If you're ready to be challenged at one of the United States' highest ranked universities, then consider a premier liberal arts university where the majors are tough and the rewards are great. 

At Furman University, you'll work hand-in-hand with professors and other students on real research. You'll have access to internships with some of the leading corporations in the world, including Michelin, BMW, and Verizon—all in Greenville, S.C., all within easy reach of campus. 

You'll graduate broadly-educated and well-rounded, prepared for leadership, and eager to take on the challenges of a complex world. About 40 percent find success in admission to some of the best graduate schools around the world—Harvard, Stanford, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Tsinghua University, and London School of Economics—and nearly 60 percent embark upon career paths in the job market.

Perhaps that's why we're ranked among the top institutions in the 2014 U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges issue.

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Early Decision (Binding)* Early Action* Regular Decision
Admission Application Deadline
Nov 1 Nov 1 Jan 15
Admission Decision Notification
Nov 15 Dec 20 Mar 1
Merit-based Scholarship Deadline
Dec 15 Dec 15
CSS Profile Priority Deadline
Nov 15 Jan 5 Mar 1
Financial Aid Notification
Dec 1 Jan 15 Mar 15
Admission Decision Deadline
Jan 5 May 1 May 1

*Students who wish to be considered for Furman University's Merit-based Scholarships must apply for admission as either an Early Decision or Early Action Applicant and complete the required scholarship application(s) by December 15.

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Our university attracts talented students from around the world who want to work hard and be challenged. To select the best applicants from this pool, our admission committee goes beyond test scores and other numbers to get to know the real you. View our tips for admission.

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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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