Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and to providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing world.
Furman’s success relies upon our ability to recruit the very best teacher-scholar-mentors from a diverse pool of excellent candidates. Thank you for your interest in Furman. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Dean of Faculty.
Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives. Our strategic vision, The Furman Advantage, promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by a team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-focused learning, and opportunities to engage across differences.
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.
The Furman Advantage guarantees every student an unparalleled education that combines classroom learning with real-world experiences and self-discovery.
At Furman, we embrace meaningful diversity and equality as embodied by both implicit values and explicit practices in all of our endeavors. As a university community, we are committed to supporting students, faculty and staff from every walk of life.
Ready to make an impact on the world? Furman is home to centers and institutes where you can explore and tackle issues here and around the world.
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.
Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina, which is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast and is ranked among “America’s Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine. The charming downtown features excellent restaurants, in-town parks, shops, museums, galleries, music venues, and theaters. The city also has excellent public and private schools and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and to Travelers Rest, which was named “one of America’s coolest small towns.” The surrounding area abounds with outdoor recreational activities and has some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains in the country. Greenville is within easy reach of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches. The newly renovated Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, located just 25 minutes from downtown, runs daily flights to major cities and airline hubs. Greenville is 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta and only one hour from Asheville, North Carolina. It is an excellent place to live and work.
Spend just a few days in Greenville experiencing a startup culture with a touch of southern hospitality, and it’s easy to see why people want to learn and live in Greenville.
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Artisphere seeks to engage, inspire, and enrich our diverse community by celebrating the Arts.