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Colleges / Furman University

Furman University

Greenville, SC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate71%
Acceptance Rate71%

Furman University Student Life

Furman University is on a 800-acre campus in the suburban setting of Greenville, South Carolina.

Furman University Student Activities

There are many activities and organizations for Furman University students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Interested in Greek life? Furman University has fraternities and sororities.

Furman University students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Fall Fest and Family Weekend.

Furman University Housing

This table offers information on housing at Furman University.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes Required for senior
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities Yes
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 82.87%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 2,400
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 1,979
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus ––

Furman University offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Furman University students live on campus. In 2022, 82.87% of undergrads at Furman University lived in some kind of on-campus housing. There are 2,400 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,304 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 1,979 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 75% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Furman University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Furman University Athletics

At Furman University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Furman University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Indoor Track NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Swimming And Diving Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams

Safety at Furman University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Furman University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Furman University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Furman University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Furman University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Furman University, take Interstate 85 to Greenville, SC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Greenville-Spartanburg International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in South Carolina you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Furman University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Furman University Students

60%

Women

40%

Men

99%

Full Time

1%

Part Time

32%

In State

68%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

77%

7%

6%

3%

3%

3%

0.17%

0.04%

Undergraduate Students

2,304

Graduate Students

156

Non-Resident / International Students

75

Furman University Campus Services

Student Services
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Campus Security
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Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,460

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

71%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$55,772

Out-of-State

$55,772

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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