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Study at Furman University

Furman University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian university located in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. It was established in the year 1826. The university's campus spreads across an area of more than 750 acres. The university offers various undergraduate and graduate degree programs in diverse Course Topics. Furman University is well-known for its courses in chemistry, history, music, religion, political science, and psychology.

The University's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. It is a member of the NCAA Division I and competes in the Southern Conference. Their sports teams are known as the Paladins. The Paladins participate in various intercollegiate sports including basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.

Profile of Furman University

Furman is located in a large suburb, in Greenville, SC. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at Furman top out at the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study science, music, and liberal arts.

Furman Selectivity

The admissions department at Furman does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 590 to 690 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 690 or higher on the math SAT.


Students at Furman benefit from the low student/teacher ratio. The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, Furman tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 2, 951 students (2, 773 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Furman has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus. Furman does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Southern Conference competitions. Furman offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

Furman Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts211political science, history, English, Spanish language, interdisciplinary studies, sociology, economics, French language, . . .
Education and Teaching153teacher education, kindergarten/preschool teaching, elementary school teaching, elementary/middle school admin, music teaching, education of learning disabled, secondary school administration, education, . . .
Science92biology, chemistry, physics, geology
Business and Management88business management, accounting
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy50exercise science, health and physical Education
Therapy and Counselling42psychology
Media39communication studies
Religion and Philosophy32religion, philosophy
Music24music, music performance, music theory and composition, various music studies
Art Studies17art studies
Computer Science and Engineering13computer science, information science, computer and info science
Mathematics7mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Engineering1various engineering courses
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental studies

Contact: Furman

Furman University

3300 Poinsett Highway

Greenville, SC 29613-6162

General Phone: (864) 294-2000


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