Furman University

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Furman University
3300 Poinsett Highway

General Information

Furman University is a private, non-profit school that is located in Greenville, SC. It has a campus size of 1000 to 5000 students. Additionally, it uses a semester-based calendar and awards undergraduate and graduate diplomas.

It resides in a large metro area, and provides college level courses and degree programs up to the master's degree level.

This school is primarily a liberal arts and sciences school that offers almost exclusively undergraduate degrees. It is also a highly selective school with low incoming student transfers, and has a small and highly residential student body.

The college also boasts a student-to-faculty rate at 11:1 - which is a good indication of the classroom sizes which one could expect at Furman University.


Furman University does not have an open admission policy, and a minimum standard must be met to be admitted into the college. There is no charge to apply to this college. In 2012, there were a total of 1948 male applicants, and 2590 female applicants that applied into this college.

Every college has different evaluation procedures when deciding which applicants to admit into their school. Furman University evaluates the following information when screening admission into the school:

  • High School GPA
  • High School Records
  • Completion of College-Level High School Courses
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Admissions Tests Like the ACT and SAT

When you are enrolling to a school, it is important to fully understand what credits are accepted into the college. The admissions department at Furman University accepts the following hours of credit as transferable when applying:

  • AP Credits From High School

Programs and Services

When considering a potential school to enroll at, it is necessary to fully develop an understanding of what services are offered by the school both inside and outside of the classroom. Furman University offers these programs:

  • ROTC Programs
  • Study Abroad Options
  • Student Counseling Services
  • Federal Work-Study and Internship Programs
  • Job Placement Services

You can get in touch with the school yourself though, using the school contact information which can be found on this webpage, to retain a better idea about these services and how they are managed.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Furman University does not charge different tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state students, and students can anticipate paying an annual tuition rate of $37728.

Furman University also provides on-campus housing and dorms at a yearly rate of $5198. Meal plans and food services are also offered to full-time students. The approximate annual charges for these meals is $4374 per student.

The college provides students with these financial assistance services to their student body to assist with tuition costs:

  • Payment Plans for Tuition Costs
  • Pay Later Tuition Programs
  • Certain Interest Free Loans

There's a total enrollment of 2753 students attending this school, and 2205 (80%) of the enrollment receives some sort of financial aid. The school has a total student aid reserve of $54551642, and gives each student an average allocation of $24740 in assistance.

Also, there are 373 college students currently receiving Pell Grants from the university. The school has a yearly allocation of $1513115 in Pell Grants, and relinquishes them to 14% of the student body, with a total average award per student of $4057.

Many college students opt for government loans so that they can fund their education. As of 2012, 37% of their students are receiving loans from the federal government. The average amount loaned to each of the 1032 students receiving government aid at Furman University is $7534.

Government aid eligibility is determined using an array of unique factors, we suggest you contact this school so you can find out more about the specific stipulations and eligibility prerequisites for financial aid.