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At first, I did not like Francis MarionBrightPublic Health
At first, I did not like Francis Marion University but after my sophomore year, I begun to enjoy attending this university and got closer to the faculty and staff. Francis Marion University is not a bad school. Depending on what major a person chooses, professors applies curriculum that challenges you and many of the students who think Francis Marion is a bad school either cannot keep their grades up or do not have the good study habits to benefit from the opportunities this university offers.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2012
University Resource Use/ spending: A, Education Quality: F
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Francis Marion is basically a big joke.Super BrilliantBiology
Francis Marion is basically a big joke. The president is a fat, lazy, gay guy that is never to be found. The classes are a complete joke with the teachers having almost no education themselves. I am more intelligent than a majority of people here. I never paid attention in high school and applied here because my GPA was horrible. They accepted me into their honors program and lied to me about multiple things. The web page suggests that a majority of students are white which is complete shit. Most students are obnoxious and the majority are uneducated and, frankly, i don't know how they got in other than the University accepts everyone. This place is a living hell, do not come here. The administration is one big clusterfuck and probably has orgies instead of doing actual work. I would say to run away as fast as you can before the worst school in the nation draws you in.
1st Year Female -- Class 2015
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I have been here for two semesters andNot so brightEducation
I have been here for two semesters and I know most of the positive postings here are made by the administration; because they don't correspond with the reality of students' experience of at FMU. The outside of the university is nice but buildings are ugly and rotten inside. Bathrooms are unsanitary and dangerous especially in the evenings. I witnessed several drug dealing transactions. As many other post have complained, the administration is incompetent and doesn't seem to show any interest in changing the situation. Since they are losing too many students, they don't care about anything other than advertizing. There is also a major issue of employment. Florence is a depressed town and has practically nothing to offer. There is nothing for students. Although less than 20% of each class makes it to graduation, a degree from FMU is worth nothing. I would say, it may be better not to have it. Most of FMU students are depressed and want to leave FMU; but they are stuck because FMU has poor reputation in the region; so nobody wants you. I know dozens of students who transferred to Darlington Tech and, frankly, I am considering the same. With the economic situation of the country, FMU is the worst thing. They don't teach any useful skills and they don't even have career services like other schools.
1st Year Female -- Class 2015
Campus Aesthetics: C-, Education Quality: F
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