Davidson vs. Furman 2024

I was recently accepted off of Davidson’s waitlist for the class of 2024 and was given until Tuesday (May 5) to decide if I would accept. Before this offer, Furman University was the school that I was going to be attending. Both schools are fantastic, but I am having trouble deciding. With Davidson, I am concerned about workload and if there is time for a social life/to get involved in club sports and organizations. With Furman, I am concerned about name recognition when applying to nursing school post grad and the quality of the professors. Would love any and all feedback and advice!!

Regarding the comparative academic difficulty of your choices, their expectations may roughly correspond to the levels their student profiles. Judging by what you know of similarly ranked schools in this analysis from a few years ago, you should be able to develop a sense as to where you might feel more comfortable: https://www.businessinsider.com/the-610-smartest-colleges-in-america-2015-9.

As a general aspect to keep in mind, Davidson tends to be highly respected, as this article should indicate: https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/college/T014-S003-20-best-college-values-in-the-u-s-2019/index.html.

My D is a very happy sophomore at Davidson. She works hard but she still has always been involved in a lot of things on campus and spends time with her friends. She’s pretty good at time management. She loves the people and profs at Davidson – it’s a lovely community.

Congrats to you and let me know if you have any specific questions!