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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Visit campus. The best way to learn about a university is to see the campus and speak with the people who know the school best.

If you’re talented, driven, fun, and passionate, Furman is the school for you. Get started on your application.

Application Deadlines

Early Decision (Binding) Early Action Regular Decision
Application Deadline

Nov 1

Nov 15

Jan 15

Admission Notification

Dec 1

Feb 1

April 1

Decision Deadline

Jan 5

May 1

May 1


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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Plan your visit.

Take a campus tour, and discover why Furman is regarded as one of the most beautiful campuses in America. Get started on your application.

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Furman University: An Experience that Defines a Lifetime

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

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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 Freshman Perspective

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

  • Lauren Girouard Lauren Girouard

    There But For You Go I

    Lauren Girouard

    Sometimes I feel like a giant, swinging pendulum. On the one hand, I’m studying abroad in the British Isles. On the other hand, I am leaving behind friends, loved ones, family, and now sisters. On the one hand, chapter tonight was amazing (it was our first as initiated SAI sisters). On the other hand, I [...]

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  • Kjersti Kleine Kjersti Kleine

    See you later Furman!

    Kjersti Kleine

    How can it be that I am already writing my last blog post as a freshman? I guess I can say that I’m officially a sophomore now. As I get older, time seems to go by so much faster. I am so thankful to have three more years to look forward to at Furman. I [...]

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  • Laura Woodside Laura Woodside

    The Things I Wish I Knew

    Laura Woodside

    Freshman year is officially finished- I have taken my final exams and turned in my room key to my dorm.  Looking back, the year flew by, and I honestly would not change a thing.  I learned so much, inside and outside of the classroom.  I made so many great friends who always kept me laughing. [...]

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  • Sam McCoy Sam McCoy

    Springtime for Furman!

    Sam McCoy

    Do you ever stop and think, “Wow, I am surrounded by beauty”? I had an incredible amount of those thoughts race through my head this week as I enjoyed the beauty of springtime in South Carolina. The past couple of weeks, I have been undergoing strict medicinal treatments for ailments that I contracted during a [...]

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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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Once you see our campus, making the right college decision will be so much easier.

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Undergraduate Evening Studies provides adults the opportunity to receive an education from one of the premier liberal arts universities in the nation.

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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Our graduate studies program is designed for the professional educator.

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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