3300 Poinsett Highway Greenville, SC 29613 864-294-2034
http://www2.furman.edu admissions@furman.edu
About Furman University
  • Year of Foundation 1826
  • Size of Campus 800 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Other
  • Undergraduate Population 2,804
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 57%, 43%, 69%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $36,296
  • Room and Board $9,170
  • Nonfall Registration Not Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $50
  • Enrollment No. 2,724
Furman University is one of the nation's premier undergraduate liberal arts colleges. The university offers outstanding academics, opportunities for a broad range of talented students with a passion for learning, a robust visual and performing arts program and NCAA Division I athletics. Our campus is nationally acclaimed for its beauty and the residential student body is the ideal size to enhance scholarly activity, personal growth and leadership development. With its more realistic approach to college admissions, the college has made the standardized test optional and instead relies on interviews with hopeful applicants. Founded in 1826, the private university is located in Greenville, South Carolina. Modern, sophisticated academic buildings are complemented by comprehensive athletics, recreational and social facilities. Student housing ranges from traditional dormitory residences to apartments. The James B. Duke Library includes more than 500,000 volumes. The 750-acre campus features an Asian garden, a replica of Henry David Thoreau's cabin, the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, a Florentine bell tower, a spring-fed lake, 13 miles of paved trails through the woodlands for hiking and biking and an 18-hole golf course.
Social Life And Activities
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Canterbury (Episcopal), Church-Related Vocations, Clubhouse Gang, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Furman University Gospel Ensemble, Furman Zen Society, Greek Orthodox Young Adult League, Habi
  • Other on-campus organizations 1%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 40%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Student League for Black Culture, Minority/International Caucus, ASIA (Association of Students Interested in Asia), Furman University Japanese Interest (FUJI), and International Student Association
  • Setting Urban
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 8
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Collegiate Educational Service Corps May Day Play Day, Homecoming Week, Intramural & Club sports, Summer Outdoor Experience
  • Percent students who are frat members 35%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Pi Kappa Lambda, Quaternion Club, Senior Order, Omicron Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Chi Beta Phi, Eta Sigma Phi, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Sigma Iota, Phi Sigma Tau,
  • Number of students in fraternities 8
  • Number of sororities 8
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Greenville, SC (20), Charlotte, NC (90)
  • Distance to nearest train Greenville, SC (8)
  • Distance to nearest bus Greenville, SC (8)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
Student Housing
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 21
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 2%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 1%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (35%), women's dorms (11%), men's dorms (11%), apartment for single students (43%), special housing for disabled students (0%), other housing options (0%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 52%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 52%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 42%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 90%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 3%
Campus Services
  • Library Facilities Music and Science Libraries, Baptist Historical Collection, South Carolina Collection
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help study skills
  • Number Of Microforms 851,000
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of e-books 2,588
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 100
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Books in Library 422,200
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,900
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 7,471
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 319
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, religious
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Museums Visual Arts Gallery, Engaged Learning Center, Language Labs, Observatory, Herbarium
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Number Of Subscriptions 3,398
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 2,425
  • Computer Courses No
Student Employment and Career
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,250
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 5%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Retail, accounting, and insurance firms; financial institutions; consumer product companies; government agencies; schools; non profit organizations.
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 57%
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