Furman University students
What will you start? College is a time for new beginnings. New friends. New classes. New ambitions. New starts.​​​​​​​​​​​​

At Furman, we are all starters. We start ideas, we start clubs, we start teams and we start research. We start our own majors with the Individualized Curriculum Program, our own internships with Furman Advantage, and our own explorations through the Cultural Life Program. And somewhere along the way, we start to think differently. Here, where a premier liberal arts and sciences education is paramount, we start to understand what it means to learn. We learn what we're capable of, and we learn to go after it.


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If you’re talented, driven, fun, and passionate, Furman is the school for you. Get started on your application.

Application Deadlines

Early Decision (Binding)* Early Action* Regular Decision
Admission Application Deadline

Nov 1

Nov 1

Jan 15

Admission Decision Notification

by Nov 15

Dec 20

Mar 1

Admission Decision Deadline

Jan 5

May 1

May 1


Study at Furman.

Our program is rigorous, challenging, broad, and visionary. We'll transform you into a first-rate problem solver, one who thinks deeply, makes connections where others see only loose ends, and develops creative solutions to complex problems.

Furman By the Numbers

  • 11:1

    Student-to-faculty ratio

  • 84%

    Graduate in four years

  • 19​

    Average Class size


Financing Your education.

We invest in you. Scholarships and grants comprise nearly 90 percent of all financial aid awarded to incoming freshmen.

We invest in you

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Plan your visit.

Take a campus tour, and discover why Furman is regarded as one of the most beautiful campuses in America. Get started o​n your application.

Experience Campus

  • Diversity Connection Visit Furman

    Multicultural achievement program

    High school juniors are invited to visit campus, and learn more about our community. Register now​.


Experience life
at Furman.

We believe the residential experience at Furman is a critical part of your education. That's why we provide housing for all students for all four years. You'll be part of a close-knit community, where academics take priority and where your experiences with others broaden your perspective and teach invaluable lessons about collaboration and empathy. No matter where you're from, you'll feel at home at Furman.

A Student Perspective

Our student bloggers tell you what it's really like to experience Furman.

  • Courtney German Courtney German


    Courtney German

    Yesterday was Furman’s Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2015. I’d like to say I was ready for it when it came, but to be honest, I wasn’t at all. I have adored my time at Furman more than I ever thought possible when I moved into Blackwell Hall in August 2011. At the time, I […]

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  • Nathan Mathai Nathan Mathai

    the people

    Nathan Mathai

    Hey friends, It’s been a great year. I’ve grown, learned, and had fun along the way. But one things out the most, the people. The people here at Furman have made it home. By people, I mean everyone – students, professors, staff, faculty & administration. So many of my professors have invested in me as […]

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  • Megan Probst Megan Probst

    Tip and Tricks

    Megan Probst

    The 2014-2015 academic year is quickly coming to an end. It’s crazy to think that it’s been 8 months since I moved into my dorm and now I’m going to be moving out in a week. As I look back on this year, I realize that I’ve learned a lot. Here are just a few […]

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  • Hayden Wilson Hayden Wilson

    Surviving Finals

    Hayden Wilson

    Getting through the last few weeks of your first semester in college can be difficult; the tests have gotten harder, the papers longer, and the excitement of Thanksgiving and the Winter holidays is overwhelming. That said, it is important to not let these things get the best of you. You’ve worked hard this semester and […]

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Furman University is one of the nation's premier undergraduate liberal arts colleges. We offer outstanding academics, opportunities for a broad range of talented students with a passion for learning, a robust arts program, and NCAA Division I athletics.

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Once you see our campus, making the right college decision will be so much easier.

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Undergraduate Evening Studies provides adults the opportunity to receive an education from one of the premier liberal arts universities in the nation.

Whether you are starting or continuing your education, or have been away from the classroom for a few months or several years, our program provides many services to assist you with accomplishing your educational and professional goals.

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Our graduate studies program is designed for the professional educator.

We know the challenges teachers and administrators face every day, and we are committed to helping you become a leader within your school system or district.

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