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Furman is a place where deep connections drive innovative thinking. Where guaranteed experiences, like internships, research and study away, inspire creativity and collaboration.

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Academics at Furman

Furman’s academics combine classroom learning and premier majors with experiences in research, internships, study away and community-centered learning. The result? A hands-on approach that empowers you to personalize your education, refine your goals and shape your future.

Academics at Furman

Campus Life at Furman

It’s not hard to find your place here. With more than 167 student organizations and a full calendar of campus events and activities, there’s no shortage of ways to have fun and make new friends.

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Admissions & Aid at Furman

You know that feeling when you’re in the right place, at the right time, with the right people? You’ll find it here at Furman, and it will never leave you.

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After Furman

When you join the Furman family, you become a part of a diverse and international network invested in your success. Our graduates have high rates of job placement and graduate school acceptance, and a deeper sense of purpose and fulfillment.

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Athletics

Furman Athletics, with teams across 18 NCAA Division I programs, have won two national championships, competed in 127 NCAA tournaments and produced 160 All-Americans. As Greenville’s team, the Paladins, compete both at Furman and downtown Greenville. Whether a causal fan or a season ticket holder, there’s a seat for everyone to cheer on our purple and white. Go Paladins!

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The Furman Advantage

Year One: Explore and Discover

Your first year is an opportunity to discover your skills, interests, values, identity, and goals by taking courses in a variety of different academic fields. Settle into your new environment and gain a sense of belonging while focusing on classroom learning. Build your support network by connecting with your advisor.

Year Two: Examine and Decide

Year two places an emphasis on inquiry and exploration. Students connect their ongoing classroom learning and conversations with advisors and mentors with the idea of an engaged learning experience. By the end, declare a major that meets your life and career goals.

Year Three: Connect and Refine

In the third year, use your classroom learning, reflection and support from mentors and advisors to focus your area of study. Take the initiative to seek out engaged learning opportunities such as an internship or a study away, research or community project. You will begin to apply your developing knowledge and skills to meet real-world challenges.

Year Four: Synthesize and Initiate

The fourth year is the culmination of your classroom learning, mentoring and advising, engaged learning experience. Synthesize your experiences, integrating all you have done will help you create your narrative for employers and graduate schools. Talk to your mentors. Connect with the career center and alumni. Talk to prospective employers or apply for graduate school. Take action.

The Paladin Perspective

Discover Furman through the eyes of our students.

  • I was looking at bigger schools, but then I found Furman."

    Maddy Wilson ’23, Education Major

  • Come and visit Furman."

    Josh Swope ’23, Communication Studies-Rhetoric and Advocacy Major

  • Getting involved on Furman’s campus is easy."

    Jada Walker ’24, Communications and Urban Studies Major

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A small city with big-time amenities, international flavor and natural beauty, Greenville is nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, between Atlanta, Charlotte and Asheville. Nationally recognized as one of America’s best cities, our home is the perfect place to live and learn.