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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.

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Liberal Arts University in South Carolina,
U.S. News & World Report

45
states represented by students
97
placement rate 6 months post-graduation
19
average class size
150
student clubs and organizations

7
Fulbright scholars 2016-2017
2,800
students
60
areas of study
#5
best schools for making an impact, Princeton Review

49
countries represented by students
20
Division I athletic teams
11:1
student to faculty ratio
81
participation in internships and/or undergraduate research

 

ACCREDITATION

Furman University is accredited to award bachelor’s, master’s and education specialist degrees by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Furman is a member of the Southern Conference, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Associated Colleges of the South, Council of Independent Colleges, American Conference of Academic Deans, Annapolis Group, and Higher Education Data Sharing. The chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society. The program in music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The Teacher Education Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Furman is also a member of the Associated Colleges of the South. This consortium of 16 distinguished liberal arts colleges and universities seeks to strengthen the academic programs of its member institutions. The consortium provides a variety of grants and resources for faculty, students, and institutional programs.