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

    Day Made

    Courtney German

    A compilation of events that can completely make your day at Furman! Here’s my Top 10 list! 1. Sugar cookies in the dining hall (they are incredible – the frosted sugar cookies at Einsteins are delicious too!) 2. When you walk through the rose garden just as the gardeners are cutting roses (so you can [...]

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  • Nathan Mathai Nathan Mathai

    It’s going by fast

    Nathan Mathai

    So we’re on fall break, the leaves are changing colors, and the sweaters are out which only means one thing: midterm. We’ve reached midterm of the first semester and all I have to say is: it’s going by way too fast. Sophomore year is disappearing.. I’ve realized I’ve begun to solidify those relationships that were [...]

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  • Megan Probst Megan Probst

    Time Flies

    Megan Probst

    Two weeks ago at Parents’ Weekend my mom hit me with this gem: she told me, “I feel sad for you, Megan. You only have two and a half more years before you’re thrown into the cold, hard world.” Gee, thanks mom. As depressing as that statement is, it’s true. She followed it up by [...]

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  • Hayden Wilson Hayden Wilson

    Planning My Life One Day at a Time

    Hayden Wilson

    It’s no secret that with college comes a lot of responsibility, especially as far as time management is concerned. In my experience so far, balancing schoolwork, social interaction, and sleep has been my greatest challenge in adjusting to the college lifestyle. With that being said, I am by no means an expert at managing my [...]

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