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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.

Web Sitewww.furman.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students2,797
   Women1,634 (58.4%)
   Men1,163 (41.6%)
Graduate Students206

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate68% of 5,232 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math560-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading560-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing550-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite25-31 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$63,018
Tuition and Fees
$47,164
Room and Board
$11,864
Average Percent of Need Met81%
Average Freshman Award$40,141
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$36,846

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
234
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Greenville Population60,709 
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 96% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotPaladin - a Knight on Horseback
Sororities62% of women participate
Fraternities 32% of men participate

STUDENTS

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 Students4.6% from 49 countries
First-Year Students Returning89.5%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
78.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
38.0%
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.60 4.02 598 613 27
Low 2.70 2.81 440 480 18
High 4.00 4.98 720 710 35
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ArtGlobe, a Furman student organization, produces projects that support human rights through traditional craftmaking.

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