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Founded in 1826, Furman University. is a Private college. Located in South Carolina, which is a city setting in South Carolina, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 2,797 full time undergraduate students, and 206 full time graduate students.
The Furman University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 237 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Furman University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,28% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
92% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 72% were in the top quarter, and 40% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Furman University.
61 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.
43 Students rated off-campus housing 2.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
64 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.
63 Students rated campus facilities 4.4 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.
64 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 78 % gave the school a 5.0.
62 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
63 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.
64 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.
20 Students rated Furman University
As I reflect on my college experience at Furman University, I think about how much Furman stresses diversity. As a person of color I was intrigued by the amount of improvement that this University has made to continue to strive for a more inclusive and diverse environment. I am very involved in many of the organizations on this campus that are built around many ethnicities and cultural variety backgrounds that are about how we can make changes happen for our campus and our community. To name a few: Furman University International Association, Student League of Black Culture and NAACP. Furman has overall really been a amazing place that I call home for the past three years. There is something special about being apart of organization that provide a space to voice opinions and activate change. I am ever so thankful for this experience that Furman has given me and that continues to promote for all people in this community.
Furman University is an amazing school filled with a plethora of opportunities for its students. The campus is beautiful, with its own lake and a Bell Tower. There are fountains throughout the campus and even a rose garden that overlooks the lake, There's a friendly face wherever you go.
I personally think it is a great school with excelling academics but as a black female, it can be a little tedious being on a predominantly white campus. But the diversity on this campus is mediocre and the things we do inside and outside Furman's campus could be better with the right funding towards causes that are important. There's little black Greek life on campus and that affects the amount of black students who apply to this school. It's an endless cycle which prevents black fraternities and sororities from establishing chapters!
Furman University is the best! I loved every minute of my experience here and I wish I could go back. The campus is the most beautiful place in the world and every day is like walking in a wonderland. I highly recommend checking out Furman University. I miss it every day!
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Furman University is 67%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Visit the school, stay overnight, sit in on a class. Really get to understand the people. The people build or break the atmosphere that you have formed of the school yourself.
I would consider the worst thing about Furman is the dining hall food. Furman has wonderful breakfast and that is the best meal of the day and it should because breakfast is the most important. Furman also has the Paladin which counts for another place to eat food on campus. The Paladin includes Moes, Subs, Chick Fil A, and a Sushi place, only one out of four of these places are a place to eat healthy. I also dislike that out of all the eating places the unhealthiest one stays open the latest which is Moes.
That is was going to be so hard, then I would have put more effort into studying my freshman year.
The campus is beautiful, the classes are small, and the professors are WONDERFUL.
The best thing about my school is its size. At 2,600 students the average class size is aout 15 students. The professors get to know students personally and are always able to take the time to meet with students and offer extra help. Also the size means that a student will never attend a class, cultural, or social event where they don't know at least one person.
It's strong academic focus. It is South Carolina's most prestigious college. Very preppy, wealthy students attend Furman.
The perfect engaged-learning school
Someone with an open mind that doesn't mind if they need to spend the weekends in the library and not just partying.
The campus is beautiful.
Someone who is not driven to work or willing to adapt to a fairly high and demanding work load. Also, the typical student that should not attend would be someone close-minded and unwilling to accept or at least listen to new ideas and diverse individuals.
The work load can be daunting.
My classmates are mainly wealthy white conservative students who party and study hard to succeed.
I think Furman is the right size because that is the size university I wanted to attend. There is so much to get involved with on campus and in Greenville that you have no excuse to be bored. There is a ton of pride from students, alums and the larger community.
The huge issue last year was all of the political candidates that spoke on campus with the addition of Ann Coulter's visit and President Bush giving the Commencement Address. I was very proud of how most people dealt with it. Not at all proud of the faculty protesters at Commencement - VERY SELFISH on their part.
upper middle class; smart students; well-rounded athletically and academically; fairly conservative; somewhat religious
Great Student Activities and Organizations at Furman from Greek Life to Chorale to ROTC to Athletics.
I know all of my professors by name and they know me by name. If I miss class they will email or call to see if I am sick or something.
For the most part - NO. While many may be from wealthy families many are from middle class or poor families. Furman is expensive but also gives a ton of Financial Aid and tries to recruit all races from all regions. You do need to study to do well at Furman but you can have time for social and athletic outlets if you plan your time wisely. There are those that love to party hard but most students are very responsible with alcohol if they chose to drink.
I would say that most people here fit this stereotype. Almost all of my friends are white and are from the South, and those who are not from the South are sometimes seen as outsiders. Almost everyone is Christian (I don't know any Jewish people), and almost everyone is considered to be pretty wealthy. Those who are on scholarships/financial aid do not really openly share their money problems with others.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
97% of students
attending Furman University receive some sort of financial aid.
13% were awarded federal grants.
While 36% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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