Furman University

3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613-6162
Tel: (864)294-2000
Private not-for-profit | 2,944 students
Furman University is a private liberal arts university that seeks and cultivates engaged, well-rounded, and passionate students. With 2,700 undergraduates from 46 states and 47 countries, Furman’s academic community prepares its students for meaningful lives of service and leadership through engaged learning, a process characterized by small classes, a close-knit community, student-faculty research, internships and faculty-led study away. With emphasis on a collaborative educational experience, Furman challenges students to put into practice the theories and methods learned from a distinguished and active faculty. Furman offers 17 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s athletic teams, a nationally competitive music program, and hundreds of organizations and clubs. The stunning campus is located just minutes from vibrant downtown Greenville, noted as one of America’s most livable cities, and the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where hiking and other adventure sports abound. Nearby are also some of the nation’s most picturesque beaches and coastal towns.

School Overview:

Furman University
County Greenville County, SC
Title IV Eligible Participat
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution Level Four or more years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
247 staff 115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment 2,944 students 1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,698 students 1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
246 students 137 students
 
# Undergraduate Students
2,785 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
159 students 129 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
2% 2%
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
3% 3%
% Black
7% 6%
% White
87% 84%
% Two or more races
1% 2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$41,532 $24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$41,532 $24,744
 
Tuition 39,200
Percent Admitted 77% 64%
SAT Reading (25-75%) 560-650 450-570
SAT Math (25-75%) 560-670 460-573
ACT English (25-75%) 24-31 19-25
ACT Math (25-75%) 24-28 18-25
ACT Composite (25-75%) 25-29 20-25

School Notes:

  • Furman has been an exemplar of a new type of liberal arts institution. While still grounded in the humanities, arts and sciences, the university has earned a national reputation for its program of engaged learning, a problem-solving, project-oriented, experience-based approach to the liberal arts. Engaged learning encourages students to develop creative ways to put classroom theory into practice and to take a more active role in their education through internships, service learning, study abroad and research.
  • Furman University offers degrees in 42 fields of study, with top-quality academic advising to help you determine what field of study is the best match for your interests. Each department is strongly committed to Furman’s unique vision of Engaged Learning.
  • Furman is located on 750-acre campus with a lake, 36 major buildings including a 500,000-plus volume library, computer science and mathematics building, high-tech social sciences building, 2,000-seat auditorium, music complex with recital halls and technology lab, theatre, visual arts building, infirmary, classroom building with Humanities Center, student center, residence halls, dining hall, physical activities center, and chapel. The campus also includes a 16,000-seat football stadium, athletic fields, tennis center, soccer stadium, multi-purpose arena, and 18-hole golf course.
  • Furman is ranked as one of the 50 finest liberal arts colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Furman stands second among liberal arts colleges in the nation in both the number and percentage of undergraduates participating in summer research. Furman also ranks first in the number of different disciplines studied during summer research. Furman has been recognized for its excellence by the Wall Street Journal, Barron's Best Buys in College Education, the John Templeton Foundation, Kiplinger's, and Peterson's The Competitive Colleges.

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