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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 Communications. Graduating 81% of students, Furman alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,400.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southern Conference
Address
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613
Website

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

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

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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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.
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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!
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.