Furman Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Furman University
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into Furman and can I get accepted? The school has a 61% acceptance rate ranking it #15 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,060 out of 5,002 applicants were admitted making Furman a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 18 percent. Furman University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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Furman SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT41%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||650|
|SAT Math 25th||610|
|SAT Composite 25th||1260|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||710|
|SAT Math 75th||720|
|SAT Composite 75th||1430|
|Average SAT Score||1350|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Furman University?
Furman University typically requires applicants to be in the top 17 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1260 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1170. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1350 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in South Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1430 and Above||Good||>73%|
|1345 to 1430||Avg +||61%-73%|
|1260 to 1345||Avg -||48%-61%|
|1175 to 1260||Reach||35%-48%|
|Less than 1175||Low||<35%|
Furman ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT53%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||26|
|ACT Math 25th||25|
|ACT Composite 25th||26|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||34|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Average ACT Score||28|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Furman?
Admission data indicates that Furman regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in South Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 53 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Furman University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|31 and Above||Good||>75%|
|28 to 31||Avg +||61%-75%|
|26 to 28||Avg -||51%-61%|
|24 to 26||Reach||40%-51%|
|Less than 24||Low||<40%|
Avg. High School GPA3.74*
Typical High School GradesA-
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Furman University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Furman University was 3.74 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in South Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Furman accepts 61% of students who apply.
76% of Furman University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||48%|
|Top 25% of class||76%|
|Top 50% of class||93%|
|Bottom 50% of class||7%|
|Bottom 25% of class||1%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||24%||23%|
Applications are DueJan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply56
Applicants have 56 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Furman before the Jan 15 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
What are the requirements for admission to Furman University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=218070 IPEDS survey data for Furman University.