In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.
Furman University was awarded 128 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is communication and media studies.
Furman is ranked #267 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.
Out of the 44 colleges in South Carolina, Furman is ranked at #4.
If you're applying to Furman University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 65%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.
About 41% of students accepted to Furman submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 610 and 700. Math scores were between 620 and 700.
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The student to faculty ratio at Furman is an impressive 9 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.
When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.
The full-time faculty percentage at Furman University is 84%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate of 81% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Furman University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.
The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Furman for first-time, full-time students is 74%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.
Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Furman University.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,345 undergraduates at Furman with 2,294 being full-time and 51 being part-time.
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The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Furman, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Furman, approximately 28% of students took out student loans averaging $9,806 a year. That adds up to $39,224 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Furman is 2.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
See which majors at Furman University make the most money.
Get more details about the location of Furman University.
Contact details for Furman are given below.
|Address:||3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613-6162|
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Political Science & Government||82||$36,108|
|Communication & Media Studies||69||$36,227|
|Other Health Professions||64||$23,613|
|Business Administration & Management||60||$47,571|
Learn more about the majors offered at Furman University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.
Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.
In 2019-2020, 18 students took at least one online class at Furman University. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
Learn more about online learning at Furman University.
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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