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Y'all make sure youBright
Y'all make sure you stay below the the Mason-Dixon line. Keep your Wonder Bread mentality lady-like; your men in khakis. The rest of us will do the thinking -it's a big scary world out there Furman, don't ever wander too far into it.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2019
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Furman is a great school with many greatQuite BrightPolitical Science
Furman is a great school with many great academic programs. The study abroad and engaged learning programs at Furman are among the best in the nation. However, it is important to note that personal connection and relationship with professors and staff are the most important criteria in succeeding at Furman.

Furman is not welcoming to minority students. If that is not a high priority on your list, Furman will be a good fit for you. Furman has been regarded as the "country club of the South". Furman has a beautiful campus. It comprises of mainly white students and professors maintaining the high standards of a distinguished university.

4th Year Male -- Class 2015
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Individual Value: D
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There are good and bad points to thisQuite BrightOther
There are good and bad points to this university, but I'd say that my experience was primarily poor.
On the plus side, Furman is known for its academics and there's a reason for that. Many of the students are forced to work hard for good grades and As are very rare. Don't pick this university if you want to have a great GPA for graduate school because you most likely have a lower GPA than applicants from other universities.

As a Health Sciences major, I was given many opportunities to participate in research and almost every faculty member in my department was helpful and knowledgeable in their fields.

That said, Furman is just way too expensive for the quality of education, housing, and experience that you receive. The financial aid department does not give a lot of money and I have had to fight them to try and stay at the school to get my degree. I would have been better off transferring but I'm so involved with my major that I feel the need to stick it out.

The most frustrating thing about Furman, for me, is that they charge an exorbitant amount and spend most of the tuition costs on groundskeeping and unnecessary beautification projects as opposed to upgrading educational materials or fixing housing concerns. I reported my room flooding on multiple occasions and even had to have toxic mold cleaned several times but still had to pay the same cost for my room as everyone else with no permanent fixes ever being made. The largest major at Furman is Health Sciences but they have one of the smallest and most outdated buildings on campuses; the "lecture hall" is so cramped that professors will do anything to have class somewhere else, materials for my anatomy class were so old they were falling apart and we had to have class in another building altogether to fit our class, and the main lab for HSC majors is an old storage building outside of the main facility.Lastly, I'd like to say that the student body is probably the least diverse and most stuck-up group of people you will ever meet. On average, students tend to be conservative, southern, and rich. If you do not belong to a sorority or fraternity then you will find yourself excluded from the vast majority of the student body. I don't have any problems getting to know many of the students because they are all very talkative and friendly, but they can be very self-absorbed and materialistic. It is difficult to become truly friends with many of them unless it is in the context of greek life or a religious organization.

4th Year Female -- Class 2014
Useful Schoolwork: A, Education Quality: F
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