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 Communications. Graduating 81% of students, Furman alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,400.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.46 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.46 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
Furman University Reviews
Furman has been okay. Most professors I've had are super nice and do genuinely care about their students. The social atmosphere is a bit pretentious due to the importance of Greek life. If you're not in a fraternity or sorority, your social life is more or less screwed. I unfortunately learned that the hard way. Most of the people I know that are in Greek life are usually very immature and are hard to relate with outsiders like me. Location is somewhat in the middle of nowhere so it can get isolating at times. Party scene/nightlife is virtually nonexistent here unless you're in Greek life.
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!
I am just a freshman at Furman, but I have enjoyed my time here so far. However, the administration tends to not listen to the student body and act in secret. For example, just yesterday, out of nowhere for no apparent reason, the administration notified the student leadership that fraternities will have to get rid of their houses by the fall of 2020. That is unfair and crazy, seeing that there were no problems happening due to the frat houses on this campus, and that they did not discuss this with the students before making such a dissuasion that will ruin the reputation of this school and impact emission rates greatly. Frat parties was one of the only party scenes on campus and without them, the school loses a big chunk of its student life opportunities.