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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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Furman is a highly rated private university located in South Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,603 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Furman acceptance rate is 57%. Popular majors include Business, Communications, and Political Science and Government. Graduating 83% of students, Furman alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,400.

About

3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southern Conference

Furman University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Furman Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1240-1420
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$35,621 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$29,884 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
97%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 31 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 37 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 37 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    0%
  • None
    100%
  • Some
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,603 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
85
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
  • Rich and Beautiful
    40%
  • Intelligent
    32%
  • Jesus
    8%
  • Well Off
    8%
  • Average US citizen
    4%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • White
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 48 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 48 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
  • Ivy of the South
    59%
  • Country Club College
    30%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Southern NESCAC School
    4%
  • Strict
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 17 responses

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