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MIssion & Values

Furman provides students a distinctive education in fine arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and the sciences, as well as select professional disciplines. Our challenge is to grow students, faculty and staff in knowledge and understanding. We do this through small classes, individual instruction, hands-on learning, empathetic advising and personal attention. Our goal? To be a diverse community of different races, religions, geographic origins and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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10:1

student to faculty ratio

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Mission, Character and Values

Furman has a clearly defined mission and finds strength in its character and values.

Read about our Mission, Character and Values.

The Furman Advantage

Looking for an advantage? Furman promises an education without parallel that combines learning with experience and discovery, all designed to give you a leg up. It’s an integrated four-year pathway that prepares students for a life of purpose, career and community impact. How’s that for an upper hand?

The Furman Advantage
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SMART COMES IN ALL SHAPES, SIZES & COLORS ESPECIALLY PURPLE

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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

Inclusive Communities

We seek to build a community that upholds the inherent worth of individuals in an atmosphere of mutual respect, trust and civility. We do this by embracing diversity in all endeavors.

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