Furman delivers a purposeful and transformative education in the liberal arts and sciences that integrates experiences inside and outside the classroom. When you transfer here, you’ll be able to take the knowledge you've gained from faculty mentors and apply it to immersive experiences in research, internships and international travel. These experiences will help you refine your goals, enhance your skills and knowledge, and ensure you're prepared for a fulfilling career.
So you want to transfer to Furman? Excellent choice!
My name is Allyson Brown, and I am an Assistant Director of Admission and Coordinator of Transfer Recruitment. My five years at Furman working with transfer students have taught me about the supportive environment that Furman provides. Our small population of transfers means that our services are catered to you. From Housing to Student Life to Athletics, our community is happy to assist you with your transition.
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I’m an Army brat, so as you can imagine, I’m comfortable moving halfway across the country. I didn’t take advantage of that when I graduated from high school. I picked a school where I could stay at home and commute to campus every day. A few months later, I realized that I wanted to transfer. I needed a different environment.
One of my friends attends Furman, and I visited a few times before I considered applying. The first thing I noticed was the campus. It’s beautiful here. The school’s academic programs and classes also intrigued me.
What I love most is the relationship you have with your professors. Unlike other schools, the professors here know your name and care about your academic performance. Furman faculty push you outside of your comfort zone because they know you can do better and succeed. That’s why so many Furman students are prepared after graduation.
When I was applying to college as a high school student, I was focused on choosing a school that wanted me. I didn’t consider whether the university was actually the right fit for me. When I decided to transfer, I didn’t focus on costs, or what recruiters were telling me. I wanted to find a place where I would fit in for the next few years.
I looked everywhere. In-state schools. Out-of-state schools. And private colleges. At each place, I visited and talked to faculty. Furman’s professors made the biggest impression on me. Rather than selling me on their program, they were more interested in establishing relationships with me.
As cliché as it sounds, Furman is family. You’re more than a just another student in the crowd. I can get outside of my comfort zone and take classes that I wouldn’t have been able to take at a larger school. Here, I feel like I have a purpose.
I fell in love with Furman’s size. Since I was transferring to a new school, I knew it would take time to adjust and meet new people, especially since most of my new classmates established friendships as freshmen. Furman’s size made the transition easier. I met people quickly and didn’t have any trouble finding a student organization to get involved in. Even as a transfer student, you can really make your mark on Furman.
Furman requires students to live on campus for four years—and I love it! That means everyone has an opportunity to get to know each other. You can always find someone to hang out with or help you with your studies. The academics here are rigorous, but we help each other through it, and everyone bonds during midterms and finals.