Furman University

What is The Furman Advantage? It's Furman University's promise to provide every student an individualized, four-year learning experience they won't find anywhere else. The unique pathway of The Furman Advantage connects students with a team of advisers and mentors and engaged learning experiences that may include any or all of the following: study away, internships, research, career development and community involvement. Students are guided on this pathway by faculty and others toward meaningful careers and lives of purpose. Founded in 1826 and located in Greenville, S.C., Furman University is a premier liberal arts and sciences university, offering its 2,700 students rigorous academics, experiential learning opportunities, a strong visual and performing arts program, and NCAA Division I athletics. The campus, known nationally for its beauty, is just minutes from downtown Greenville, one of America's hottest emerging destinations. Charlotte and Atlanta are within easy driving distance, as is the South Carolina coast and North Carolina mountains.Furman provides students the opportunity to explore and solve community issues through its cutting-edge centers and institutes. The Riley Institute leads programs in public policy, education and diversity in South Carolina and beyond. The Shi Center for Sustainability connects students, educators and community leaders on issues related to human and environmental well-being. And the newly formed Institute for the Advancement of Community Health connects the Furman campus and the greater community to advance education and research devoted to supporting and improving health. As the Greenville Health System's primary undergraduate partner, Furman works with the hospital system to develop internships, observation programs and research activities that engage students and faculty in all aspects of health care.

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Private, Coed 1826 N/A Semester $609.7 million + 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613 (864) 294-2000
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69 100.0 South Carolina Greenville 772