Furman University

489 reviews
  1. Greenville, SC
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Furman University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Southern Conference
Address
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613
Website

Furman University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
SAT Range
1120-1340
ACT Range
25-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$30,607/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,580/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,361/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,154/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,601/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,279/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
97%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
28%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,696Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Rich and Beautiful
    53%
  • Intelligent
    24%
  • Jesus
    12%
  • Average US citizen
    6%
  • Well Off
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.40 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.40 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Ivy of the South
    53%
  • Country Club College
    42%
  • Southern NESCAC School
    5%

After Furman University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses

Reviews

489 reviews
  • Excellent
    95
  • Very Good
    164
  • Average
    152
  • Poor
    46
  • Terrible
    32
I absolutely love Furman. It's truly a hidden gem. We seem to have it all - an absolutely beautiful campus, rigorous academics, helpful and caring faculty, awesome location, incredible resources, research opportunities, state of the art technology, good food, D1 athletics, amazing job/grad school placement rates postgrad... need I say more? Honestly could not have chosen a better school. For some, the only downside to Furman may be its size and its academic rigor. It's not an easy school by any means. But, if you're willing to put in the work, it will all be worth it and you will receive way more than you put in!
  • College Sophomore
  • 9 months ago
High-Quality Opportunities – The most notable characteristic at Furman is the extracurricular opportunities. Furman has counselors whose entire jobs revolve around finding interested students internships (which are widely available). All facilities are of top-notch quality, so not only does Furman feel like home, but it feels like a picture-perfect home. Since Furman is a small campus, professors are almost always available to help you if you need extra aid, so take advantage of these personal opportunities!
  • College Freshman
  • June 19 2012
Furman makes it impossible for you to live off campus because that would mean that the housing department does not get your money. The housing department at Furman is absolutely awful. North Village is the only place on campus where students can drink if they are of age, but since Furman does not want anyone to live off campus, they have resulted to putting JUNIORS IN DORMS. Which is absolutely ridiculous! In that case, a 21 year old could not drink in his room because dorms are alcohol free.
  • College Sophomore
  • May 3 2014