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The Furman Advantage

The Furman Advantage guarantees every student an unparalleled education that combines classroom learning with real-world experiences and self-discovery. This integrated four-year pathway, guided by a diverse community of mentors, prepares students for lives of purpose and accelerated career and community impact—demonstrating in concrete terms the value of a Furman education.

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A PERSONALIZED, FOUR-YEAR PATHWAY TO GRADUATION

HIGH-IMPACT, ENGAGED LEARNING THROUGH RESEARCH, INTERNSHIPS AND STUDY AWAY

A TEAM OF ADVISORS AND MENTORS TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR PATH

LEADING INSTITUTES AND CENTERS TO EXPLORE AND TACKLE IMPORTANT ISSUES

 

A TRANSFORMATIVE EXPERIENCE

 
The Furman Advantage promises a personalized educational experience that provides lifelong value for every student. These transformative experiences include:

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Self-discovery

A guided journey of self-discovery into a personalized academic path that tracks both progress and outcomes. Each student will embark on an individualized, coordinated, four-year pathway of academic study, self-reflection, and mentorship that corresponds with project-based and community-centered learning, career exploration and internships, faculty research collaborations, and immersive global experiences.

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Interconnected student experiences

A set of interconnected student experiences in which each year builds on the year before, reinforcing the unfolding process of intellectual growth, self-knowledge, and professional preparation.

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Team-based advising

An innovative, team-based advising model that will provide a community of expert mentors to help guide students along their path.

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Engaged learning

Greatly expanded engaged learning experiences that connect classroom work to meaningful research, global study, professional practice, and projects that have direct community impact, enabling students to benefit from both our intimate campus environment and a university with infinite horizons that span from local to global.