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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's hard to get around if you don't have a car. Options are very limited,

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Furman doesn't really have sports spirits...

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Furman's facility is the best. Everything is almost new and its campus beauty is famous nationwide.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Unless you go to frat houses, it's hard to find parties unless you know lots of seniors or juniors living in the apartments.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Furman tries its best to help out each student's financial problems. I received what I needed and I am very happy about Furman.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-Campus housing is limited, and you have to pay for internet, electricity etc. I recommend staying on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Furman is very strict on drug and alcohol usage. They strictly regulate underage drinking .

4 College Senior

Majors: The psych program is great--many people willing to help you get what you want if you reach out to them.

4 College Senior

Majors: Adding, dropping, and changing majors is easy--as far as I know, all that is required is meeting with your adviser and the head of the department so they can tell you about the requirements.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Parking tickets are a hassle and freely given. Alcohol is only allowed in the apartments and one restaurant, even if you're of age. Not nearly enough attention paid to sexual assault.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: For the most part it's just FAFSA stuff, though they usually make me send additional documents, which is a pain. For the most part you get whatever they're willing to give at the beginning and just keep getting it for the 4 years, unless your grades or resources significantly change. There's a few special scholarships to apply for before arriving, and a few programs that will get you more money (work study, some chapel stuff, etc.). The people in the financial aid office seem pretty helpful, but don't expect them to cover everything you need--you'll probably need outside scholarships and aid.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: We have a really high rate of Greek (like 50%), but it actually doesn't interfere with non-Greek students much because we don't have houses on campus for them to throw parties at (I think they have parties off-campus). I only notice them during pledging and when they all wear their t-shirts for whatever reason.

4 College Senior

Academics: I really enjoy the psychology department. It's somewhat intensive, but easy to fit into schedules as long as you plan (certain classes are only offered once a year). There are internships for course credit, and faculty are happy to give you experience in their lab (volunteer, class credit, or paid over the summer if you qualify). All the faculty I know really enjoy working with students. The only negative I see is that some of the faculty don't seem to be as integrated into the department, I believe due to some drama several years ago.

4 College Senior

Academics: Nearly every professor I've had has been excellent, and the ones who weren't were easy, so I don't really complain about that. That being said, most professors expect a lot--it's definitely not the sort of atmosphere you can just show up and take tests, and many professors assign a lot of work other than just large exams/papers. There are study rooms in the library and classes can be used to study in after class times, but these fill up during finals.

2 College Senior

Campus Dining: One of my least favorite aspects of Furman. The restaurants are fine, but the dining hall fails fairly often, and I resort to eating cereal or PB&J to not waste meals. Food is also overpriced.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: While Greenville isn't a big city, there seems to be at least one resource for every interest. The zoo is small but cute, Falls Park downtown is a popular place to go in nice weather, and people seem to love Furman students.

2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Dating is so weak at this school. It can be very hard to intermingle and I'm not quite sure how I got my current boyfriend, but I don't know how the hell I'm going to go about finding someone else if we break up.

Girls are very beautiful here, the guys are more average. There are a range of students dressing up or in sweats in class. I don't party, but a lot of people complain that the party scene is ridiculously weak.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Printing is limited, but it's a very high limit, and if you run out you just ask for more. Network and wifi speed sucks. They really need to boost it. There are many computer labs, so that's never a problem, but sometimes computers stop working and it's a while before they're fixed which is bothersome when you're in a smaller computer lab.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The majority of girls are in sororities. Far fewer guys are in fraternities, though there are fewer male students overall. The Greek life at Furman is very understated. By that I mean, it's very far from the intensity and stereotyped nature of Greek life at big state schools. Greeks are friends with non-Greeks, it's not a huge deal, but people can feel left out if they're not part of Greek life.

Greek students live in designated halls a part of the dorms.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: This past winter was terribly cold for the south, pretty miserable. The weather is pretty sporadic, but overall, it's not bad. Doesn't really affect the campus experience I don't think.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I chose one of the hardest majors: neuroscience. It's extremely difficult. There are a lot of classes and a lot of very difficult, high-level classes to take. I'm also pre-med, but a lot of the classes in my major overlap with the pre-med requirements. Benefits are I get to take a bunch of great classes with a bunch of great teachers.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Furman academics are very strong. Most majors are very difficult and demanding, but really provide students with a strong academic background they need to succeed in the real world.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Very rigorous, but the relationship I have with my teachers makes it worth it. I have found close friends, and great mentors. And I have found all of this while in beautiful scenery that is almost unparalleled.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Some places take the RLC card which gives a discount, but that usually does apply on weekends, which sucks. There is a great variety of restaurants in Greenville though. Lots of food.

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Tenell Felder
Hometown
Columbia, SC
Major
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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