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

    Happy to Announce

    Courtney German

    Decisions, decisions! After much consideration, I am so happy to announce that I have decided to attend graduate school at the University of South Carolina in Columbia next year! I am pursuing my Master’s in Higher Education, and have accepted a position to work as the Graduate Assistant in the Office of Student Conduct and […]

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  • Nathan Mathai Nathan Mathai

    What Dr.Davis – the new prez – means for you.

    Nathan Mathai

    So this week Furman got our 12th President. (cue the applause and joyous shouts of congratulations) It marked a historic moment in our history as we’ve only had 12 Presidents since 1826 and now we have a female joining the ranks. Many were relieved to have leadership in place to lead us forward and all […]

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  • Megan Probst Megan Probst

    Spring Fever

    Megan Probst

    Spring is officially here! If last week’s 80° temperatures were any indication, Furman is well on its way into some brighter, warmer days. Since coming back from Spring Break, our beautiful campus has been replete with green grass, sunny skies and of course, purple flowers. With Easter Break right around the corner and the first […]

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  • Hayden Wilson Hayden Wilson

    College Decision Time!

    Hayden Wilson

    Wow! I finally understand what they mean when they say that “time flies”! It was only a year ago when I was struggling with the big decision: which college to attend??? I know that so many of you are probably struggling with the same decision that all of us Furman students had to make, and […]

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