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Furman University

Greenville, SC

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Overview

Furman University is a Comprehensive institution located in Greenville, SC, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC  29613
United States
Contact Mr. Brad Pochard
Associate VP for Enrollment Management & Dean of Admission
Email: admissions@furman.edu
Phone: 864-294-2018
Fax: 864-294-2018

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Asian Studies/civilization Checkmark
Chinese Studies Checkmark
Japanese Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Science Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
Information Technology Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Education, General Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient/classical Greek Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Latin Language And Literature Checkmark
Modern Greek Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Public Health, Other Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Sustainability Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Voice And Opera Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7,174
Applied
5,119
Accepted
2,304
Enrolled
71%
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Female Admissions

4,180
Females Applied
3,105
Females Accepted
74%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,994
Males Applied
2,014
Males Accepted
67%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.61
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th March 1st
Early decision plan November 15th December 1st
Other early decision plan December 1st February 15th
Transfer July 15th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 665 630 700
SAT Math 660 620 700
ACT Composite 30 28 32

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

54,582
Private
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Fees

54,582
Full-time student fees
14,908
Room & board
8,520
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

40,183
Avg. Financial Aid Package
38,824
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
2,955
Avg. Loan Aid
23,064
Avg. Grant Aid
37,666
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
84.1%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
37%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,304
Total Undergrad students
3%
International Students
68%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.84%
Black or African American 6.97%
White or Caucasian 76.92%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.17%
Asian 3.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.04%
Two or more races 3.4%

Gender

Male (40.06%)
Female (59.94%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 83%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Homecoming, Fall Fest and Family Weekend

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities Checkmark
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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Heller Service Corps

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No No No
Football No Division 1B Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Checkmark No
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Division 1 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Checkmark No
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

315
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 231
Part-time - 84
Male - 161
Female - 154
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