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

    Top 5 Favorite Classes

    Courtney German

    So, it just occurred to me that something fun and helpful for me to write about would be some of my favorite Furman classes! Here are the TOP 5, in no particular order!* Public Speaking with Professor Bentley (COMMUNICATION STUDIES) Public Speaking is a requirement for the Com major, but I truly think it should be […]

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  • Nathan Mathai Nathan Mathai

    The Best Spring Break #FULayover

    Nathan Mathai

    If you told me sophomore year of high school that I would be in Ballycastle, Northern Ireland for spring break, I would have probably laughed at you. But it happened, from March 7 – March 14th I spent my spring break with 11 other peers in my grade and 1 staff member and 1 faculty […]

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  • Megan Probst Megan Probst

    A Crazy Update

    Megan Probst

    This week has been a whirlwind! As the semester quickly draws to a close, every thing is piling up. All of that aside, I also contracted a rather fierce virus last weekend while home on Easter break. The worst thing about getting sick in college is probably that you have to be sick alone, without […]

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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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