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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Our History

Our History

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

Vision, Mission, and Values

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.

University Leadership

University Leadership

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

Facts & Figures

What makes Furman University one of the nation’s premier undergraduate liberal arts colleges? We believe it’s our academics. Our top-notch faculty are committed to teaching students how to think critically, how to evaluate and create, and how to see things from multiple perspectives. Because of these principles, our students graduate broadly-educated and well-rounded, prepared for leadership and eager to take on the challenges of a complex world.

  • 44
    states represented by students
  • 98%
    placement rate 6 months post-graduation (employed or in graduate school)
  • 14
    average class size
  • 174
    student clubs and organizations
  • 53
    Fulbright scholars (cumulative)
  • 2,500
  • 75+
    areas of study
  • 5
    Rhodes Scholars (cumulative)
  • 55
    countries represented by students
  • 18
    Division I athletic teams
  • 9:1
    student to faculty ratio
  • 85%
    participated in at least one high-impact practice

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.

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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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Diversity & Inclusion

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

Diversity & Inclusion

President's Report

Finding your life’s purpose – your true, authentic calling – does not happen alone. It takes a community, a feeling that you belong, the space and opportunity to explore, and the guidance of mentors who encourage deep reflection.

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Contact Furman

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