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Furman University

Greenville, South Carolina

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Student Population
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Location Greenville, South Carolina
Online furman.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
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Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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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 5,258 prospective students applied, and 2,987 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 653 enrolled in the school.  2,725 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 222 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $50,464 plus fees of $380. Furman is ranked 92 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



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

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Admission Standards
Very High
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SAT 1240/1420
ACT 28/32
GPA 3.74
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Average
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 $13,034
Budget for Other Expenses$1,938
Total One Year Cost$66,626

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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.

Current students may use the Furman University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.