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Furman University
Greenville, SC
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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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,797
   Women 1,634 (58.4%)
   Men 1,163 (41.6%)
Graduate Students 206
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 68% of 5,232 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 560-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 560-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25-31 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $63,018
  Tuition and Fees $47,164
  Room and Board $11,864
Average Percent of Need Met 81%
Average Freshman Award $40,141
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 234
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 40% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Greenville Population 60,709 
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 96% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Paladin - a Knight on Horseback
Sororities 62% of women participate
Fraternities 32% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.6% Asian
5.7% Black/African-American
4.9% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.1% White
2.8% Unknown
International Students 4.6% from 49 countries
First-Year Students Returning 89.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 78.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 38.0%