Furman University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (9)
Furman was one of the best things to happen in my life. I met my best friends. I gained invaluable experience in research and real-life job settings. I had amazing professors who taught me so much more than subject material. I learned how to be humble and think about the world in which I live. I learned to really think about my values and how I can apply them in my everyday life. The opportunities at Furman are abundant but it will be up to you to you to seek and pursue them.
Furman provided many opportunities to expand my thinking, such as study abroad and service learning.
The Furman University Music Department provides excellent training for graduate work in music. This training, combined with the many opportunities to take courses outside of the department--opportunities not available at larger schools of music--makes Furman an ideal place to pursue both serious music study and the liberal arts.
This was a stellar education where teachers actually love teaching. The work is challenging, but the majority of the students are hard -working and strive t9 excel. The political and cultural climate can be narrow, but I believe that is improving every year. And a beautiful campus!
I loved and love Furman. I met my wife and so many friends that I'm certain I'll know for the rest of my life at Furman. It is truly hard for me to imagine what my life would look like if I had gone to another school. That said, it's not to say Furman is for everyone. It is a small school and if you're someone who is very sensitive to that then it is likely to not be a great fit. You'll almost certainly live on campus for the entire time you're a student there, which I found as a positive but some people feel is restricting. My best friend, who I met on my freshman hall at Furman, is fond of saying "Furman doesn't work for everyone but if it works for you, it really works" and I think that is apt.
Furman gave me a wonderful experience that I know I couldn't have had at any other school. From the first week of Orientation freshman year, I knew I was going to love it - I was so sad to leave after graduation. So many of the professors are at the top of their respective research fields, so it was a unique and invaluable experience to be able to form relationships with them and learn from them. Furman is like a big family, where professors and staff truly care about the students' well-being. I learned so much within my field of study and outside of it; most of all, I learned a lot about myself. The course work is certainly difficult but always rewarding. I feel confident that I can communicate intelligently about any field of study, because all Furman students take at least one class in many disciplines. I will forever recommend Furman to any prospective student who is ready to face the challenge and reap the rewards of being a Furman alumni for life.
I absolutely loved my college and my college experience. A liberal arts education was a perfect fit for me and really prepared me for graduate studies and life after college. The professors were wonderful and have continued to support me throughout my postgraduate life. The academics were rigorous and challenging. Furthermore, I made true, lifelong friends at Furman. I cannot imagine having chosen another school.
Furman provides many opportunities out side of the classroom, like foreign study and undergraduate research. The faculty is smart and caring and they take teaching seriously.
Furman is a beautiful campus with faculty that take a personal interest in students' success. It offers a multitude of local and global opportunities via the "engaged learning" program. Although Furman has always attracted academically competitive students, in recent years the student body has become more diverse.