Furman University

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Furman University, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Greenville, SC, a predominately suburban area. There are around three thousand students enrolled each year at Furman University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1240 (25th percentile) to 1420 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 28 (25th percentile) to 32 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants admitted to Furman University. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Furman University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.62 - 3.78. This school has an acceptance rate of about 57% with 22% of applicants choosing to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at furman.edu.

Overall Furman University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Furman University was reported as 56.8% in Fall 2020 with over 5,260 applications submitted to Furman University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 28 - 32
  • Average GPA: 3.62 - 3.78

How Hard Is It to Get into Furman University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Furman University has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Furman University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 67.8%
  • 2017-2018: 61.2%
  • 2018-2019: 61.1%
  • 2019-2020: 56.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 56.1%

How Does Furman University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Furman University is zero percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
North Greenville University62.8%
Southern Wesleyan University34.5%
Brevard College58.8%
Wofford College59.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Furman University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading630 - 710
Math610 - 710
Total Score1240 - 1420
ACT®Score Range
English28 - 35
Math25 - 30
Composite Score28 - 32
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