Furman University, founded in 1826, is a private, liberal arts university. Its emphasis on education outside the traditional classroom, including undergraduate research, internships, apprenticeships, volunteer service and study-abroad programs, makes the school distinctive. By supplementing classroom instruction with other opportunities, it gives students greater responsibility for their education, develops their self-confidence and sharpens their leadership skills. Its 750-acre campus, five miles from Greenville, is located at the foot of Paris Mountain.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
2,345
Undergraduates
910
Men - 38.8%
1,436
Women - 61.2%
222
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
65% of 5,194 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.62 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math
660 average
620-700 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
665 average
630-700 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$69,850
Tuition and Fees
$53,372
Room and Board
$13,698
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Freshman Award
$45,235
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,366
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
243
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
11%
10-19
43%
20-29
42%
30-39
4%
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Greenville Population
72,227
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
83% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Paladin - a Knight on Horseback
Sororities
61% of women participate
Fraternities
32% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
3.3%
Black/African-American
7.1%
Hispanic/Latino
5.8%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.6%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
79.2%
Unknown
0.6%
International Students
2.6% from 28 countries
First-Year Students Returning
81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
75.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
42%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
42.0%
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