What will you start? College is a time for new beginnings. New friends. New classes. New ambitions. New starts.​​

At Furman, we are all starters. We start ideas, we start clubs, we start teams and we start research. We start our own majors with the Individualized Curriculum Program, our own internships with Furman Advantage, and our own explorations through the Cultural Life Program. And somewhere along the way, we start to think differently. Here, where a premier liberal arts and sciences education is paramount, we start to understand what it means to learn. We learn what we're capable of, and we learn to go after it.


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Study at Furman.

Our program is rigorous, challenging, broad, and visionary. We'll transform you into a first-rate problem solver, one who thinks deeply, makes connections where others see only loose ends, and develops creative solutions to complex problems.

Furman By the Numbers

  • 11:1

    Student-to-faculty ratio

  • 84%

    Graduate in four years

  • 19​

    Average Class size

Financing Your education.

We invest in you. Scholarships and grants comprise nearly 90 percent of all financial aid awarded to incoming freshmen.

We invest in you

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Experience life at Furman.

We believe the residential experience at Furman is a critical part of your education. That's why we provide housing for all students for all four years. You'll be part of a close-knit community, where academics take priority and where your experiences with others broaden your perspective and teach invaluable lessons about collaboration and empathy. No matter where you're from, you'll feel at home at Furman.

A Student Perspective

Our student bloggers tell you what it's really like to experience Furman.

  • Courtney German Courtney German

    Happy Family Weekend!

    Courtney German

    Great company, great food, great family! Let me tell you about Family Weekend at Furman! As a freshman, it is one of the best weekends of that first semester. It falls at the perfect time – just after you’ve gotten pretty acclimated to the freshman-hall, roommate thing, and settled into your classes. Plus, by that [...]

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  • Nathan Mathai Nathan Mathai

    The Weather. Retreats. Freshmen.

    Nathan Mathai

      The Weather. I detest the weather of these past couple of weeks to be honest. Am I grateful that South Carolina has all four seasons? Yes. Am I grateful that Greenville is surrounded by mountains? Yes. Am I happy that the mountains like to send us all four seasons worth of weather in a [...]

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  • Megan Probst Megan Probst

    Family Weekend

    Megan Probst

    This past weekend marked the annual Furman Family Weekend. Beginning Friday, masses of parents, siblings, grandparents, extended family and friends made their way onto our beautiful campus. They watched performances, played trivia, attended information sessions, stopped in at a tailgate, went to the football game, shopped downtown and ate mountains of delicious food. For three [...]

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  • Hayden Wilson Hayden Wilson

    7 Tips for Having a Happy Interview

    Hayden Wilson

    INTERVIEWS. Not only are they stressful and intimidating, but they are also something that we will experience time and time again. Whether they are for school admission, an extracurricular program, or a job position, interviews all have one thing in common: they are simply a means by which someone may get to know the real [...]

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