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Furman University

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1826
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Other
Undergraduate student body: 2,759
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $478,833,664
Admissions Address

3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Woody O'Cain
Admissions office telephone: (864) 294-2034
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: March 15
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: N/A
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
http://www.engagefurman.com/application/ Tuition deposit: $400 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: N/A (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 3 4
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 14 18

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 15
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 56%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 58%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 55%
Total applicants: 3,887
Total acceptances: 2,158
Total freshman enrollment: 687
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 40%
Male applicants: 1,538
Male acceptances: 894
Male freshman enrollment: 285
Female applicants: 2,349
Female acceptances: 1,264
Female freshman enrollment: 402
Out-of-state freshmen: 72%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 377
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 141
Students enrolled from waiting list: 14

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 64%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 87%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 98%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 70%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 95%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 590 – 690
Math: 590 – 690
Combined: 1180 – 1380

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 22.3% 21.8%
600-699 50.2% 51.6%
500-599 24.1% 24.7%
400-499 3.4% 1.8%
300-399 0.0% 0.1%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 51%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 25 – 32
Math: 25 – 30
Composite: 25 – 31

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 33.2% 46.4% 27.8%
24-29 55.2% 39.1% 55.0%
18-23 11.6% 13.9% 15.1%
12-17 0.0% 0.6% 2.1%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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