Students walking beneath a cherry blossom tree on campus

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.

2800
students from 41 states and 29 countries
60
programs integrated
and grounded in the liberal arts and sciences
100
of students live on campus
all four years
150
student organizations, making
it easy to get involved

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

A BROAD LEARNING PATH. EVEN IF YOU'RE A WALKING WIKIPEDIA.