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 Homecoming!

    Courtney German

    Happy Homecoming! Topping the list of my favorite traditions at Furman is Homecoming week! During my sophomore and junior years at Furman, I served as a Homecoming chair for my sorority. I chaired the banner and skit competitions as a sophomore, and the banner competition as a junior. It was so much fun – one [...]

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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

    Homecoming 2014

    Megan Probst

    This past week marked the 2014 annual Homecoming. Having attended a large university before coming to Furman, I didn’t quite know what to expect. Last year I barely even knew it was Homecoming. I heard about it in passing here and there but for the most part it wasn’t a big thing. Here at Furman [...]

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  • Hayden Wilson Hayden Wilson

    Homecoming and Furmanland

    Hayden Wilson

    So far, my first year at Furman has been amazing. Not only have I made friendships that’ll last a lifetime, but I’ve also made many memories and experienced new things, including Homecoming! As part of the Engaged Living Program (EL), I was able to participate in the Homecoming competition along with the rest of the [...]

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