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Greenville, South Carolina

Furman Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Furman University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
61.2%
Admission Difficulty for Furman University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

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. 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1260-1430
Applicants Submitting SAT
41%
SAT Scores for Furman University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 650
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1260
SAT Scores for Furman University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1430
Average SAT Score 1350

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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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Furman University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Furman ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
26-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
53%
ACT Scores for Furman University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for Furman University
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Furman University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Furman University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

High School Class Rank

76% of Furman University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Furman University students
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%

Admission Statistics

Furman University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,033 1,969 5,002
Accepted 1,907 1,153 3,060
Acceptance Rate 63% 59% 61%
Enrolled 422 280 702
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 24% 23%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Furman University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Furman University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Furman University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
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.