Furman University, founded in 1826, is a private, liberal arts university. Its emphasis on education outside the traditional classroom, including undergraduate research, internships, apprenticeships, volunteer service and study-abroad programs, makes the school distinctive. By supplementing classroom instruction with other opportunities, it gives students greater responsibility for their education, develops their self-confidence and sharpens their leadership skills. Its 750-acre campus, five miles from Greenville, is located at the foot of Paris Mountain.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
2,687
Undergraduates
1,059
Men - 39.4%
1,629
Women - 60.6%
41
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
57% of 5,258 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.59
SAT Math
650 average
610-710 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
659 average
630-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$68,234
Tuition and Fees
$52,092
Room and Board
$13,362
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Freshman Award
$40,488
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,072
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
243
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
11%
10-19
43%
20-29
42%
30-39
4%
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Not reported Population
60,709
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
96% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Paladin - a Knight on Horseback
Sororities
61% of women participate
Fraternities
32% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
2.6%
Black/African-American
6.3%
Hispanic/Latino
5.4%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.2%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
81.2%
Unknown
1.1%
International Students
2.5% from 22 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
78.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
42.0%