Furman University GPA, SAT and ACT Data

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Furman University GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

Furman University GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
Furman University GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

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Discussion of Furman's Admissions Standards:

Furman University is more selective than its 64% acceptance rate might suggest—the university has a reputation for academic rigor, and most applicants have grades and standardized test scores that are well above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most successful applicants had "A-" or higher averages, SAT scores of about 1200 or higher (RW+M), and ACT composite scores of 25 or higher. Note that grades are much more important than standardized test scores—Furman has test-optional admissions.

Clearly some students got in with grades and test scores below the norm, but you'll notice that many red and yellow dots (rejected and waitlisted students) enter the graph in the lower ranges. The reason a student might get rejected with grades similar to a student who got in is that Furman has holistic admissions. The school takes into consideration the rigor of your high school courses, not just your grades. Also, Furman accepts the Common Application, so the university will want to see a winning essay, engaging short answer, meaningful extracurricular involvement, and strong letters of recommendation. Furman also recommends that students do an optional interview.

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