Furman: Statistics

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#1574 of 14,131 In the World
#453 of 2,597 In North America
#408 of 2,496 In the United States
#5 of 37 In South Carolina
#1 of 2 In Greenville
#637 of 1,011 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
65%
Average SAT
1315
Average ACT
31
Avg. cost to attend
$37,761 /y
Aid receiving
94%
Undergraduates
2,345
Graduates
222
Male:Female Ratio
37:63
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate
Website
www.furman.edu

Furman Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 65% 61% 68%
Applicants 5,194 2,212 2,982
Admissions 3,389 1,352 2,037
Freshmen enrolled full time 519 212 307

18 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
211 or 41%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1230
or below

75% of them
had 1400
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Furman are 1230-1400 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
220 or 42%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 29
or below

75% of them
had 32
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Furman are 29-32 (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

White 1994 (78%)
Black or African American 180 (7%)
Hispanic 143 (6%)
Two or more races 84 (3%)
Asian 78 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 61 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 18 (0.7%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$37,761/year
Average aid awarded
$29,810
Students receiving aid
94%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $21,200
$30-48K $21,920
$48-75K $22,076
$75-110K $30,262
$110K+ $41,195

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $51,712$7,513
Tuition in-state $51,712$7,513
Tuition out-of-state $51,712$7,513
Fee in-district $380
Fee in-state $380
Fee out-of-state $380

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,408
Combined charge for room and board $13,362
Room charge $7,312
Meal charge $6,050

Furman Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 73
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 68
Political Science and Government, General 50
Psychology, General 46
Business Administration and Management, General 45
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 41
English Language and Literature, General 23
Accounting 22
Economics, General 20
Public Health, Other 20
Spanish Language and Literature 20
Chemistry, General 15 4
History, General 19
Sustainability Studies 18
Music Performance, General 17
Sociology, General 17
Religion & Religious Studies 16
Neuroscience 14
Computer Science 12
Health & Medical Preparatory Programs, Other 12
Mathematics, General 12
Elementary Education and Teaching 10
Philosophy 10
Education, General 6 2
French Language and Literature 8
Information Science & Studies 8
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 8
Art & Art Studies, General 6
Geology & Earth Science, General 6
Physics, General 6
Reading Teacher Education 6
Asian Studies & Civilization 5
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities 5
Kindergarten & Preschool Education and Teaching 5
Music, General 5
Urban Studies & Affairs 5
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 4
German Language and Literature 4
Superintendency and Educational System Administration 4
Anthropology, General 3
Japanese Studies 3
Music Theory and Composition 2
Secondary School Administration & Principalship 2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1
Chinese Studies 1
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances 1
Elementary and Middle School Administration & Principalship 1
Engineering, Other 1
Music Teacher Education 1
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 1
Grand Total 671 43
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 81% 79% 82%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,796
Citations
50,140

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
555 / 9,297
Psychology
268 / 18,208
Medicine
238 / 10,526
Computer Science
207 / 12,287
Biology
173 / 7,818
Art & Design
171 / 604
Sociology
157 / 1,284
Chemistry
147 / 3,740
Environmental Science
141 / 4,241
Business
133 / 3,265
Political Science
124 / 1,963
Physics
97 / 3,434
Economics
91 / 1,672
Mathematics
87 / 1,270
Engineering
81 / 3,288
Literature
75 / 97
Cognitive Science
70 / 9,340
Math Teachers
63 / 918
Social Psychology
60 / 1,758
Child Psychology
59 / 5,706
History
59 / 141
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
56 / 53
Creative Writing
54 / 35
Law
54 / 626
Education Majors
48 / 2,423
Demography
45 / 1,389
Ecology
44 / 1,470
Fashion Design
39 / 17
Political Economy
36 / 624
Photography
36 / 0
Geography and Cartography
35 / 504
Public Health
35 / 793
Communications and Public Relations
33 / 380
Health Science
33 / 1,260
Art History
32 / 2
Gender Studies
30 / 324
Media Studies
30 / 30
Public Policy / Administration
29 / 228
Philosophy
29 / 15
Gerontology
28 / 1,403

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 13 159
1992 21 139
1993 27 171
1994 22 188
1995 10 222
1996 28 256
1997 18 303
1998 23 310
1999 31 462
2000 43 522
2001 45 568
2002 46 622
2003 43 834
2004 47 751
2005 58 1120
2006 36 1398
2007 61 1671
2008 62 1786
2009 75 2061
2010 73 2396
2011 65 2784
2012 98 3087
2013 121 3512
2014 107 3774
2015 124 3707
2016 110 3811
2017 86 3806
2018 99 3659
2019 110 4020
2020 116 4493
2021 142 4920

Furman alumni

  1. John B. Watson

    John B. Watson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1878-1958 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    politicianpsychologist
    Biography

    John Broadus Watson was an American psychologist who popularized the scientific theory of behaviorism, establishing it as a psychological school. Watson advanced this change in the psychological discipline through his 1913 address at Columbia University, titled Psychology as the Behaviorist Views It. Through his behaviorist approach, Watson conducted research on animal behavior, child rearing, and advertising, as well as conducting the controversial "Little Albert" experiment and the Kerplunk experiment. He was also the editor of Psychological Review from 1910 to 1915. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Watson as the 17th most cited psychologist of the 20th century.

  2. Amy Grant

    Amy Grant
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    singersinger-songwritervoice actorsongwriter
    Biography

    Amy Lee Grant is an American singer, songwriter and musician. She started in contemporary Christian music (CCM) before a successful crossover to pop music in the 1980s and 1990s. She has been referred to as "The Queen of Christian Pop".

  3. Clint Dempsey

    Clint Dempsey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Clinton Drew Dempsey is an American retired soccer player, who played as a forward and midfielder. During his career, he played in the Premier League for Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur and in Major League Soccer for New England Revolution and Seattle Sounders FC. ESPN, FOX Sports, and NBC Sports have each ranked Dempsey as the greatest men's American soccer player in history.

  4. Xavier Woods

    Xavier Woods
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    professional wrestlerYouTubertelevision producer
    Biography

    Austin Watson is an American professional wrestler and television personality. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Xavier Woods, and is a former King of the Ring tournament winner. Watson also makes public appearances outside of wrestling under the name Austin Creed.

General info

Alternative names Furman
FU
Founded 1826
Motto Christo et Doctrinae
For Christ and Learning
Colors royal purple, white
Academic Calendar September to May (September - December; January-February; March-May)
Total FTE staff 907
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, South Carolina, 29613-6162
United States
City population 58,000
Phone 8642942000
Fax +1 (864) 294 3001

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