Students sitting on the library steps, laughing and talking

How to Apply

Furman practices a holistic, selective admission process in which we assess traditional measures of academic success—rigor of curriculum, grades and test scores (optional), as well as essay, extracurricular involvement, special talents and life experience. Beyond the application, we value personally connecting with each applicant in order to get to know students better and learn more about their interest in Furman. Our goal each year is to enroll a well-rounded first-year class, academically accomplished and diverse in every dimension.


students from 46 states and 32 countries
programs integrated
and grounded in the liberal arts and sciences
residential campus
student organizations, making
it easy to get involved

Furman University's Duke library pictured in spring, two students peaking outside its doors

Grounded by Knowledge. Lifted by Curiosity.