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Reviews 649 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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College Junior

Guys & Girls: I have been in a committed relationship since before starting at Furman, so I have never really payed attention to the dating scene here.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Depending on which dorm you are placed in, campus housing is fine. There are some SoHo dorms I would avoid, but the proximity to classes and general atmosphere of the dorms and apartments is great. I am glad that everyone lives on campus, it means you're never more than five minutes away from your classes and your friends.

4 College Junior

Academics: The music department is great, and I know that my professors will always support me.

4 College Junior

Academics: My experience has been that classes are as easy or as challenging as you make them. I never to assigned reading, but I pay attention in class and take notes, then I review my notes a little before midterms and finals, and I got a 4.0 this semester.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Campus is absolutely beautiful. Easily one of the best in the country.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Choosing Furman has proven to be one of the best choices I've ever made. I wish I could spend more time here!

4 College Junior

Majors: The music department is great, but rather self-involved. I don't have any friends outside of the music department because it is so time consuming.

5 College Junior

Majors: The music education program at Furman is absolutely fantastic. I feel well-prepared to enter the field, but that I have plenty of resources in my professors when I need their help in the future. The program is challenging and takes 4 years as opposed to the typical 5 years that most other universities require for music education students.

4 College Junior

Majors: The two internships I have had while at Furman were both unpaid, but provided housing and food. One was a terrible experience, but still connected me to some people who I am sure I will work with again in the future. The other, with the Spoleto Festival USA, had been very rewarding, and has enabled me to work with Grammy-winning performers, top-notch conductors, and other truly outstanding people. The experience from SFUSA has been one that will help me greatly in the future.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Campus is not very diverse. Some students have different opinions, but are often afraid to speak up.

5 College Junior

Academics: The music professors are fantastic, and they will do everything they can to help you make connections, get into grad school, and get jobs upon graduation. Some of my closest friends will be my professors.

4 College Junior

Academics: My experience has been that most classes can be as easy or difficult as you make them. I almost never do assigned reading, but I pay attention and take notes every day, and I briefly review my notes before tests, and I got a 4.0 this semester.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Our campus is the most beautiful in the country. Hands down.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Going to Furman was the best decision I have ever made. My relationships with my professors will last forever, and they will be extremely useful resources beyond my time here. I love everything about Furman, I am very glad I ended up here.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: A degree from Furman is one of the most valuable in the state when searching for music education jobs. And I know that my advisor and other professors will work as hard as they can to be sure that I get a job upon graduating.

4 College Junior

Local Area: I love Greenville! If I could find a job in the county, I would definitely stay here after graduation.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The infirmary has been very helpful to me, but I have friends who have had terrible experiences with the infirmary staff.

College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not involved in a social fraternity or sorority, I have no opinion.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Some of the athletic teams on campus are really great, others aren't. I wish students cared more about sports, and could help to create a more exciting game day atmosphere.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing isn't practical, it's easier and cheaper to live on campus.

College Junior

Party Scene: I've never been to a party, not my scene...

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Downtown Greenville has some absolutely fantastic restaurants, I wish I could afford to eat at all of them!

5 College Junior

Administration: FUPO is great. I know a lot of people dislike them, but the officers are all very nice. If you're breaking a rule, it's their job to enforce it, but they are there to help us more than hurt us. Parking is a different story, I wish there was some leniency with parking...

5 College Junior

Scholarships: I wouldn't be at Furman if the music department hadn't worked with me to help me get the financial aid I needed.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Campus dining hours are a huge pain. Everything closes at 8, but I am in rehearsal from 3:30-8pm three nights a week, which forces me to go off campus and spend money to buy dinner.

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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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