If you're hungry for a challenge at one of the United States' highest ranked universities, then you owe it to yourself to consider a premier liberal arts university where the majors are tough and the rewards are great. A place where you're the central player in your education. And a community where you'll find the tools and experiences to show you the path.

At Furman University, you'll work hand-in-hand with professors and other students on real research. You'll have access to internships with some of the leading corporations in the world, including Michelin, BMW, and Verizon—all in Greenville, S.C., all within easy reach of campus. 

You'll graduate broadly-educated and well-rounded, prepared for leadership, and eager to take on the challenges of a complex world. About 40 percent find success in admission to some of the best graduate schools around the world—Harvard, Stanford, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Tsinghua University, and London School of Economics—and nearly 60 percent embark upon career paths in the job market.

Perhaps that's why we're ranked among the top 50 institutions in the 2013 U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges issue.

Every spring Furman sends over 600 graduates out in the world. These men and women engage in myriad endeavors, entering meaningful and lucrative careers and contributing to the creation of new knowledge. These men and women change the world.

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We have streamlined the application process by giving you easy access to all the forms and materials that you'll need. For a detailed step-by-step approach to the application process and access to our application, visit our application steps


Early Decision (Binding) Early Action Regular Decision
Application Deadline

Nov 15*

Nov 29*

Jan 15

Admission Notification

Dec 1

Feb 1

April 1

Decision Deadline

Jan 6

May 1

May 1

*Due to technical issues with the Common Application, we have decided to extend our admission deadlines for Early Decision and Early Action.


Admission tips

Our university attracts talented students from around the world who want to work hard and be challenged. To select the best applicants from this pool, our admission committee goes beyond test scores and other numbers to get to know the real you. View our tips for admission.

Interview with us

We encourage you to participate in a Furman Admission Network (FAN) interview, an informal interview with a Furman alumnus or parent.  You will be paired with someone in your area and ideally, interview in person. If that doesn't work, you may interview by phone or Skype.

Though a FAN interview is an optional part of the application process, we strongly urge you to participate. These informal interviews allow you to speak with someone who knows Furman personally and to see if Furman is the right fit for you. It also allows us to get to know you in ways that your application may not have revealed. Schedule your interview.

Check your application status

When we receive your Common Application, we will contact you to establish a login that will allow you to check your status. You'll need an email address and password to access our secure network. Check your application status.

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Furman University is one of the nation's premier undergraduate liberal arts colleges. We offer outstanding academics, opportunities for a broad range of talented students with a passion for learning, a robust arts program, and NCAA Division I athletics.

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Whether you are starting or continuing your education, or have been away from the classroom for a few months or several years, our program provides many services to assist you with accomplishing your educational and professional goals.

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We know the challenges teachers and administrators face every day, and we are committed to helping you become a leader within your school system or district.

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