Furman University
#1286 Overall Influence#1039 Desirability Rank

Furman University

Private liberal arts college in Greenville, South Carolina, United States

Furman University is a private liberal arts university in Greenville, South Carolina. Founded in 1826 and named for the clergyman Richard Furman, Furman University is the oldest private institution of higher learning in South Carolina. It became a secular university in 1992, while keeping Christo et Doctrinae as its motto. It enrolls approximately 2,700 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students, representing 46 states and 53 foreign countries, on its campus.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

5,469

Acceptance

61%

Graduation Rate

84%

Median SAT Score

1320

Median ACT Score

30

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$49,152

Fees (in-state)

$380

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$11,788
30K-48K$20,291
48K-75K$21,798
75K-110K$27,486
110K+$36,078

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$59,700

Employed

94%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

3K

Under-Grads

3K

Graduates

0K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville SC 29613-6162

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

43 per 100k

Violent Crime

6 per 100k

What is Furman University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#685 World Rank #206 USA Rank
Physics
#443 World Rank #222 USA Rank
Political Science
#464 World Rank #256 USA Rank
History
#851 World Rank #296 USA Rank
Chemistry
#1209 World Rank #377 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#707 World Rank #434 USA Rank
Communications
#860 World Rank #434 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#854 World Rank #498 USA Rank
Business
#1173 World Rank #539 USA Rank
Education
#1839 World Rank #569 USA Rank
Engineering
#1463 World Rank #573 USA Rank
Computer Science
#1055 World Rank #579 USA Rank
Psychology
#2077 World Rank #853 USA Rank
Medical

Other areas of influence

#433 World Rank #249 USA Rank
Social Work
#569 World Rank #412 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#876 World Rank #435 USA Rank
Law
#2551 World Rank #1476 USA Rank
Nursing

Influential People

Who are Furman University's Most influential alumni?

Furman University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Political Science, and History. Furman University’s most academically influential people include Charles Hard Townes, Clement Haynsworth, and Robert Blocker.

Charles Hard Townes
Charles Hard Townes

American physicist

view profile
Clement Haynsworth

United States federal judge

view profile
Robert Blocker

American musician

view profile
Judy Clarke

American lawyer

view profile
Maurice Bloomfield
Maurice Bloomfield

American classical philologist

view profile
Bruce Haynes

American media consultant

view profile
Brad Cox

American computer scientist

view profile
David Tolbert

United Nations official

view profile
F.W. Dobbs-Allsopp

Professor of Old Testament and James Lenox Librarian, Princeton Theological Seminary

view profile
Ben Browder
Ben Browder

American actor

view profile
John Matthews Manly

American professor of English literature

view profile
William P. Price
William P. Price

American politician

view profile