Tuition & Fees

$49,532

$49,532

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
23%
600-699
53%
500-599
22%
400-499
2%
700-800
21%
600-699
47%
500-599
29%
400-499
3%
700-800
17%
600-699
36%
500-599
38%
400-499
9%
30-36
39%
24-29
51%
18-23
9%
12-17
1%
30-36
52%
24-29
36%
18-23
10%
12-17
2%
30-36
20%
24-29
67%
18-23
11%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,060
Declined + 1,942
Total Received 5,002
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Private (nonprofit)

2,746

undergraduate students

203

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 5222
ACT 3858

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Location

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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,949
Established in 1826
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Greenville, SC

750-acre campus in Greenville (population: 67,453). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation downtown and to airports.

Furman University
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613

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

 
6 fraternities 30% of male students
 
7 sororities 58% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
38%
Top 1/4
71%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
23%
600-699
53%
500-599
22%
400-499
2%
700-800
21%
600-699
47%
500-599
29%
400-499
3%
700-800
17%
600-699
36%
500-599
38%
400-499
9%
30-36
39%
24-29
51%
18-23
9%
12-17
1%
30-36
52%
24-29
36%
18-23
10%
12-17
2%
30-36
20%
24-29
67%
18-23
11%
12-17
2%

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 Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,060
Declined + 1,942
Total Received 5,002

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

Financial Aid

81%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$39,679

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $49,152
Room $6,954
Board $5,758
Additional fees $380
Books & supplies $810
Total $63,054
Average Financial Aid - $39,679
Total with Avg. Aid $23,375
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
March 1

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
March 1

State aid form
March 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 864 294-2204
F: 864 294-3127
financial.aid@furman.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Forrest Stuart
Associate Vice President of Financial Aid
forrest.stuart@furman.edu

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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

Club Sports - Men's

Baseball, Boxing, Cycling, Fencing, Hockey, Lacrosse, Power Lifting, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Lacrosse, Power Lifting, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Bowling, Cross-Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track And Field, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Mike Buddie (men's)
Vice President And Athletics Director
email

Elaine Baker (women's)
Associate Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,949

total students

30%

in-state

70%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

2,746
students

Female
59%
1,625

Male
41%
1,121

7%

203
students

Female
86%
174

Male
14%
29

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

2,658
students

Female
60%
1,573

Male
40%
1,085

4%

88
students

Female
60%
52

Male
40%
36

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Student Break-down

5%
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
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

53%

Transfer applicants accepted

38%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
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

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 46
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
South Korea
Vietnam
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

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

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