Some of my furniture was provided by my university, but a lot of it was purchased by me. In my contract they stipulated that furniture would be provided, as it was for me by my two EPIK schools. Which is great, if you don't care what you get. Schools will buy whatever is cheapest (some don't care how old, used or unfortunately ugly it is) and then you're stuck with it.
I like most of what I was given, the tv stand, bed, storage cabinet, kitchen cabinet, and table. But they also gave me an incredibly ugly (seriously, it looked like it had been used and abused in a love motel) couch and busted old tv. This is my third year in Korea, I want nice-ish things, not whatever is the cheapest option to cover contract requirements. I asked if they could take away the stuff I didn't want, many, many (10+!) times. Which they agreed to, but that was over a month ago... Thankfully another teacher is holding onto them for me (since they haven't fully furnished their apartments yet). In my experience, foreign teachers' living conditions are pretty damn low on the list of the school's concerns, but thankfully my current situation is much better than my past two (and I can only seriously complain about my first place).