school. My advice, if you are looking for a school, I would suggest to avoid FMU. But, the choice is yours......... Good Luck.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2016
Campus Aesthetics: B+, Social Life: F
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