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Furman University

Greenville, South Carolina

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Student Population
Furman University overview
Location Greenville, South Carolina
Online furman.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Furman University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Furman University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 5,194 prospective students applied, and 3,389 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 519 enrolled in the school.  2,408 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 159 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $51,712 plus fees of $380. Furman is ranked 91 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Furman is rated within the top 20% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Getting In

Admission Standards
Very High
Furman University overview
SAT 1230/1400
ACT 29/32
Weighted GPA 3.62
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2023
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Furman University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$810
Other Fees$380
Room and Board $13,362
Budget for Other Expenses$1,970
Total One Year Cost$68,234

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$54,300 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
87% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Furman University students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 19%
Business 11%
Biology 8%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218070 IPEDS survey data for Furman University.

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