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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Furman is a highly rated private university located in South Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,658 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Furman acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Business, Political Science and Government, and Health Professions. Graduating 81% of students, Furman alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,400.
About Furman University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southern Conference
Address
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613
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Furman University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1190-1380
ACT Range
26-31
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
$32,951/ 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
$30,434/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
37%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,658Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
76
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Rich and Beautiful
    43%
  • Intelligent
    30%
  • Jesus
    9%
  • Well Off
    9%
  • Average US citizen
    4%
  • White
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.46 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.46 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Ivy of the South
    56%
  • Country Club College
    32%
  • 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
81%
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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I have loved being a student at Furman University. With the small class sizes, I get to know my professors well, and can individualized help, when needed. I enjoy being at a liberal arts college, because every one of my classes seems to be interwoven with my other classes. This makes learning connect more for me and I feel ready for my next steps!
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Furman has been great so far. I started last year and I made great friends and have a great community surrounding me. Some of my professors were truly amazing and some weren't but that happens anywhere. The campus is incredible and most of the staff is helpful. I just wish I understood why tuition goes up every year. Also why they keep cutting funds for different departments like theater and music. I am in the music department and am struggling to continue to attend Furman because financial aid has been cut. Overall, Furman is great, but there is a lot of endowment money and I just don't know where it all goes.
As a rising junior, I believe that Furman University has continuously and continues to provide me with a wide variety of opportunities to carry on a professional pathway towards a lifetime career. In addition to the wide variety of amenities available on campus, such as the career development center, the internship office, and the writing lab, Furman does its best to provide resources to aid in its advancement of its students. It provides a great faculty with knowledgeable and renowned professors that attend to small class sizes, perfect to form a great one-on-one relationship with your professor, allowing for a more demanding course study. It is a very challenging school that expects students to challenge themselves. It has a great opportunity in Greek Life and students are extremely involved both on and off campus. Provided the internship office, Furman also gives the opportunity to all of its students to study abroad through the Furman Advantage.