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Furman University

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Tips mention: Interview (3), ACT/SAT (15), Grades (15), Sports/Extracurriculars (7), College Essay (4)
I was in the top 5% of my class,May 10 2009Unknown
I was in the top 5% of my class, 2200 on my SATs, SAT II math 800, chem 720, eng 680, gpa 4.2, 3 varsity sports in highschool, captain of basketball and cross country, involved in many community service projects.
SAT: 2200 Male
Im not sure what it takes to get inSep 13 2008Economics
Im not sure what it takes to get in. Its competitive, but not too hard to get into.
SAT: 1340 Male
You have to have the grades to get intoMar 17 2008Psychology
You have to have the grades to get into Furman, and lots of community involvement. I think the most important thing is to stand out in your personal statement (essay) in the application--be interesting and different.
SAT: 1390 Female
When I applied, it was competitive, so decent gradesJan 23 2008Psychology
When I applied, it was competitive, so decent grades and test scores would get you in the door. But each year it gets more and more competitive. I think you need pretty bangin' credentials to get in today.
The college decision process for me was difficultJan 09 2007Math
The college decision process for me was difficult. Seriously considering where I wanted to spend the next four years of my life I looked all over, big schools, small schools, north and south. Like many of you considering Furman, my other choices included Wake Forest, Washington & Lee, Davidson, and UNC. After visiting all of the schools on multiple occasions (which I encourage all of you to do), I realized that there was something about Furman -- it was home. A combination of the small classes that allowed me to interact with professors, the friendly and welcoming nature of the student body, and the opportunities for me to succeed all helped me select Furman. While all of you may have different preferences in a college, I encourage you to take a look at Furman, and maybe it will be the right fit for you.

If it is, make sure that your grades are satisfactory -- Furman is the type of institution where SAT scores alone don't promise an acceptance letter. Furman offers its students bountiful opportunities, but it also looks for students who can help contribute to the institution as well. If you're interested, don't forget to apply for academic scholarships; Furman offers a great deal of monetary assistance to qualified students. Specifically the Lay, Duke, and Hollingsworth scholarship programs provide an abundance of opportunities for well qualified applicants.
SAT: 1420 Male

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