Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Furman University (Greenville, SC)

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Furman University is ranked 69 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 158 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 51%
Applicants who took ACT 46%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+13%
600-69942%
600+55%

SAT Math Score

700+13%
600-69945%
600+58%

ACT Score

30-3632%
24-2957%
24+89%

Students applied5,043
Students admitted3,268
Admission rate65%

Students per faculty11

4-year graduation rate79%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$46,784
Fees$380
Room and board$11,864
Estimated book expense$1,270
Total cost$60,298

Cost after need-based aid$26,524
Cost after non-need-based aid$41,573

Average debt at graduation$32,594

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$46,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met79%
Average need-based aid$33,774
Average non-need-based aid$18,725

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,731

Full-Time

Men1,131
Women1,492

Part-Time

Men55
Women53

Freshmen retained89%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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