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Greenville, SC
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Best Of

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    The Greenville community
  2. 2
  3. 3
    Research opportunities
  4. 4
    O-Week/freshman halls
  5. 5
    Strong academics
  6. 6
    Friendly students
  7. 7
  8. 8
  9. 9
    Homecoming week
  10. 10
    Beautiful campus

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
88% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
83% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
100% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Big Dorms
67% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Easy to Get By on a Student's Budget
67% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was better than average.
Safe Campus
71% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
75% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 62% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Students Stick Around
Only 10% of students transfer out.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    Ever-increasing tuition
  2. 2
    The Furman "Bubble"
  3. 3
    Strong Republican mindset
  4. 4
    Winter weather
  5. 5
    Parking tickets
  6. 6
    The construction
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    Lack of dating
  8. 8
    Lack of diversity
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    Four-year housing requirement
  10. 10
    Confederate flag-wearing locals

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $41,532, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Overly Demanding Course Load
64% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as below average.
Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $10,840.
Not Much Diversity
One of the least racially diverse campuses-only 17% of students are minorities.
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