A
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
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Furman University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southern Conference
Address
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613
Website
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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
68%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1120-1340
ACT Range
25-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$31,050/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,817/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,890/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,940/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,008/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,572/ 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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
30%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,624Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Rich and Beautiful
    50%
  • Intelligent
    28%
  • Jesus
    11%
  • Average US citizen
    6%
  • Well Off
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.41 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Ivy of the South
    55%
  • Country Club College
    40%
  • Southern NESCAC School
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
49%
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 is incredible! The academics are very rigorous but the professors are easy to reach and amiable. The campus is gorgeous and is located not too far from downtown. There is always something going on on campus too, whether it's having free donuts outside the library or a local speaker or performance. Everyone is friendly and the environment is very welcoming.
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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!
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.