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Furman University

Greenville, SC
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Visiting and Contact Info

Visiting And Contact Information

3300 Poinsett Highway

Greenville, SC 29613

United States

Phone: 864-294-2034

Fax: 864-294-2018

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Admissions Office Contact Info
Admissions Office Contact:Brad Pochard
Title:Associate VP-Admissions
Admissions Office Address:Office of Admissions
3300 Poinsett Hwy.
Greenville, SC 29613
Admissions Office Phone:864-294-2034
Admissions Office Fax:864-294-2018
Admissions Office Email:admissions@furman.edu

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Experience College Life
Most Popular Places on Campus:Charles Townes Science Center
Timmons Arena
Library
18-hole Golf Course
Physical Activities Center
Place of Peace, David Shi Center for Sustainability
Most Popular Places Off Campus:Downtown Greenville
Blue Ridge Mountains
Minor League Baseball
Bi-Lo Center (concerts)
Peace Center for Performing Arts

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Campus Tours
Campus Visiting Center:Yes
     Hours:Monday-Friday and selected Saturdays for tours and visitation programs
8:30am-5pm
Phone Number:864-294-2034
Campus Tours:Yes
     Appointment Required:Yes
     Tour Dates:Year-round
     Times:Generally 9:30 a.m.--2:30 p.m.
Average Length:2 hours
Contact Email Address to Sign-Up:admissions@furman.edu

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On Campus Interviews
On Campus Interviews:Yes
Start Date for High School Juniors:N/A--Not required as part of application process.
Appointment Required:Required
Advance Notice:Yes
Length of Advance Notice:1 week
Average Length of Interview:30 min.
Information Sessions:Available
Times:Check with Admissions Dept.
Email Address to Sign-Up:admissions@furman.edu

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Faculty and Coach Visits
Dates/Times Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Coach Directly
Advance Notice:1 week
Contact Email Address for Faculty Visit:admissions@furman.edu

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Class Visits
Dates Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office

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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays:Available
Advance Notice:2 weeks
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office
Any Limitations:Available Sun-Thurs nights, senior only

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Transportation
Types of Transportation Available to Campus:
The Greenville-Spartanburg Airport is 20 miles from campus. To arrange for limousine service to campus from the airport, call 864-879-2315; after business hours, call 864-235-1713. Amtrak trains serve Greenvile; public buses or taxis are available from the station to campus. Greyhound buses stop on the east side of town; taxis are available at the terminal for the ride to campus.
 
Driving Instructions to Campus:
From Asheville, NC, and the northwest, take I-26 to Hendersonville, NC; then take US 25 S. In Traveler's Rest SC, US 25 South and US 276 East join briefly; where highways divide, take 276 East to Furman exit. From Charlotte, NC and the northeast, take I-85 to Greenville, then take I-385 into downtown. Bear right onto Highway 183, which becomes Beattie Pl. Follow Beattie Pl. (which becomes College St.) until eventually bearing right onto US 276 West. Continue 5 miles to Furman exit. From Atlanta, GA, and the southwest, take I-85 to Greenville, then take I-185 exit. Follow I-185 into Greenville, where it becomes Mills Ave., then Church St. Turn left from Church St. onto Beattie Pl. (which becomes College St.) until eventually bearing right onto US 276 West. Continue 5 miles to Furman exit. From Columbia, SC, and the southeast, take I-26 to I385. Continue on I-385 approximately 45 miles into downtown Greenville. Bear right onto Highway 183, which becomes Beattie Pl. Follow Beattie Pl. (which becomes College St.) until eventually bearing right onto US 276 West. Continue 5 miles to Furman exit.
 
Local Accommodations: Near By:
Your best deal for price and location is the Comfort Inn-Executive Center (540 N. Pleasantburg Dr.; 803-271-0060), a 15 minute drive from campus. A little more expensive and a litte farther away (about 20 minutes) is Courtyard by Marriott (70 Orchard Park Dr.; 803-234-0300). Opened in 1991 this hotel is near downtown and shopping. Guests have privileges at the Greenville Health and Raquet Club. At the Hyatt Regency-Greenville (220 N. Main St.; 803-235-1234), about 15 minutes away, the rates are moderate. The Hyatt Regency also offers privileges at the Greenville Racquet Club. For bed-and-breakfasts in the area call Clarion Carriage House Inns in Charleston (800-CLARION)
 
Local Accommodations: Far Away:
A 35 minute ride to the north will take you to Flat Rock, NC, the home of author Carl Sandburg (his house is open to visitors), where you'll find the Woodfield Inn (Hwy. 25; 704-693-6016). Rates are moderate, but the inn is closed from January through March. Just by Flat Rock is the resort town of Hendersonville, with several reasonably priced inns. Waverly Inn (783 N. Main St.; 704-693-9193) is lovely and the price includes a full breakfast. You can dine on the premises, and tennis courts and antique shops are nearby. Claddagh Inn (755 N. Main St.; 704-697-7778) offers moderate prices, a full breakfast, and the benefits of being in Hendersonville.

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Visiting and Contact Info

  • Admissions Office Address:
     
  • Office of Admissions
    3300 Poinsett Hwy.
    Greenville, SC 29613
    Phone: 864-294-2034
    Fax: 864-294-2018
    Email: admissions@furman.edu
  • Visiting Center:
    Yes
  • Campus Tours:
    Yes
  • On Campus Interviews:
    Yes
  • Overnight Dorm Stays:
    Available
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