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Furman University Overview

Furman University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Greenville, South Carolina. Furman is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Furman University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$37,494 Avg Cost After Aid
71% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Furman since the student to facuty ratio is 9 to 1.
  • The 1% student loan default rate at Furman is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at Furman.
  • In <nil>, 86% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Furman with a bachelor's degree make about $60,889 a year. That's 49% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • It takes the average Furman student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Where Is Furman University?


Contact details for Furman are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613-6162
Phone: 864-294-2000

How Do I Get Into Furman?

You can apply to Furman online at:

Admission Requirements for Furman

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Furman?

71% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
26% Submit SAT Scores
Furman has an acceptance rate of 71%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 67%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.

Average Test Scores

About 26% of students accepted to Furman submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 630 and 720. Math scores were between 610 and 702.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Furman University  ( 630 to 720 )

SAT Math Scores for Furman University  ( 610 to 702 )
Furman received ACT scores from 29% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 29 and 35. Math scores were between 26 and 31. Composite scores were between 29 and 33.

ACT English Scores for Furman University  ( 29 to 35 )
ACT Math Scores for Furman University  ( 26 to 31 )
ACT Composite Scores for Furman University  ( 29 to 33 )

Can I Afford Furman University?

$37,494 Net Price
29% Take Out Loans
0.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Furman is $37,494. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Furman, approximately 29% of students took out student loans averaging $8,612 a year. That adds up to $34,448 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Furman is 0.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Furman University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,285 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,307 undergraduate students at Furman, with 2,285 being full-time and 22 being part-time.


There are also 156 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,285 full-time undergraduates at Furman, 40% are male and 60% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Furman University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 78
Black or African American 155
Hispanic or Latino 135
White 1,756
International Students 79
Other Races/Ethnicities 82

Geographic Diversity

South Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at Furman University. At this time, 35 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 32 countries are represented at Furman. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, United Kingdom, and Canada.

Online Learning at Furman University

0 Took All Classes Online
33 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2020-2021, 33 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Furman has changed over the last few years.



*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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