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Reviews 532 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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5 College Junior

Majors: Love the psychology major at Furman!!

5 College Junior

Majors: Challenging, but definitely enriching. Great internship opportunities, job connections, research, etc.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I don't participate in drinking/drugs and usually don't feel bothered by other people using them.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Of course there are things to gripe about, but I do love my school.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The apartments are awesome but most dorms are nothing special.

3 College Junior

Transportation: No good public transport, but decent.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Furman students care about academics more than sports.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Nothing is too strict if you're not being stupid.

2 College Junior

Diversity: Lots of rich white kids.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Love Greenville! Great mid-size city.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Professors are extremely harsh graders. The academic work is challenging but rewarding.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Students can leave dorms unlocked and can walk around campus at any time of night knowing they are safe.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Extremely safe. If you want drugs you can find them but if you aren't interested you can go throughout college and never see any drugs.

5 College Freshman

Computers: There's never a wait for computer access on campus.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: If you are in need or smart, Furman's got you covered.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Furman is incredibly lenient when it comes to overnight guests. You can have girls in guys rooms at any hour and vice versa. The residential community is friendly and makes life very pleasant.

5 College Freshman

Weather: Greenville, SC offers stunning spring/ summer weather. Winters are not terribly cold but offer enough snow for a couple of snow days per year.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys and hot, girls are beautiful. Another plus is that more often than not, each beautiful student comes with an enormous trust fund from Mama and Daddy.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: The Furman SafeRide shuttle is incredibly convenient. To get it to pick you up, the only thing you have to do is call the SafeRide number and they'll pick you up anywhere on campus and bring you wherever on campus you would like to go. Mr. Dan, the driver, is quite possibly one of the most interesting humans on this earth.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Furman professors challenge their students to reach their highest potential. Although classes are not easy, they are incredibly rewarding.

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: FUPO's presence on campus is only to keep members of the Furman community safe. FUPO officers are incredibly kind and will do everything possible to help students if they have any sort of problem.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Greenville is the perfect college city. It's just big enough to offer a variety of amenities, from the GSP airport to excellent restaurants downtown, but not big enough to swallow the college in urban sprawl.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Although not the most racially diverse campus, it is easy to find people who fall into other minority groups at Furman. There is a fairly strong Jewish community and there is am abundance of cultural diversity since many students come from different areas of America and the world.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Furman offers an exceptional experience for its students. The professors, faculty, and staff members all care about the well being of other students and go above and beyond to make sure everyone is happy and healthy. The students at Furman are some of the most genuine and caring people around.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Furman football games always draw a big crowd of tailgaters but not everyone goes and actually watches the game. Students are very supportive of teams that would receive less attention at other schools, such as the soccer team.


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Tenell Felder
Columbia, SC
Political Science/Communications
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Furman students are generally crazy about their school. Although it's not for everyone, the ones who decide to attend usually find it a great match. The academic programs at Furman are a huge draw. Students appreciate the quality of education they are getting and the personal attention they get from their professors. And although the workload can be stressful at times, Furman's idyllic campus makes it difficult to sustain any level of stress for too long.

It's true the Furman bubble may seem out of touch with the real world at times. Sometimes, it seems like you are surrounded by homecoming queens, class presidents, and valedictorians. But despite a few complaints, no one seems to want to leave. Just ask anyone on campus. Furman students love to talk about why they love their school.

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