Furman University

#990 / #293
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
#1039
Most Desirable School
Private liberal arts college in Greenville, South Carolina, United States

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About Furman University

According to Wikipedia, Furman University is a private liberal arts university in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. 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.

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Furman University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual ApplicationsAcceptanceGraduation RateMedian SAT ScoreMedian ACT Score
5,19465%81%133030

How Much Does Furman University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$53,372
Price by Family Income
IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$20,400
30K - 48K$21,335
48K - 75K$22,225
75K - 110K$30,872
110K+$40,315

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Furman University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Furman University, then you can expect to earn an average of $59,700 per year. You also have a 94% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Furman University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student BodyUnder-GradsGraduates
2,8672,756111

Where is Furman University?

Furman University is located at 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville SC 29613-6162

How Safe is Furman University?

Greenville has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Furman University Known For?

Furman University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Furman University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Furman University's Most Influential Alumni?

Furman University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Psychology, Physics, and Business. Here are some of Furman University's most famous alumni:

John B. Watson
John B. Watson
An American psychologist .
Charles H. Townes
Charles H. Townes
A 20th-century American physicist.
Brad Cox
An American computer scientist.
Clement Haynsworth
A United States federal judge.
Herman Lay
Herman Lay
An American businessman.
Judy Clarke
An American lawyer.
Issachar Jacox Roberts
An American missionary in China.
Keith Lockhart
An American conductor.
Washington Manly Wingate
A 4th president of Wake Forest College .
Clint Dempsey
Clint Dempsey
An American soccer player.
Maurice Bloomfield
Maurice Bloomfield
An American classical philologist.
Ligon Duncan
Ligon Duncan
An American scholar and pastor.

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