Furman University

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4 / 10
2,768 Undergrads / 2,947 Students
10 / 10
$35,621 Net Price
7 / 10
57% Admitted
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  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    Suburb: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
77% / 83%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Greenville South Carolina Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Charlotte North Carolina Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Columbia South Carolina Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Charleston South Carolina Area
  • Raleigh-Durham North Carolina Area
  • Greater Nashville Area
  • Greensboro/Winston-Salem North Carolina Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Orlando Florida Area
  • Tampa/St. Petersburg Florida Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
Where Grads Work
  • Greenville County Schools
  • US Army
  • Wells Fargo
  • Bank of America
  • Greenville Health System
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • AT&T
  • Michelin
  • Clemson University
  • IBM
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • PwC
  • Fluor Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Sales
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Media and Communication
  • Legal
  • Research
  • Community and Social Services
  • Consulting
  • Marketing
  • Healthcare Services
  • Information Technology
  • Arts and Design
  • Administrative
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
560 - 670
610 - 710
1200 - 1400
28 - 35
25 - 30
28 - 32

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 550 - 660 for SAT

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SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 5,258 2,198 3,060
% Admitted 57% 52% 60%
% Admits That Enroll 22% 23% 21%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.64
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  • Waitlisted
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (15%)
    Social Sciences (13%)
    Business Administration and Management, General (11%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (10%)
    Speech Communication and Rhetoric (9%)
    Communication & Journalism (9%)
    Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other (8%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (8%)
    Political Science and Government, General (7%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (6%)
    Physical Sciences (6%)
    Psychology (6%)
    Psychology, General (6%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (6%)
    Education (4%)
    Philosophy & Religious Studies (3%)
    Accounting (3%)
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    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$50,844
    Books & Supplies$810
    Cost of Living$13,034
    Personal Expenses$1,938
    Sticker Price$66,626

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    94% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship92%$29,884
    Federal Grants12%$5,345
    Pell Grants12%$4,458
    Other Federal11%$975
    State & Local Grants25%$7,682
    Institutional Grants91%$27,306
    Student Loans32%$9,093
    Federal Loans31%$5,168
    Other Loans7%$19,106

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $703 Million $238,498

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $26,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $21,500 $276

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 2.9%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 614 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $51,200

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.97 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 77% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 8 8
    Fondling 3 3
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault - -
    Burglary 4 4
    Motor Vehicle Theft 5 2
    Arson 1 -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
    Undergrad InstructionArts & sciences plus professions, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Education-dominant, with Arts & Sciences
    Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, small, highly residential

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