Greenville, South Carolina
Furman has emerged as a national leader among liberal arts colleges by giving students the chance to learn by doing through independent study, research projects with professors, study abroad, community service, and internships around the world.
Get to know Furman University
A LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION
A liberal arts degree is incredibly useful in today’s global society. Furman provides its students with a well-rounded educational experience—one that transcends disciplines and departments. Ultimately, students still commit themselves to a specific area of study, but they are also equipped with a wide range of skills. They are given responsibility over their educations and are encouraged to take advantage of all the academic and personal resources that Furman has to offer.
Furman is noted for its integration of special learning programs into its core curriculum. Students are given the opportunity to participate in experiential learning, undergraduate research, and study abroad. These signature programs give students the chance to put academic theory into practice.
Furman offers abroad programs in over 30 countries as well as faculty-led programs that are an awesome way for students to explore their new surroundings with the help of their professors. Professors are able to transfer the value of a Furman education to different locations, teaching students to remain well-rounded, adventurous learners.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 6%
White, non-Hispanic: 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 3%
Academic advising is taken seriously at Furman, putting students in close contact with all they need to succeed. Each student is assigned an advisor who provides academic and career counseling. The goal of this advising is to help students discover their intellectual and personal talents so that they may understand how their interests fit within their field and the workforce at large.
Furman has 20 NCAA Division I teams, affording students several opportunities to cheer on their fellow peers. Students interested in participating in non-collegiate athletics can join an intramural or club sport. The Physical Activities Center is also available for those who are simply interested in exercising and staying fit.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
It is very important for college students to maintain healthy lifestyles so that they may perform to their fullest potential. Furman’s health services assist both the physical and emotional needs of students, offering guidance to anyone looking to improve their well-being. There are counseling services to help students sort out their academic and social stresses, nutrition advice for staying healthy, and more.
Career Services is dedicated to the progress of each student as they work toward their future goals. Furman provides services to help students prepare for their first interview, write a great résumé, and choose a career path. Students are encouraged to utilize these services for the many benefits they offer, including a competitive edge over other graduates.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 600 | 75th Percentile: 690
25th Percentile: 590 | 75th Percentile: 690
25th Percentile: 26 | 75th Percentile: 31
25th Percentile: 25 | 75th Percentile: 29
25th Percentile: 26 | 75th Percentile: 34
Tuition & Cost