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I wish I could go back in timeQuite BrightEnglish
I wish I could go back in time and prevent myself from choosing to attend this school. I would love to give specifics but do not want to risk the school suing me. However, I can say my experience here shocked me by how vastly different it was from what I expected it to be. I do not believe the school is what it presents itself to be. My freshman year was supposed to be fun and It was far from that in every way possible. I have spent the past year being envious of all my high school friends who had a great time at their college of choice.
1st Year Female -- Class 1921
Campus Aesthetics: A, Education Quality: F
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Don't go to Furman for music unless you'reQuite BrightMusic - Performance
Don't go to Furman for music unless you're a composition major. The music dept has Terrible, condescending, arrogant profs. The students in music are generally outgoing, but only for the gossip they can start. The students in the bio dept are cold and distant. Don't let the tour guides fool you, this is not a generally happy place. Furman is an exceedingly close minded place just getting deeper into financial struggles. Know the tuition is going to keep going up and the student and education quality is going to keep going down. There is no education provided on campus that is worth the tuition.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2017
Campus Aesthetics: A, Useful Schoolwork: F
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Coming from a big city, I wanted toQuite BrightPreMed and Medical
Coming from a big city, I wanted to learn a different culture but Furman should have not been the place for me to go. Furman is a bubble, what people DONT tell you is that professors practice EXTREME grade deflation, students are not kind and welcoming to those of another ethnicity, there is NO school spirit, and greek life rules everything. Academics are unnecessarily hard and not worth the expensive tuition. Students wear dresses, suits, cowboy boots, chacos, and jack rodgers everywhere!! If you don't dress like the southern sorority girls then you won't fit in. You will be constantly judge by everyone. The dining hall sucks and there is never anything to eat. If you are from the North or a big city DO NOT COME!!! It's another high school without much diversity. This school is for snobby, rich white children who parents graduated years ago. It's not worth the money so don't waste your time. Don't fall into the beautiful campus, that's all Furman cares about.
1st Year Female -- Class 2017
University Resource Use/ spending: A, Individual Value: F
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