Furman University is one of the nation's premier undergraduate liberal arts colleges.
At the heart of our university is an outstanding academic program, with top-notch faculty whose chief priority is teaching undergraduate students. We also offer distinguished visual and performing arts programs, NCAA Division I athletics, and a campus community that values collaboration and fosters empathy for a diversity of ideas and perspectives.
Our campus is internationally recognized for its beauty and provides an inspiring haven for academic study and social life. Our commitment to housing all students on campus for four years underscores our belief that a close-knit student body enhances scholarly activity, personal growth, and leadership development.
Founded in 1826, our private university is located in Greenville, South Carolina. Modern, sophisticated academic buildings are complemented by comprehensive athletics, recreational and social facilities. Student housing ranges from traditional dormitory residences to apartments. The James B. Duke Library includes more than 500,000 volumes. The 750-acre campus features an Asian garden, a replica of Henry David Thoreau's cabin, the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, a Florentine bell tower, a spring-fed lake, 13 miles of paved trails through the woodlands for hiking and biking and an 18-hole golf course.
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Furman is a leading liberal arts college, attracting top faculty and students from across the globe. Get the facts.
The Furman Advantage guarantees every student an unparalleled educational experience. Read more.
From academics to sustainability, our campus ranks among the nation's best. View our rankings.
Liberal arts college in South Carolina, U.S. News & World Report
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Best Schools for Making an Impact, Princeton Review