Furman University: Review & Facts

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Furman University is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 2,885 students enrolled. This institution was established in 1826 and is one of the 10 colleges and schools located in Greenville, South Carolina.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
55
Fair
At Furman University you can obtain your bachelor's degree or master's degree.

Furman University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 55 majors. The most popular concentrations are Medical, Education, Management, Political Science, and Business. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
89%
Good
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Furman University is high at 89% (well above South Carolina average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
11 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Furman University is very good: 85%. About 7% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Furman University is good -- 11:1. Find out more information on instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$46,100
High
Average tuition cost is extremely high, about $45,700 per academic year. The additional fees at Furman University (not included in tuition costs) are around $400; which comes to $46,100 per year.

Read the details about Furman University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
64%
Doable
According to government data, 5,143 applications were submitted and 3,268 were accepted; so it is not very hard to enroll at this school.

Furman University might accept your advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score info at Furman University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$6,200
Medium
Furman University provides study abroad programs and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Furman University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
Furman University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 2,500 students, which offers a nice on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable - approximately $6,200 a year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Furman University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime data, Furman University appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Furman University Location and Maps



Post Address: Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, South Carolina 29613-6162, USA
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