A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Furman University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Furman University

Cost

Net Price
$30,607/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,580/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,361/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,154/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,601/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,279/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
97%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
28%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,696Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Rich and Beautiful
    53%
  • Intelligent
    24%
  • Jesus
    12%
  • Average US citizen
    6%
  • Well Off
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.40 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Ivy of the South
    53%
  • Country Club College
    42%
  • Southern NESCAC School
    5%

After Furman University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
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Furman University Reviews

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Furman is a beautiful place with wonderful professors who are always willing to help you, nice people, and an amazing rigorous academic program perfect for those who are willing to be challenged. It's in the heart of the most beautiful city in South Carolina and I couldn't be more in love!
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Furman has been a lot more than I have expected. It has been the best of me and the worse of me! Although the academics are extremely rigorous and stressful the hard work really pays off! The professors and faculty become friends, mentor, and a shoulder cry on or vent when necessary! Furman although tough has been the best part of my life. I do not regret coming here at all.
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.