Furman University

Address:
3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613-6162
Phone:
864-294-2000
Website:
http://www.furman.edu
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About Furman University

Furman University is classified as a baccalaureate college with an arts and sciences focus. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This mid-sized four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 80% of students are enrolled full time, and half of these students reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within the arts and sciences fields. No graduate degrees are awarded in fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in arts and sciences and professional fields. The majority of graduate degrees are awarded within the education field. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up fewer than 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate2,753
 Graduate209
 Total2,962
GenderFemale57%
 Male43%
Student Age% Under 2590%
 % 25 and Over10%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time90%
 % Part-time10%
Race/Ethnicity% White79.4%
 % Black7.1%
 % Asian2.2%
 % Latino1.8%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Race Unknown7.9%
 % International student2%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning Available
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal4,538
 % Admitted68%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled21%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRecommended
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT89%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT63%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800690 / 800
 SAT Writing580 / 800680 / 800
 SAT Math600 / 800680 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite25 / 3630 / 36
 ACT English26 / 3633
 ACT Writing8 / 129 / 12
 ACT Math25 / 3630 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$
 Graduate Application Fee$50
 In-State Tuition & Fees$38,088
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$38,088
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid85%
 % Undergraduates with Loans34%
 % Undergraduates with Grants82%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,150
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,572
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,126
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$0

Neighborhood Data for the Greenville Area

Median Age33.6
Median Household Income$40,925
Total Population58,741
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.3% 50.7%
 Age 0-956.4%43.6%
 Age 10-1756.6%43.4%
 Age 18-2442.6%57.4%
 Age 25-2950.7%49.3%
 Age 30-3956.2%43.8%
 40+46.3%53.7%
Race/Ethnicity% White64.9%
 % Black31.2%
 % Asian1.4%
 % Latino4.5%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Pacific Islander0.2%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.3%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,572
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$567
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50068.2%29.1%12.6%
 $500 to $74921.1%44.8%0.0%
 $750 to $9995.2%21.7%33.2%
 Over $10005.5%4.5%11.1%
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