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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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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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

    Good News!

    Courtney German

    Guess what? Remember my goal to submit my first graduate school application by November 1? I’m so happy to share that it happened right on schedule. I submitted the first application on October 22. I’ve submitted two others since then (read: I submitted them last night), and am hoping to complete two more this weekend! […]

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  • Nathan Mathai Nathan Mathai

    Life Update

    Nathan Mathai

    Hello Friends! November has been a fast wonderful blur. After two weeks of tests and papers that destroyed my sleep schedule, I realized why a chose a school that challenges me and its because professors rally around you and want to see you succeed. Ad-mist all the school work there was to be done, I […]

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  • Megan Probst Megan Probst

    So much to do, so little time

    Megan Probst

    We are now two weeks away from Thanksgiving Break and that means that life on the Furman campus right now is complete and utter madness. It’s that time of the semester when everything starts to culminate: classes are taking off, clubs are planning for year-end events, and preparations for next semester are underway. This week […]

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  • Hayden Wilson Hayden Wilson

    Music Major Madness

    Hayden Wilson

    Being a music major is hard. Like REALLY HARD. Not only do I have to keep up with all of my classes, but I also have to reserve time for practice and rehearsal. That being said, being a music major is the BEST decision that I could have possibly made upon attending Furman, and the […]

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