Duke library at sunrise

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.

Students celebrating commencement
97
%

placement rate within
six months of graduation

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.

Duke library in spring

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
Bird's eye view of Furman lake and belltower in the spring

#1
Liberal Arts College in South Carolina, U.S. News & World Report
60
Degrees of Study
#5
Best Schools for Making an Impact, Princeton Review
81
of students participate in internships and undergraduate research

Commencement ceremony

University Leadership

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

Meet our leaders

Our History

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

Our History
Furman in 1953, bird's eye view, black and white

Student presenting his poster

A DEGREE THAT'S VALUED. A MIND THAT'S IN DEMAND.

Students in computer lab class, discussing work

Mission & Values

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

Mission & Values

Diversity & Inclusion

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

Diversity & Inclusion
Students participating in activities fair

Campus in fall

Contact Us

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

Contact Us