Where Excellence Gathers

Furman students participate in the 2019 fall convocation.

They come for the rigor, for the mentoring and belonging, and for the intellectual exploration that leads to a purposeful life. Furman is where excellence gathers.

Once our students arrive, they progress along a personalized four-year pathway, which offers them more than 60 areas of study, undergraduate research, study away and internships – learning and training alongside renowned faculty and guided by mentors and advisers.

The richness of our world

Furman welcomed 653 first-year students for the 2019-20 academic year, 26% from South Carolina, 72% from out of state and 2% from outside the United States. They are among the best, with 42% ranking in the top 10% of their high school graduating class, an average SAT score of 1337 and average ACT score of 30. These students make up one of Furman’s most diverse classes in recent history, with 18% domestic nonwhite students and 8% first-generation students. Included in these first-year students are 19 transfer students.

They join a student body that reflects the richness of our world’s diversity. It is here at Furman that students with different backgrounds and experiences can achieve success through academics, immersive learning opportunities, dedicated mentoring and career positioning.

Diverse backgrounds and experiences

Fall 2019

Men 39%
Women 61%

African American: 6%
Asian: 3%
Hispanic: 5%
White: 79%
Multiracial or other: 3%
Total diversity: 20%

International: 3%
First-year: 2%

First-year class
African American: 6%
Asian: 3%
Hispanic: 5%
White: 78%
Multiracial or other: 5%


Admissions (Fall 2019 Entering Class)

Applications: 5,258
Acceptances: 2,987
Enrolled:  653
Average class size: 15
Student-to-faculty ratio: 10:1

Cost of Attendance 2019-2020

Tuition: $51,712
Fees: $380
Room (average): $7,312
Board (average): $6,050

Total Direct Costs: $65,454

For the latest admissions information, read about the class of 2024.

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