Admissions Blog Posts

Why I joined a sorority despite knowing absolutely NOTHING about sororities

By: Jada Rodgers Towards the end of the fall semester of my freshman year, I started to hear a lot about sorority life and recruitment. So many of my friends were talking about rush, which...

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Tips for Making The Transition From High School to College

By: Stephanie Trame Furman is known to be academically rigorous and can be challenging for many people. I thought my high school was challenging but when I arrived at Furman, I realized so many people...

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Putting the ‘Green’ in Greenville: Exploring the Natural Wonders of the Upstate

By: Whit Buchanan Whether it’s hiking, camping, or sightseeing, there is no lack of abundance of outdoor adventures around Furman. There are many great opportunities ranging from 5 minutes off campus to a 45-minute drive...

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Furman’s Geography: Greenville

By: Wills Mackay Life is amazing in Greenville. As a Furman student, I have gained far more from my college experience than I anticipated. Furman’ campus is in such a fantastic small, yet growing city....

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The Freshman Advice You Didn’t Know You Needed

By: Alex Bussom Transitioning into college can be a nervous but exciting feeling. As a recently former freshman, I am here to tell you some advice that you didn’t know you needed to help make...

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CliftonStrengths at Furman: Discovering your Natural Talents

By: Renee Neves Input, Learner, Achiever, Developer, Discipline. Prior to my time here at Furman, these were five random words in the dictionary that had no personal meaning to me whatsoever. Now, however, I frequently...

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Dorm Room Dos and Don’ts

By: Claudia Roe It’s summer before freshman year. You have just received the email with your housing assignment and roommate as you prepare to kick-off the next four years of your life at Furman University....

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My personal journey to Furman from the Midwest

By: Preston Wickremesekera When I first started at Furman, I was convinced that every student here was from Charlotte, Charleston, or Atlanta. I did not meet anyone from outside of the South until after the...

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What I learned my first semester at Furman University!

By: Chloe Treible Change is one of the only qualities in life we can expect to be unexpected. There is no plan that works out perfectly, which in my case led to an ever- changing...

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Japanese Language House: A Guide to Engaged Living on Campus

By: Caitlin Kirby The Japanese Language House, without a doubt, has been one of the most rewarding experiences during my time at Furman. It has surrounded me with a community of individuals that care deeply...

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Taking the Stage at Furman

By: Emily Enlow Whether you have a passion for performing or would rather cheer your friends on from the audience, Furman has a thriving arts community on campus. I’m a Theatre Arts major, so I...

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Choosing Furman from Massachusetts

By: Andrew Daphnis During my college search process, every single factor that goes into making a college decision confused me.  Are my grades good enough? Will I fit in? How can I figure out what...

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