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.

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.

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

    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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