Furman University has been highly successful in preparing its students for admission to medical school. In fact, over the past 10 years, Furman graduates who have completed required courses with a 3.5 GPA or higher have a better acceptance rate to medical school than their peers across the nation. Graduates from the Class of 2015 who met that criteria had an acceptance rate of 81.5 percent.

Since 2006, our students have been accepted to medical schools across the nation, including Columbia, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Washington University in St. Louis and Yale. Take a look at our numbers:

Furman Acceptance Statistics

Furman Students

Average GPA Average MCAT Students
Class of 2016 3.67 30.59 11 8 72.7%
Class of 2017 3.65 30.8 16 14 87.5%

National Applicants # Accepted % Accepted
Class of 2016 51,019 21,329 41.8%
Class of 2017 49,704 21,590 43.4%

Acceptance Rate for competitive Furman Applicants

GPA ≥ 3.5 MCAT ≥ 28
Class of 2016
Applicants 9 10
# Accepted 8 8
% Accepted 88.8.% 80.0%

Class of 2017
Applicants 18 15
# Accepted 15 13
% Accepted 83.3% 86.7%

More data on the Furman acceptance rate for the past ten years, including the medical schools to which Furman students have been accepted in this period, can be found here:

  Furman Medical School Acceptance Statistics.pdfFurman Medical School Acceptance Statistics.pdf

*Note: All data correspond to allopathic (MD) and programs in the United States. Acceptances to osteopathic (DO) and Caribbean medical schools are not included.​


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