Furman University students
A great education doesn’t happen by accident.

Furman delivers a purposeful and transformative education in the liberal arts and sciences that intentionally weaves engaging coursework with opportunities you won't find anywhere else.

So how does it work? Here, education is experience. When you come to Furman, you’ll integrate immersive experiences in research, internships and international travel with the knowledge you’ve gained inside the classroom. This deliberate approach means you’ll be able to tailor and refine your education to match your personal and professional goals—and learn from the entire experience.

We’re here to guide your four-year journey, of course. Our faculty mentors serve as guides, ensuring you leave with the passion and skills to achieve a fulfilling life and rewarding career.


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Our students are bright, motivated and eager to learn. They welcome a challenge. And most of all, they want to learn by getting involved. If this sounds like you, then consider Furman. We’d love to see you here.

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.

We provide an intentional, deliberate education in the liberal arts and sciences that combines more than 60 academic programs with countless internship and research opportunities, as well as study away programs on five continents. We’ll connect you with faculty mentors who are leaders in their field and want to help you become one in yours.

Furman By the Numbers

  • 11:1

    Student-to-faculty ratio

  • 81%

    Students participate in internships and/or research

  • 19​

    Average Class size


Financing Your education.

We offer a generous program of financial aid and work with families to help make Furman affordable. More than half of first-year students qualify for and receive aid based on financial need, and we provide dozens of competitive scholarships.

We invest in you

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Plan your visit.

We see it happen every year: after students visit our campus, they know they’re coming to Furman. Our campus has a close-knit, highly collaborative community and is constantly receiving accolades for its beauty. We’re also just minutes from Greenville, a thriving cosmopolitan city that’s a blend of Southern hospitality and urban dynamism.

Experience Campus

  • Fall for Furman

    Fall for Furman

    Our fall open house is the perfect time to visit campus. Enjoy a tour, meet with faculty, and catch a football game. Register now.

  • Furman Diversity Connection

    Furman Diversity Connection

    Connect with Furman's multicultural community and learn about our resources. Connect with us​.


Experience life
at Furman.

There’s a community spirit here that you won’t find on other campuses. The reason? When you become a Paladin, you’ll join a passionate community of students who call our campus home. We’re a 100% residential campus, guaranteeing housing for every student for all four years. That creates a campus fabric that’s close-knit, collaborative, and highly involved.

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

    A Long-Overdue Thank You Note to my Freshman Roomie

    Leah Portis

    to my neat, preppy, always-on-time, unable-to-nap roomie, We met at Summer Orientation when we were randomly paired together as roommates for the night. When you walked into the room, my first impression was “She seems normal!!!” Thank goodness, because if you hadn’t appeared as such, I probably would’ve run from the room screaming, jumped in […]

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  • Gar Tate Gar Tate

    Party Like It’s My Birthday

    Gar Tate

    Except it was my birthday yesterday! It’s official, I’m 21. More like Twenty-Fun, am I right? *insert disclaimer about drinking responsibly, because if I have to, so do you* I started off my birthday with lunch at Chicora Alley downtown. Yeah, you know it’s a good day when you don’t do anything until noon and […]

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  • Hayden Wilson Hayden Wilson

    Life Update

    Hayden Wilson

    Midterms are finished and the semester is almost halfway over. It’s hard to believe that my second year at Furman will soon come to an end! With that being said, I have had so many new and amazing experiences at Furman this past year, and my summer plans couldn’t be more exciting; therefore, I think […]

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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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