Founded in 1826, Furman University is the oldest private university in South Carolina and among the 75 oldest institutions of higher education in operation nationally today. It has evolved to become one of the nation’s best liberal arts colleges.
In championing the liberal arts and sciences, Furman University cultivates a community of learners engaged to understand themselves, the world, and their place in it.
Furman aspires to advance thriving communities that honor inquiry, promote diversity, strive for equity, appreciate beauty, and act as responsible stewards of our planet.
These aspirations inspire Furman’s vision and shape their mission, calling them to meet the challenges and responsibilities of a complex, diverse, and rapidly changing world with courage, moderation, justice, wisdom, and humility.