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.

  • Danai Agakidou Danai Agakidou

    16 things you should do in 2016

    Danai Agakidou

    Tell people you love them more often. Actually mean it. Exercise. Go to the PAC (Physical Activities Center) twice a week for 45 min. (to work out, not just stare at people/your phone screen) Thank people for even the smallest things they do that make you happy or improve your life. Walk to class more, […]

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  • Leah Portis Leah Portis

    The Importance of Alone Time

    Leah Portis

    Something I didn’t really consider about your freshman year of college: you are literally never alone. Like, you live with another person in a glorified box. You go to classes, and lunch, and meetings and dinner, all with other people, and then you come back to your box, and there is another human there, because […]

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  • Gar Tate Gar Tate

    Friends, Waffles, & Work

    Gar Tate

    Lately, I’ve been think a lot about Parks and Recreation. Not surprising, considering it’s the best show to ever be on television and season 7 was just released on Netflix. But the quote – “We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third” […]

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  • Hayden Wilson Hayden Wilson

    Furman or Hogwarts?

    Hayden Wilson

    We’ve all read the books, seen the movies, or been chastised for not doing the first two. Either way, Harry Potter is one of the cornerstones of our generation’s literature and entertainment. With that said, it is hard not to notice the similarities between Hogwarts and Furman University. Here are just a few that I […]

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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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