Tuition & Fees

$47,164

$47,164

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,286
Declined + 1,755
Total Received 5,041
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Private (nonprofit)

2,731

undergraduate students

153

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Political Science
  2. Health Sciences
  3. Business Administration
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Codes

SAT 5222
ACT 3858

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
42%
500-599
36%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
13%
600-699
45%
500-599
35%
400-499
7%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
13%
600-699
43%
500-599
35%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
46%
24-29
39%
18-23
13%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
21%
24-29
63%
18-23
15%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
32%
24-29
57%
18-23
10%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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School Facts

Furman, founded in 1826, is a private, liberal arts university. Its 800-acre campus, five miles from Greenville, is located at the foot of Paris Mountain.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,884
Established in 1826
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Greenville, SC

800-acre campus in Greenville (population: 61,397). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation downtown and to airports.

Furman University
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
96%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 33% of male students
 
7 sororities 58% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
38%
Top 1/4
71%
Top 1/2
92%
Bottom 1/2
8%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
42%
500-599
36%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
13%
600-699
45%
500-599
35%
400-499
7%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
13%
600-699
43%
500-599
35%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
46%
24-29
39%
18-23
13%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
21%
24-29
63%
18-23
15%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
32%
24-29
57%
18-23
10%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Recommended

Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,286
Declined + 1,755
Total Received 5,041

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Brad Pochard
Dean of Admission
P: 864 294-2034
F: 864 294-2018
admissions@furman.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,717,912
State $1,160,004
Institutional $27,197,671
Other external $890,598
Total $30,966,185

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $3,065,300
Institutional $22,316,255
Other external $1,545,985
Total $26,927,540

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Paladins
School colors
purple and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art
Art History
Asian Studies
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Church Music
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Computer Science/Mathematics
Earth/Environmental Science
Economics
Education
English
French
German
Greek
Health/Exercise Sciences
History
Individualized Program
Information Technology
Latin
Mathematics
Mathematics/Economics
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Theory
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Engineering
Psychology
Religion
Sociology
Spanish
Sustainability
Theatre Arts
Urban Studies
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Undergraduate

95%

2,731
students

Female
57%
1,545

Male
43%
1,186

Graduate

5%

153
students

Female
80%
123

Male
20%
30

undergraduateFull-time

96%

2,623
students

Female
57%
1,492

Male
43%
1,131

undergraduatePart-time

4%

108
students

Female
50%
53

Male
50%
55

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

53%

Transfer applicants accepted

39%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: January 15

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

68

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

99%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 46
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Great Britain
India
Japan
Mexico
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Nancy Georgiev
Assistant Director, Rinker Center for Study Away & International Education
864 294-3316
nancy.georgiev@furman.edu

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