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
2,289
Undergraduates
946
Men - 41.3%
1,346
Women - 58.8%
160
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
67% of 7,510 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.66 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math
670 average
620-425 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
682 average
640-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
27-32 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$77,180
Tuition and Fees
$58,312
Room and Board
$15,868
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Freshman Award
$42,675
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,145
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
45
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
96% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Paladin - a Knight on Horseback
Sororities
49% of women participate
Fraternities
26% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
3.8%
Black/African-American
6.1%
Hispanic/Latino
6.2%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.8%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
79.3%
Unknown
0.5%
International Students
3.5% from 43 countries
First-Year Students Returning
87.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
78.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
42%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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