Furman University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Furman University was founded in 1826 as an all-male school in Edgefield, South Carolina. It was initially known as The Furman Academy and Theological Institution and was founded by the Reverend Richard Furman of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The school’s mission was to provide a quality education for young men of the region, particularly those of limited means. In the early years, classes were taught in Latin and Greek, as well as philosophy and theology. During this time, enrollment grew steadily and a library was established with books donated by local citizens.

In 1851, the school moved to its current location in Greenville, South Carolina and became known as Furman University. This move allowed for more space to accommodate an increasing student body as well as new buildings such as a chapel, dormitories and classrooms. As time passed, the university continued to expand its academic offerings by creating new departments such as mathematics, natural history and physical science. In addition to these subjects, students were required to complete courses in rhetoric and moral philosophy before graduating with their degree. At the end of the 19th century, Furman had become one of South Carolina’s premier institutions of higher learning with a broad range of course offerings across all disciplines.

Furman University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Furman University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Furman University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Furman University is a highly selective institution, with an acceptance rate of just 32%. The average GPA for accepted students is 3.9, and the average SAT score is 1280. The middle 50% of accepted students have an SAT score between 1210 and 1360. The school also looks at other factors such as extracurricular activities and essays to determine admission. In addition, Furman University has a holistic admissions process that evaluates applicants based on their unique academic and personal strengths. As part of this process, students must submit two letters of recommendation from people who can speak to their academic or personal strengths. Furman also seeks out diversity in its student population, valuing the different perspectives that different backgrounds can bring to the university community. This commitment to diversity is evidenced by the fact that about 40% of incoming first-year students identify as a racial or ethnic minority group.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 70%
Early decision acceptance rate 79%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 68%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 4,611
Female applicants 2,695
Male applicants 1,916
Applicants accepted 3,206
Female applicants accepted 1,912
Male applicants accepted 1,294
Freshman enrollment 688
Female freshman enrollment 410
Male freshman enrollment 278
Early decision applicants 516
Early decision applicants accepted 410
Early decision applicants enrolled 235
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 34%

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 316
Students accepting place on wait list 272
Students accepted from wait list 16

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 96%
Average high school GPA 3.8
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 79%
SAT Critical Reading average score 635
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 580-690
SAT Math average score 636
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 570-690
SAT Writing average score 631
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 560-680
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 60%
Average ACT Composite score 28
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 26-31
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 26-33
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 25-30