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Reviews 545 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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1 College Junior

Campus Dining: Dining hall is not very good and the other places don't serve anything that wonderful and is very overpriced.

5 College Junior

Weather: It's great! Except for the pollen in the spring, it turns your car yellow.

4 College Junior

Parking: There are plenty of parking spots, but that doesn't necessarily mean you can park there.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There's only one area that has some dining options but most are fast food. The other closest place is downtown which takes 20 minutes to get to and is very time consuming for a fast meal off campus.

5 College Junior

Academics: Lots of work, but definitely doable. It prepares you for graduate school really well. Professors are difficult and the classes cover a lot (sometimes more than other universities). The chemistry curriculum is very unique.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There isn't much issue with safety and there is a shuttle that operates at night to escort you to your apartment/dorm whenever you need.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is great for on-campus requirements. It would be better if we could live off campus as the apartments would be nicer, but it very convenient to be on campus at all times.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Honor codes are not really as tight as at other universities. I have not had any experiences where I know of someone telling on another person for cheating or for doing something that violates the honor code.

5 College Junior

Diversity: Furman has a very diverse campus in terms of race and sexual orientation for such a small school. Everyone is basically from the upper-middle class to upper class so not very diverse economically.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: They have a lot of scholarships, but the tuition is very expensive and the Furman provided scholarships can only do so much.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Alcohol is very visible but other than that, not much else goes on.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: Compared to a lot of the larger state universities, it is not as good. But, it is definitely existent, although it isn't big enough to affect your school work.

5 College Junior

Majors: Chemistry is a difficult major to take on but it is one of the best and Furman prepares you better than most other colleges for whatever comes after graduation. The program puts you ahead of other students, especially in terms of research. Getting in is not the difficult part, anyone can declare, but it's graduating with the degree that is difficult.

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.

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3 College Junior

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

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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.

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3 College Junior

Transportation: No good public transport, but decent.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Furman students care about academics more than sports.

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3 College Junior

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

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2 College Junior

Diversity: Lots of rich white kids.

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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.

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5 College Freshman

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

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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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