|Admission Standards||Very High|
The acceptance rate at Furman is 65%. It ranks #15 in South Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Furman is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 3,389 out of 5,194 applicants were admitted.
The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 14 percent (SAT 1230/1400 ACT 29/32). Furman University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.62. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Furman application fee is $50 and applications are due by Jan 15.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Furman University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 40% of students submitted SAT scores and 50% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||610|
|SAT Math 25th||620|
|SAT Composite 25th||1230|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||700|
|SAT Composite 75th||1400|
|Average SAT Score||1320|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Furman University?
Furman University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 20 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1230 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 1140. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. Furman ranks #1 in South Carolina and #111 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1400 and Above||Good||>76%|
|1315 to 1400||Avg +||65%-76%|
|1230 to 1315||Avg -||52%-65%|
|1145 to 1230||Reach||39%-52%|
|Less than 1145||Low||<39%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||30|
|ACT Math 25th||26|
|ACT Composite 25th||29|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||30|
|ACT Composite 75th||32|
|Average ACT Score||30|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Furman?
Admission data indicates that Furman regularly accepts students with ACT's of 29 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 9 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in South Carolina and #97 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Furman University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>79%|
|30 to 32||Avg +||65%-79%|
|29 to 30||Avg -||57%-65%|
|28 to 29||Reach||48%-57%|
|Less than 28||Low||<48%|
What GPA do you need to get into Furman University?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Furman. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Furman University was 3.62 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #16 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 65% of students who apply.
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
77% 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||44%|
|Top 25% of class||77%|
|Top 50% of class||96%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||15%||16%||15%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Furman University is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to Furman University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Considered but not required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Considered but not required|
|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.
40% of students submit their SAT scores to Furman. 50% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
65% of those who apply are granted admission to Furman. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1230 and 1400. 40% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 29 and 32. 50% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.