You say you want to change the world? It starts at Furman.​

If you're hungry for a challenge, want to be inspired by your professors and your fellow students, then you owe it to yourself to consider a premier liberal arts university where the majors are tough and the rewards are great.

Furman is one of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges that offers the total undergraduate experience. We have it all. Serious academics. Superior faculty. NCAA Division I athletics. Incredible campus. Great students and a lively social scene.

We've even changed the admission process to create more opportunities for you. We're taking our eyes off of the numbers and test scores and looking directly at you as an individual. That's why we've made the SAT and ACT optional. You're not a set of numbers or a point on a line graph. You've got heart and soul and hopes and dreams, and we want to hear about it all.

We're listening to you. We want to know the real you.


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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 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.


Study at Furman.

Our signature approach to the liberal arts prepares our students to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex world. 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 80 percent of all financial aid awarded to incoming freshman.

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.

Tour the Campus

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.

You need a college where you’re going to fit in. The other students don’t have to be like you — just accept you for who you are. Furman is that college. All students live on campus, so you’ll feel like you’re part of a family. And something fun is always happening, from recreational sports to NCAA Division I games to music by the lake or performances in the amphitheatre. At Furman, the activities and fun are as varied as our students.

A Freshman Perspective

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

  • Lauren Girouard Lauren Girouard

    Color Part Two

    Lauren Girouard

    Did you miss me? I am certain you must have! Here is the rest of what I have been up to… A Little R&R Last Friday the sisters of the Sigma Alpha Iota Theta Lambda chapter whisked away the MIT class to enjoy a night free from the commitments of Furman. They took us to [...]

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  • Kjersti Kleine Kjersti Kleine

    My Image of Furman

    Kjersti Kleine

    What’s the first thing you think of when you think of your high school or college? Many would guess that Furman would spark the image of the iconic bell tower on swan lake, a studious student working in the library, a classic college dorm room, a crowded dining hall, the beautiful purple landscaping, or the [...]

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  • Laura Woodside Laura Woodside

    My New Favorite Season

    Laura Woodside

    I have always loved summer, but right now, spring is my new favorite season.  First, Furman’s campus is GORGEOUS in the springtime. Second, there are so many fun things to do at Furman and in Greenville during the spring, such as RUF’s “Deathmatch of Kickball.”  Shoutout to Team One for bringing home the gold in [...]

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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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