Furman University Admissions

Furman University
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Furman University has an acceptance rate of 68 percent. Applicants with solid grades and an impressive resume and application have a pretty good chance of being admitted. To apply, students can submit an application with the Common Application. Applicants must also submit official high school transcripts. A campus visit and interview are not required but are encouraged for interested students. For more information, be sure to check out the school's website, and contact the admissions office with any questions.

Furman University Description

Furman University, located in Greenville, South Carolina, is one of the country's top liberal arts colleges. The university can boast of a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and the school is particularly noted for its high level of student engagement. Over 50 percent of students take part in internships, cooperative education, independent study, or research programs. With an 11 to 1 student/faculty ratio, students receive lots of personal attention. Furman offers a range of extracurricular activities, ranging from recreational sports to academic honor societies, to performing arts groups. Furman University also excels on the athletic front--the Paladins compete in the NCAA Division I Southern Conference where their football team has met with great success. Popular sports include football, soccer, basketball, track and field, lacrosse, and golf.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 3,003 (2,797 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 to 2017)

  • Tuition and Fees: $47,164
  • Books: $1,270
  • Room and Board: $11,864
  • Other Expenses: $2,720
  • Total Cost: $63,018

Furman University Financial Aid (2015 to 2016)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 37%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $29,453
    • Loans: $7,716

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication Studies, English, History, Kinesiology, and Exercise Science, Political Science, Psychology, Spanish

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 15%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 78%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 84%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Tennis, Baseball, Golf, Basketball, Track, and Field, Cross Country, Lacrosse
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Basketball, Golf