Furman University

Greenville, SC

Furman University

Greenville, SC

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Tuition & Fees

$52,092

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
31%
600-699
58%
500-599
9%
700-800
29%
600-699
52%
500-599
18%
30-36
53%
24-29
44%
18-23
2%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,987
Declined 2,271
Total Received 5,258
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Private

2,687

undergraduate students

41

graduate students

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School Facts

Furman University, 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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,728
Established in 1826
Coeducational Coeducational

750-acre campus in Greenville (population: 68,219). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation downtown and to airports.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Greenville-Spartanburg International

Furman University
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville
29613

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
96%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Heller Service Corps

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Fall Fest
  • Family Weekend
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
55%
Top 1/4
75%
Top 1/2
96%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
31%
600-699
58%
500-599
9%
700-800
29%
600-699
52%
500-599
18%
30-36
53%
24-29
44%
18-23
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.59

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,987
Declined 2,271
Total Received 5,258

Admissions Factors

Very Important

rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
class rank

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 22
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Bowling

Intramural Sports Women

Bowling

Club Sports Men

Racquetball, Rock climbing, Weight lifting

Club Sports Women

Racquetball, Rock climbing, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Chinese Studies
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer Science
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
History, General
Information Technology
Latin Language and Literature
Mathematics, General
Modern Greek Language and Literature
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sustainability Studies
Urban Studies/Affairs
Voice and Opera
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

2,728

total students

30%

in-state

70%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

2,687
students

Female
61%
1,628

Male
39%
1,059

2%

41
students

Female
73%
30

Male
27%
11

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

2,614
students

Female
61%
1,582

Male
39%
1,032

3%

73
students

Female
64%
46

Male
36%
27

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 90%
Student 4 year graduation rate 78%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%
Student 6 year graduation rate 0%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

19

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: January 15

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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