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Reviews 463 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never been worried about my safety here. There are plenty of preventative measures put in place and our campus police are the best kinds of people.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The quality of classes is very high and the quality of the professors is even higher in my opinion.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: We have a very high statistical likelihood of getting into whatever kind of opportunity you would like after graduating.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I realize that I got lucky in my current living space but I've heard praise and I've heard horror stories. Honestly, I think it all just depends on your outlook.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I didn't ever think I would join Greek life but I wound up doing so somehow and I think it'll be a good thing for me. It'll help my social skills for sure but I guess you could say I'm still a little new to the whole ordeal.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Our school spirit could probably be better but honestly people don't come here for the athletics, they come for the academics. I think it is interesting to note how fit our general population is though.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm really glad that I decided to come here simply because of the people. There are great opportunities too and academically it's rigorous and interesting, but lots of other schools have that too. What convinced me was the vibe and the community feel.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The Furman University Police Department, or FUPO, is constantly patrolling campus. It always feels safe and there is even a texting safety system in place for emergencies.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love this school. It truly is a hidden gem!!!!!!

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Furman has around a 98% job and graduate school placement rating. They provide the help needed for success!

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing is pretty disorganized, but the buildings themselves are nice!

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I personally was not planning on rushing my freshman year, but I am so glad I did. The recruitment process is a lot less cut-throat than other big state schools. Everyone finds a place in the end and ends up enjoying it!

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics at Furman are as fun as you make them. Football games are more about the social scene than the athletic event. Soccer games are always fun, though. And basketball games have recently gotten a whole lot more spirited. Other sports are great to attend as well, they just won't be as popular usually.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: 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!

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Greenville downtown does have a nice, relaxed night life and there is a shuttle that transports students to and from the campus and Downtown. Greenville, in general, is not known for wild and long parties and they are strict about underage drinking.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: If we are talking economically, our campus is very diverse. The only way a student can be at Furman is either through financial aid or through rich family donations to the campus. Our political beliefs are diverse but they tend to be more left than right but not quite liberal. Sexual orientation is fairly average, but since the campus is located in the bible belt it is more Christian (it was a all women Christian school at one point).

5 College Freshman

Academics: Furman has a very rigorous academic program. No one department lacks infamy for that. Having a good grade in the class is not impossible, the student just has to be willing to put in the time and effort for the A.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have, thankfully, never been sexually assaulted or assaulted in general. I do occasionally feel unsafe walking to me car alone at night but that is do the society we live in versus the security of the campus. They did a fantastic job the during orientation telling us our options if we or we knew someone that was sexually assaulted or if there was a gunman, etc...

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Again, I love the relationship between the students and faculty. I don't feel like just a number. My teachers are extremely passionate about their work and about helping us. The only problem is the financial aid. It is an expensive private college and although they do offer a lot of help, it still is not enough so I am forced to live at home because my family cannot afford to send me to college.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I would have given it an excellent rating but Furman is very pricey and I come from a poor background so I was unable to live on campus. That means I have to drive 35-40 minutes everyday to attend class and do extracurricular activities on campus which has led to some conflicts since I do work.

4 College Junior

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity on campus in all areas.

5 College Junior

Academics: Academics are very rigorous! Students have to manage their time well and always be prepared for classes. There are study sessions available as well as tutoring services.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I always feel very safe on campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Most professors are outstanding. All of them know me by name and speak to me outside of classes when I see them. Some have even had us visit their homes for socials or taken classes out to eat. However, there are a few who seem to pride themselves on making things unreasonably difficult in their subjects.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Furman provides a lot of beneficial opportunities.

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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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