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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.

2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Furman is very cliquy. Some would say high school x2. The problem is that because the school is small and the greek community is even smaller. Those who do not join a fraternity or sorority get left out of basically all social life within Furman. Furman is also ranked top 20 for the most socially awkward students in the country which gives you some perspective

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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

Guys & Girls: Furman is a school of Pretty People! I have loved all the relationships I've formed

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most everyone with few exceptions are physically fit.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 126th
    Smartest Guys
  • 150th
    Most Religious Girls
  • 174th
    Hottest Girls
  • 212nd
    Most Religious Guys
  • 217th
    Smartest Girls

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Tenell Felder
Columbia, SC
Political Science/Communications
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Whether running around the lake or heading to the mall, Furman students work hard to keep up their appearances. But even without all the work, Furman has attractive people. Of course, not everyone here could be on a magazine cover, but there are very few complaints about looks from guys or girls. Everyone seems to admire everyone else's polished conservative style, but girls are often left wondering why they can't get a date. Though the boyish Abercrombie look is prevalent on campus, many girls will complain about the high girl-to-guy ratio. Girls seem somewhat bitter about not being able to find their husband at Furman.

Furman does have a reputation for having guys who are more attractive than the girls; however, things seem to be evening out some. There are definitely some nerdy, bookish-type people who are more socially awkward, but the majority of campus is attractive and social. The girls seem to stay in shape so they can fit perfectly into their Banana Republic chinos, and the guys have a conservative frat look.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Condoms are available through Student Health Services.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. The library
  2. Frat parties
  3. The PAC
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Frat parties
  2. The dorms
  3. The Japanese Garden
  4. Across the lake
Social Scene
Furman is a very social place. Students are friendly and extremely involved in campus activities. It's probably hard to find a place where more people say hi or smile at you on the way to class. One of the benefits of going to a small school is that people's social groups seem to be very interconnected. Whenever you meet someone new, chances are one of your friends already knows them. The biggest complaint about the social scene is dating. Students tend to hang out in groups instead of going on one-on-one dates.
Hookups or Relationships?
Many students would say neither. Furman students are notoriously dissatisfied with the dating scene. Contrary to popular belief, however, Furman students do hook up with people and sustain dating relationships with other students. The problem is, there's not much in-between. People tend to be either practically engaged, or only occasionally hooking up with people on the weekends.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
Because students at Furman are so involved, they often meet people through campus organizations or other friends. The most common way for freshmen to meet people of the opposite sex is on their freshman brother or sister halls. If you are looking for Greeks, then the frat parties are the place to go. But if you aren't into beer-soaked conversations, then a good way to meet people is by having your friends introduce you to their friends. With such a small student body and campus, there aren't very many strangers at Furman.
Dress Code
Some Furman students seem to be confused about what to wear; they dress up for class and down for parties. Girls are often in head-to-toe Ann Taylor or Banana Republic for class, and their trusty pair of Seven jeans gets them through the weekend parties. Guys seem to always have on the latest from Abercrombie or J. Crew, or the T-shirt from last month's sorority party. Then, there are the outdoorsy ones-girls and guys alike-who carry their Nalgene bottles around like a security blanket and wear Chacos year round. There are, of course, a few rogue trendsetters who stand out from the crowd, but the Furman uniform is pretty easy to spot. Overall, Furman students are the well-groomed, well-dressed, take- home-to-the-parents kinds of kids.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 17 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 16 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 19 responses

  • 26% Casual dating at your school
  • 26% None
  • 19% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 10% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 6% Long-distance relationship
  • 3% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 3% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 3% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 3% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 5 responses

  • 62% Frat parties
  • 38% Classes
  • 0% The library
  • 0% The PAC

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 18 responses

  • 6% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 28% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 44% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 22% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Rich and Beautiful
  • 40% Jesus
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