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Furman University

United States
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About Furman University

Furman University was first established in 1826, it is a private, liberal arts, coeducational university located in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. Furman University is one of the oldest institutions in South Carolina.

Furman University offers majors and programs in over 42 field of studies. The university's Study away programs and Internships enable students to develop their skills and interests more effectively. It maintains a small-sized class with a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1.

In the Washington Monthly's "Top US Liberal Arts Colleges Rankings", Furman University was ranked no. 15, whilst in the U.S. News and World Report, the university was ranked 42nd in 2011 list of the nation's top liberal arts schools. The university has also received high praise from The Fiske Guide to Colleges, The Princeton Review, The College Board College Handbook, as well as Peterson's Competitive Colleges.

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Furman University provides undergraduate students housing within its campus in Greenville, where students can choose between the south campus housing and lakeside housing. The university's newly remodeled Physical Activities Center is consists of tracks, tennis center, and several outdoor fields, giving students plenty of space to play. The main dining facility of the university is the Daniel Dining Hall, which has been renovated in 2006. The 750-acre campus also features the James B. Duke Library that has more than 500,000 volumes, a Florentine bell tower, an Asian garden, a spring-fed lake, 18-hole golf course, as well as a 13 miles of paved trails.

Greenville is just minutes from Furman University’s campus. The city's downtown is a major destination for tourism and business, including a farmer’s market, restaurants and bistros, shopping, and a fun music scene. Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is only 35 minutes away from the campus.

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Applied and Pure Sciences 3 Computer Science and IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 2 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 2 Mass Communication & Media 1

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