Furman University Furman University

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Furman University

Founded in 1826, our private university is located in Greenville, South Carolina. Modern, sophisticated academic buildings are complemented by comprehensive athletics, recreational and social facilities. Student housing ranges from traditional dormitory residences to apartments. The James B. Duke Library includes more than 500,000 volumes. The 750-acre campus features an Asian garden, a replica of Henry David Thoreau's cabin, the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, a Florentine bell tower, a spring-fed lake, 13 miles of paved trails through the woodlands for hiking and biking and an 18-hole golf course.

At the heart of our university is an outstanding academic program, with top-notch faculty whose chief priority is teaching undergraduate students. We also offer distinguished visual and performing arts programs, NCAA Division I athletics, and a campus community that values collaboration and fosters empathy for a diversity of ideas and perspectives.

Our campus is internationally recognized for its beauty and provides an inspiring haven for academic study and social life. Our commitment to housing all students on campus for four years underscores our belief that a close-knit student body enhances scholarly activity, personal growth, and leadership development.

Adolescent Educationx  
Art History, Criticism and Conservationx  
Art/Art Studies, Generalx  
Asian Studies/Civilizationx  
Biology/Biological Sciences, Generalx  
Business Administration and Management, Generalx  
Chemistry, Generalx  
Childhood Educationx  
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Generalx  
Computer Sciencex  
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, Generalx  
Economics, Generalx  
Education, Generalx  
English Language and Literature, Generalx  
Environmental Studiesx  
Fine/Studio Arts, Generalx  
French Language and Literaturex  
Geology/Earth Science, Generalx  
German Language and Literaturex  
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Otherx  
History, Generalx  
Information Technologyx  
Keyboard Instrumentsx  
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teachingx  
Latin Language and Literaturex  
Mathematics, Generalx  
Modern Greek Language and Literaturex  
Music Teacher Educationx  
Music, Generalx  
Physics, Generalx  
Political Science and Government, Generalx  
Pre-Dentistry Studiesx  
Pre-Law Studiesx  
Pre-Veterinary Studiesx  
Psychology, Generalx  
Religion/Religious Studiesx  
Religious/Sacred Musicx  
Spanish Language and Literaturex  
Special Education and Teaching, Generalx  
Speech Communication and Rhetoricx  
Sustainability Studiesx  
Urban Studies/Affairsx  
Voice and Operax  

Academic Life

As a Furman student, you will be guaranteed an individualized, four-year pathway that integrates classroom learning with experiences in research, internships, international travel and community-centered learning. This immersive, hands-on approach empowers you to personalize your education, taking a journey of self-discovery that will allow you to explore your ideas, refine your goals and shape your future.

Yout intellectual journey will be supported by a community of mentors comprised of faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. These mentors are more than advisors - eac has the power to uncover your purpose and passion.

This can be your journey. This is the Furman Advantage.


Campus Life

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 broaden your perspective and teach invaluable lessons about collaboration and empathy. No matter where you're from, you'll feel at home at Furman.

We have 12 residence halls, ranging from four-person suites to traditional dormitories. Some of our residence halls are coed, but men and women live on different floors with separate bath facilities.

If you're a first-year student, you'll be paired with a roommate in one of seven freshman residence halls. Our detailed questionnaire helps us match you with someone who has similar interests, a process that has proved very successful. Not knowing your roommate may seem intimidating at first, but it's a great way to meet new friends and get involved in new activities. Though you'll have the option to choose your roommate as a sophomore, many students end up keeping their same roommate from the beginning to the end of their academic careers.

Athletics / Sports

With 20 NCAA Division Iteams and dozens of club and intramural squads, it's easy to find a game on our campus—even if you just want to sit in the stands and root for the home team. Our varsity and club teams have won national championships, and students earn serious campus bragging rights through our competitive intramural leagues. In fact, about two-thirds of our students participate in intramural or club sports, making our recreational sports program one of the most active in the nation.

If you'd prefer to work up a sweat without joining a team, you can stay in shape at the Herman W. Lay Physical Activities Center. It's always packed with students taking advantage of our first-rate workout space. Take a dip in the pool. Ride a stationary bike. Or join a pickup game on our basketball court.


Our approach to the admission process allows us to gain insight about who you are, both academically and personally. We're interested in discovering students who seek academic challenge, leadership, service, commitment to the community, and civic engagement. We hope you take this opportunity to showcase yourself and your abilities.

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