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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
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  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
    C+
Furman is a highly rated private university located in South Carolina. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,697 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Furman acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Political Science and Government, and Communications. Graduating 84% of students, Furman alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,400.
About Furman University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southern Conference
Address
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613
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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
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Academics

Professors
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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
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
35%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,697Undergrads
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 22 responses
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  • Rich and Beautiful
    45%
  • Intelligent
    32%
  • Jesus
    9%
  • Well Off
    9%
  • Average US citizen
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.45 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Ivy of the South
    58%
  • Country Club College
    33%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Southern NESCAC School
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
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As a rising junior, I believe that Furman University has continuously and continues to provide me with a wide variety of opportunities to carry on a professional pathway towards a lifetime career. In addition to the wide variety of amenities available on campus, such as the career development center, the internship office, and the writing lab, Furman does its best to provide resources to aid in its advancement of its students. It provides a great faculty with knowledgeable and renowned professors that attend to small class sizes, perfect to form a great one-on-one relationship with your professor, allowing for a more demanding course study. It is a very challenging school that expects students to challenge themselves. It has a great opportunity in Greek Life and students are extremely involved both on and off campus. Provided the internship office, Furman also gives the opportunity to all of its students to study abroad through the Furman Advantage.
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I like how the professors really challenge you with extremely difficult academics, but are also very accessible to ensure you have the ability to succeed. I also love the campus, it is beautiful! And the surrounding city, Greenville, has so much to offer and adventure spots!
Furman is a place where you will be academically pushed to your limits and then some. Although it is academically challenging you will still find lots of fun activities within student life. The faculty all want to help and see you succeed in any way they can. The inescapable beauty of the nationally acclaimed campus is not only mirrored but amplified by the students you will meet. Every person I have encountered at Furman has been genuinely kind and interested in me as a person. I could not recommend this school in a higher regard! Roll Dins!