Background—A private liberal arts university founded in 1826 and nationally acclaimed for its academic excellence, Engaged Learning program, Division I athletics and campus beauty

Location—Greenville, South Carolina (metropolitan population 400,000), five miles north of downtown

Students—2,600 under- graduates from 47 states and 47 countries

Faculty—230, 96 percent with the highest degree in their field

Student-to-Faculty Ratio —11:1

Average Class Size—18

Campus—750-acre campus with lake; 36 major buildings including 490,000-plus volume library; newly renovated science complex with more than $6 million of scientific equipment; 2,000-seat auditorium; music complex with recital halls and technology lab; physical activities center with workout facilities; chapel; 16,000-seat football stadium; tennis center; soccer stadium; and 18-hole golf course

Sports—One of the smallest NCAA Division I schools in the nation, Furman fields 17 men’s and women’s teams, as well as 16 club sports and a host of intramural teams.

Honor Societies—Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, and numerous departmental honoraries

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