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.
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.
Founded in 1826, Furman is the oldest private university in South Carolina.
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.
Meet the people who manage Furman’s academic and administrative departments.
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.
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.
A DEGREE THAT'S VALUED. A MIND THAT'S IN DEMAND.
Diversity & Inclusion
Our student body represents many different cultural, religious, sexual, gendered and intellectual backgrounds and abilities. Our students’ minds reflect this.
Learn about Furman’s progress and accomplishments in the annual President’s Report.