Something brought them here. From neighboring counties to far-off countries. Furman is known for attracting ultra-curricular students. It’s here that their need to achieve and driving desire to discover is embraced. Learning and training alongside renowned faculty and guided by a dedicated team of mentors and advisers, Furman students forge their own four-year pathway through more than 60 areas of study, undergraduate research, study away and internship opportunities.
Attracting the ultra-curricular
Furman was pleased to welcome 711 first-year students for the 2018-19 academic year. These students are some of the best and brightest in the nation, with more than 40% ranking in the top 10% of their high school graduating class, an average SAT score of 1342 and average ACT score of 30. Joining these first-year students are 20 transfer students.
This class is one of the most diverse groups of students in the university’s history, with 22% domestically diverse students and 5% from outside the United States. Furman continues to foster an environment where students with different backgrounds and perspectives find success through a combination of outstanding academics, dedicated mentoring and powerful career preparation opportunities.