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The No. 1 school in South Carolina

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What makes Furman University one of the nation’s leading liberal arts and sciences colleges? We believe it’s our personalized academic path. Our educational model creates a four-year pathway for students, combining learning with real-world experiences and self-discovery. That’s made an impression on our peers:


  • No. 1 liberal arts university in South Carolina (U.S. News & World Report)
  • No. 5 “Best School for Making an Impact” (The Princeton Review)
  • One of the 25 best institutions in the South (Forbes)
  • One of the nation’s top 40 undergraduate institutions for producing Fulbright winners
  • One of the nation’s top 200 schools that provide an outstanding combination of academics, affordability and career prospects (The Princeton Review)
  • One of the 25 best colleges in the Southeast (
  • Best college in South Carolina (


  • STARS Gold rating
  • One of the most environmentally responsible institutions in higher education (The Princeton Review: Guide to Green Schools)
  • One of 100 schools listed in “Teaching Sustainability: 100 Colleges Doing ‘Green’ Right” (
  • Ranked among the “Top 25 colleges and universities for environmental initiatives (
  • Featured in “The Campus Wild: How College and University Green Landscapes Provide Havens for Wildlife and ‘Lands-on’ Experiences for Students” (The Campus Wild)

Campus Beauty

  • One of 10 “resort-like campuses” in America (The Travel Channel)
  • Ranked among the “25 most beautiful campuses in the world” (BuzzFeed)
  • Ranked among the “50 most beautiful campus quads” (
  • One of the 11 prettiest colleges in America (PureWow)
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