Furman University
Greenville, SC, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

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This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
61%
Acceptance Rate
5,469
Students Applied
48%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
19
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2021
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2021
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2021
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
27%
Out-Of-State Students
70%
US States Represented
48
Countries Represented
22
50%
Submitting ACT
40%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 31
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1353
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
600
75th
700
Reading
25th
630
75th
710
3.60
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
55
Top 25%
75
Top 50%
96

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 864-294-2034
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.96 Average Rating
Furman can be difficult if you don't organize your time well. Don't try to do everything when you first come in and end up stressed and pushing for time. It's better to adjust to your classes before adding any extracurriculars because they are ultimately your highest priority.
Demesheka from Conyers, GA
Write about what you know and what you are passionate about on your applications. Have a well organized resume ahead of time, it's a incredibly handy reference when you are applying for all your different scholarships. Furman looks for students with initiative, so activities that you organized yourself or that you had a leadership role in are important to mention.
Elisabeth from Greenville, SC
A little effort goes a long way at Furman. Make sure you manage your time wisely and don't over-stretch yourself in extracurriculars. Be prepared to study. Everything will be great!
Dean from Pelzer, SC
time management is key! if you can balance your studies and social life, you will succeed. if you encounter an imbalance, fix it and move on. hunker down from the start or else you will be playing catch-up.
D. Cody from South Carolina
It is important for prospective students to not underestimate the academics at Furman. Just because you had a solid GPA in high school, does not guarantee that you will have one in college. Nothing comes easy in college no matter where you are. Furman professors do care about their students and want them to do well in their classes, but they will not be willing to help students that don't put in the extra work.
Sophie from Marietta, GA
Take advantage of the programs Furman offers first year students such as pre-orientation trips, summer scholars, and more. I really enjoyed Furman's first year residential program known as Engaged Living where you live with students in your first year seminar and have the opportunity to learn outside the classroom.
It is really worth it to sit in on a class when you visit. Also, if you can, arrange to stay the night with a current student through Admissions. Most people love to host prospectives and will be able to show you a lot more than you see on your tour.
Ashley
Be prepared for difficult classes. It is the second most rigorous in the United States, and so can be a little overwhelming for someone who chooses to intense of a schedule. Try to plan classes so that you have some easier classes, as well as some tougher ones. That way you don't get stuck suffering through several different intense classes and end up having to drop one.
Cody from Myrtle Beach, SC

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