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Furman University

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Established 1826
School type Private
President David Shi
Location Greenville, South Carolina
Enrollment 2,600 undergraduate, 500 graduate
Faculty 200
Campus Suburban
750 acre (3 km²)
Athletics 17 varsity teams
Nickname Paladins
Homepage www.furman.edu

Furman University is an private, coeducational, non-sectarian, liberal arts university in Greenville, South Carolina. Founded in 1826, Furman enrolls approximately 2,600 undergraduate and 500 graduate students on its 750 acre (3 km²) campus. Its president is David Shi

The university is dedicated mostly to undergradate education. Professors encourage undergraduate students to author articles, participate in internships, and volunteer in their respective fields of study. Only a few departments, such as education and chemistry, offer graduate degrees.

Furman is best known for its history, psychology, political science, music, and chemistry departments. The psychology, computer science, and chemistry departments have earned high marks among professional organizations spanning the sciences (social, applied, and basic), notable for a liberal arts institution of its size.

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History

Furman was founded in 1826 as a men's academy and theological institute, in Edgefield, South Carolina. The original school building from that campus resides on the Greenville campus today. In 1933, students from the Greenville Women's College began attending classes with Furman students. Shortly thereafter, the two schools merged to form the present institution. In the late 1950s, Furman began construction on its new campus, just five miles north of downtown Greenville. Now non-sectarian, the school was affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention until 1992.

Campus

A 30-acre (0.1-km²) lake is at the center of the 750-acre (3-km²), wooded Furman University campus. Many academic buildings and student residences stand around the lake, including the Belltower, which figures highly in school insignias and is a replica of a bell tower that once existed on the men's campus in downtown Greenville. Today, the campus is anchored by its newly expanded 128,000 square foot (12,000 m²) library.

Athletics

Furman competes in NCAA Division I athletics as the Paladins. The university is a charter member of the Southern Conference.

Notable alumni

Notable faculty

  • Christopher W. Blackwell - Classics
  • Charles Brewer - Psychology
  • Hayden Porter - Computer Science
  • William M. Baker - Physics
  • Moses Lee - Chemistry
  • Melinda J. Menzer - English
  • Willard Pate - English
  • Jim Guth - Political Science
  • Brent Nelsen - Political Science
  • Bob McNamara - Sociology

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