Francis Marion University is a state-supported regional university with a strong emphasis on the liberal arts. FMU was recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a "great college to work for" in 2013. With approximately 4,000 undergraduate students, FMU offers small class sizes that encourage strong professional relationships among faculty and students. FMU is located in Florence, SC, a growing city with a vibrant arts culture. Florence is within easy driving distance of beach resorts, such as Myrtle Beach, and areas of historical interest, including Charleston and Savannah.