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


    Courtney German

    I’ve thought and reflected about this over the past week, and come to the conclusion that this past Monday was my proudest day at Furman. I realized this around 2am on Monday, when I was headed to bed after a very long two weeks. I was really fortunate to have the partnership of my two amazing […]

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  • Nathan Mathai Nathan Mathai

    Hello 2015

    Nathan Mathai

    It’s 2015 and what’s weird to think is that after this semester, half my college career will be complete! It’s going to be an exciting semester as friends that were abroad are back and there are new classes to take. I’m signed up for Jerusalem, Modern Europe, Wellness Concepts and Intermediate Accounting (yay having a […]

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  • Megan Probst Megan Probst

    The One Thing I Wish I Had Known When I Was 18

    Megan Probst

    This past week I have been reminded through a multitude of means about the power of our choices and the monumental affect that they have on the course of our lives. Especially now, in this tiny age window of 18-22, the choices we make and how we react to the things that happen to us, […]

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  • Hayden Wilson Hayden Wilson

    Newfound Sisterhood

    Hayden Wilson

    With the start of second semester, I have found my schedule to be MUCH BUSIER than it was last semester… Perhaps because I recently joined a sorority! Over the past two weekends, I participated in sorority recruitment, and while it proved to be a stressful and overwhelming experience, it was also incredibly exciting and memorable. […]

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