Furman U

Furman University

3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
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  • Previously Enrolled
    35

Overview of Furman University (Furman U)

About this school

Furman University, founded in 1826, is a private, liberal arts university. Its emphasis on education outside the traditional classroom, including undergraduate research, internships, apprenticeships, volunteer service and study-abroad programs, makes the school distinctive. By supplementing classroom instruction with other opportunities, it gives students greater responsibility for their education, develops their self-confidence and sharpens their leadership skills. Its 750-acre campus, five miles from Greenville, is located at the foot of Paris Mountain.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,746
    • Men:1,121 Men (40.8%)
    • Women:1,625 Women (59.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (Furman U)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Furman University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
January 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
3300 Poinsett Highway
City, State, Zip
Greenville, SC 29613
Phone
(864) 294-2034
Fax
(864) 294-3127
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
-
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
November 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 20

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
61% of 5,002 applicants were admitted
Women
63% of 3,033 applicants were admitted
Men
59% of 1,969 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
720 (24%) of 3,060 admitted students enrolled
Women
435 (23%) of 1,907 admitted students enrolled
Men
285 (25%) of 1,153 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
590-690 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
21%
• Score 600 - 700
47%
• Score 500 - 600
29%
• Score 400 - 500
3%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
23%
• Score 600 - 700
53%
• Score 500 - 600
22%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26-31 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid (Furman U)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $48,348 (75.89%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,158 (19.08%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,230 (1.93%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,970 (3.09%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Furman University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
March 1
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003434
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
499 (71.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
368 (73.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
368 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
149 (40.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$38,887
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 362 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $36,996
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 243 (66.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,776
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 110 (29.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
282 (40.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,603

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,501 (56.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,233 (82.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,233 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
486 (39.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$39,679
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,204 (97.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $37,333
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 832 (67.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,588
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 365 (29.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,276 (48.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,601

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
39%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,919
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Furman U)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


235

Part-Time Faculty


92

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


71%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 43% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 42% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Furman University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


92.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


73.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


79.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


80.5%

Programs & Majors (Furman U)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (50)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History, General
  • Information Technology
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Mathematics, General
  • Modern Greek Language and Literature
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Voice and Opera

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (8)


  • Chemistry
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English as a Second Language
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life (Furman U)

Location & Geography

Population


60,709

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


800 acres

Weather


Temperature
30 average low in January, 85.5 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Greenville
Nearest Train Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Greenville

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


96% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


4%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Paladin - a Knight on Horseback
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Furman University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


62% of women participate

Fraternities


32% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,658

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,746
Women
1,625
Men
1,121

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.1% Asian
  • 6.4% Black/African-American
  • 5.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 79.8% White
  • 3.1% Unknown

International Students


4.7% from 27 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


203

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