Furman Rankings

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In the World#1466 of 14178
In North America#458 of 2629
In the United States#416 of 2528
In South Carolina#5 of 37
In Greenville#1 of 2

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
57%
Average SAT
1330
Average ACT
30
Avg. cost to attend
$35,621 /y
Aid receiving
94%
Undergraduates
2,688
Graduates
140
Male:Female Ratio
38:62
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
furman.edu

Furman Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate57%52%60%
Applicants5,2582,1983,060
Admissions2,9871,1431,844
Freshmen enrolled full time653262391

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
267 or 41%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1240
or below

75% of them
had 1420
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Furman are 1240-1420 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
284 or 43%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 28
or below

75% of them
had 32
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Furman are 28-32 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Recommendations Recommended
College-preparatory program Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White2238 (79%)
Black or African American179 (6%)
Hispanic145 (5%)
Two or more races83 (3%)
Asian72 (3%)
Nonresident Alien70 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown32 (1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native4 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$35,621/year
Average aid awarded
$29,884
Students receiving aid
94%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$20,400
$30-48K$21,335
$48-75K$22,225
$75-110K$30,872
$110K+$40,315

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$50,464$6,225
Tuition in-state$50,464$6,225
Tuition out-of-state$50,464$6,225
Fee in-district$380
Fee in-state$380
Fee out-of-state$380

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,407
Combined charge for room and board$13,034
Room charge$7,132
Meal charge$5,902

Furman Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Business Administration and Management, General71
Speech Communication and Rhetoric57
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other49
Political Science and Government, General43
Psychology, General38
Biology & Biological Sciences, General36
Chemistry, General202
Reading Teacher Education21
Accounting20
Economics, General19
History, General17
Music Performance, General14
Health & Medical Preparatory Programs, Other14
Religion & Religious Studies13
English Language and Literature, General13
Sociology13
Computer Science13
Superintendency and Educational System Administration13
Neuroscience12
Sustainability Studies12
Geology & Earth Science, General12
Public Health, Other11
Music, General11
Music Teacher Education11
Kindergarten & Preschool Education and Teaching11
Elementary Education and Teaching9
Mathematics, General9
Physics, General8
Spanish Language and Literature8
Philosophy8
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General7
Anthropology7
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other6
Education, General42
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5
Elementary and Middle School Administration & Principalship5
Secondary School Administration & Principalship5
Art & Art Studies, General4
Information Science & Studies4
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities4
Chinese Studies3
German Language and Literature3
French Language and Literature3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other3
Asian Studies & Civilization2
Engineering, Other2
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor2
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances1
Grand Total60080
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate83%79%86%
  • Full-time retention rate - 89%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,020
Citations
51,461

Publication count by topic

Psychology
307
Chemistry
284
Sociology
169
Political science
145
Computer science
143
Mathematics
133
Medicine
132
Biology
126
Art
108
History
55
Economics
49
Physics
46
Business
43
Philosophy
41
Geography
36
Materials science
31
Geology
25
Environmental science
18
Engineering
15

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Political science7451,840
Psychology87616,538
History921147
Sociology12001,339
Economics15841,109
Art160821
Environmental science16951,325
Physics17001,821
Geography1750561
Geology1768488
Mathematics17772,336
Medicine17914,888
Chemistry17937,999
Business1838794
Philosophy189114
Biology20235,622
Computer science22791,731
Materials science3389447
Engineering475824

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199019138
199113145
199220120
199327146
199422168
199511193
199627223
199717256
199823252
199925417
200034450
200141489
200238546
200337755
200445681
200557986
2006351263
2007571561
2008631689
2009731913
2010682240
2011632647
2012942994
20131103363
20141013589
20151243521
20161083576
2017853536
2018942975
20191093453
20201103725

General info

Alternative namesFurman
FU
Founded1826
WikipediaFurman University
MottoChristo et Doctrinae
For Christ and Learning
Colorsroyal purple, white
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; January-February; March-May)
Total FTE staff971
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, South Carolina, 29613-6162
United States
City population62,000
Phone8642942000
Fax+1 (864) 294 3001

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