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Reviews 617 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The Vinings, the off-campus housing, has no furniture and Furman doesn't cover amenities. Plus, it's ridiculously expensive.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Cherrydale, which is within walking/biking distance, is full of a variety of options, including fast food, an Everyday Organic, and everything in between.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: I don't have much experience with them. Parking tickets are given without hesitation.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They are quick to rely on loans instead of scholarships.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: If you want frat parties, you have to know who to ask. If you want public parties and are under 21, your only option is the barn, which is terrifying. Your best bet if you're under 21 is to go to a friend's apartment (plan your own small get together).

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Can only use food points for the on-campus restaurants, which are limited to: Moe's, Chik fil a, a sushi place, a salad place, Einstein's Bagels, and a restaurant which takes forever and is often out of ingredients. Can't use points at the Starbucks or at the bookstore

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It really depends on where you are. The freshman/sophomore dorms are tiny and miserable but the apartments for juniors/seniors are spacious and worth the money.

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1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is no off-campus housing options unless you get special permission. You have to be approved and its a hassle.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of options. There are options for everyone and most are reasonably priced.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The police enforce everything and are over the top when it comes to parking. They are like parking Nazi's. They do try to keep the campus safe but are not the brightest bulbs.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received a good financial aid packet but there were a lot of loans. I wish I had received less loans and more money.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It's okay. Girls can get into any parties and most of the parties are at Fraternity tiny houses.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are never any utensils or plates in the DH. They took out a lot of seating to make that Mongolian BBQ and so there is never enough seating during the busy hours. There are also not a lot of healthy food options in the DH. The Paddock takes forever to serve you and Einstein's also takes a long time even with many workers.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorm rooms are bigger than most schools and they are relatively close to classes. They are cleaned daily. The only thing is that people pretty much stay in their own dorm rooms and there is no interaction with hall mates. The housing lottery is also pretty confusing, especially when you get waitlisted and you're guaranteed housing.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Like the local Thai restaurant.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Freshman drink and nothing is done as long as they don't drive. Parking violations cannot be challenged.

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1 College Freshman

Party Scene: Too many parties and underage drinking.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Food: I almost never go to DH. I get groceries and eat in my room most of the time.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in a dorm. My roommate left school after one semester.

4 College Senior

Majors: Im a communication studies major. Yes its pricey, but definitely worth the price tag. You just have to be willing to go out of your comfort zone sometimes to really make the best of the experience.

FU has a great internship program that'll help you find one in Greenville. I've had four, but I can honestly say I found them without the help of the school. Greenville just has a lot of businesses. I've held two public relations internships, one in marketing, and one in web design & content management.

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2 College Senior

Administration: As far as parties are concerned, Furman doesn't allow them. So if there are a group of people in your apt & someone calls a noise complaint, campus police won't say "you guys need to quiet down", they'll will basically check everyone's ID's, breathalyze the entire room, and screw up the rest of your semester.

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

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

4 College Sophomore

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

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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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