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At the heart of our university–and your college experience–is an outstanding academic program. At Furman, you’ll enjoy a national caliber liberal arts and sciences education on a campus internationally recognized for its beauty, while preparing for a fulfilling career and a life of purpose. You won’t just become better. You’ll graduate with The Furman Advantage. Don’t just take our word for it.  See how Furman surpassed the national average in Gallup’s “Big Six” college experiences survey.

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Something Brought You Here

Call it tenacity. Call it grit. You’ve got the determination and the intellect. Combine those with a place with the same drive and spirit, and you get the ultimate advantage.

At Furman, you are guaranteed an unparalleled education that combines classroom learning with real-world experiences and self-discovery. We call it The Furman Advantage.

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Our History

Founded in 1826, Furman is the oldest private university in South Carolina.

Our History

Vision, Mission, and Values

Furman provides students a distinctive education in fine arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and the sciences, as well as select professional disciplines.

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Elizabeth Davis and students

University Leadership

Meet the people who manage Furman’s academic and administrative departments.

Meet our leaders

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Facts & Figures

What makes us top-ranked? The minds we prepare. Furman’s acclaimed faculty challenge students to think critically, to evaluate and create, and to see the world from a wide perspective. They emerge as broadly-educated and well-rounded graduates, destined for leadership in a complex and changing world.

Facts & Figures

Rankings & Recognition

Founded in 1826, Furman University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts and sciences universities, offering rigorous academics, broad research opportunities, a robust visual and performing arts program, and NCAA Division I athletics.

Rankings & Recognition
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A great blue heron sits at the edge of Furman lake

Campus Beauty Photo Gallery

Continually recognized as one of the most beautiful college campuses, Furman offers 750 acres of classic building design and park-like greenspace for all to enjoy.

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Degrees of Study
Best Schools for Making an Impact, Princeton Review
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Diversity & Inclusion

Our student body represents many different cultural, religious, sexual, gendered and intellectual backgrounds and abilities. Our students’ minds reflect this.

Diversity & Inclusion
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Begin with Belonging, 2021 President's Report

President's Report

Learn about Furman’s progress and accomplishments in the annual President’s Report.

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Contact Us

Want to know more about Furman? Be sure to contact the appropriate office with your question or concern.

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