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Furman again ranks among top schools ‘making an impact’

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Once again, Furman University has been recognized as one of the top colleges in the country where students are making a difference in the world.

This year, Furman ranked 15th in The Princeton Review’s list of “The Top 20 Best Schools for Making an Impact” in its “Best Value Colleges” guide, which includes the country’s top 200 universities with the best return on investment. According to the publication, all schools on the list offer stellar academics, affordable cost and strong career prospects for graduates.

The ranking is based on student ratings and responses to survey questions covering community service opportunities, student government, sustainability efforts and on-campus student engagement, according to The Princeton Review’s website. The ranking also considered the percentage of alumni who have reported having meaningful jobs.

According to surveys conducted from fall 2019 through fall 2020, students spend “a lot of time thinking about academics, classes, and their future,” but they also “invest a lot of time in their relationships with their friends.” The campus was also called an “inclusive, close-knit community” where there are “lots of interesting things to do on campus, from music concerts to improv shows to sports games.”

In August 2020, The Princeton Review ranked Furman No. 2 for “Most Politically Active Students” and No. 12 for “Most Accessible Professors.” The university also ranked No. 16 in the category of “Most Active Student Government,” No. 10 for “Best Classroom Experience” and No. 12 for “Best College Theater.”

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