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NCAA Division I-AA
Furman University Rankings
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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.29 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses
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Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.40 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.40 responses
After Furman University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
Furman University Reviews
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Furman puts a lot of energy in marketing their school, and they succeed. But the image they portray isn't completely accurate. Furman cares about fostering a certain image: the pristine campus, the small class sizes, the academic rigor, and (a factor they're especially trying to push) diversity. The fact of the matter is, Furman is a small, pricey liberal arts school that attracts a certain population – white, upper-middle class students. Being part of this population myself, I am not saying it's a good nor a bad thing. There are many intelligent people on campus, and the professors are interested in having intellectual conversations with students as opposed to lectures. The issue for me is that regardless of the many interesting ideas floating around campus, there is still an overarching feeling of judgement. There are cliques very similar to high school, and, in the end, people are extremely caught up in what others think. Furman has been nicknamed a "bubble", and for good reason.
I absolutely love Furman. It's truly a hidden gem. We seem to have it all - an absolutely beautiful campus, rigorous academics, helpful and caring faculty, awesome location, incredible resources, research opportunities, state of the art technology, good food, D1 athletics, amazing job/grad school placement rates postgrad... need I say more? Honestly could not have chosen a better school. For some, the only downside to Furman may be its size and its academic rigor. It's not an easy school by any means. But, if you're willing to put in the work, it will all be worth it and you will receive way more than you put in!
Furman has very good academics and a lot of academic opportunities for students with different faculty, because of its small size. If you work hard enough and get involved in school affairs, you will be noticed and rewarded in one way or another. However the student body is not the best. It truly is an extension of high school with a huge and clear majority--white southern upper-class people. This makes it very hard for minorities to integrate. It is even harder if you are an international student because Furman is not an international institution and most students are not globally aware (most Americans aren't). So the academic opportunities are amazing, however, the social life is not the best if you are not of the majority.