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Rankings

Furman University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and featured in the most prominent college guides. That includes being listed as the top-rated liberal arts and sciences institution in South Carolina by U.S. News & World Report. Here are some of the recent accolades.

U.S. News & World Report

#46
National Liberal Arts Colleges

#32
Most Innovative School (five years in a row)

#48
Best Undergraduate Teaching

#2
Best Colleges for Veterans

#49
First-Year Experience

#46
Best Undergraduate Research (among all universities)

#70
Best Value College

The Princeton Review

The Best 387 Colleges

#15
Best Schools for Making an Impact

#2
Most Politically Active Students

#12
Most Accessible Professors

#10
Best Classroom Experience

#16
Most Active Student Government

#12
Best College Theater

Best Value College

Forbes - America's Top Colleges

#2
Top Colleges in South Carolina

#36
Top Colleges in the South

#112
Colleges with the happiest, most successful alumni

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

#135
Best Colleges in the US (out of 797 US colleges and universities)

Top-ranked college/university in South Carolina

Other Publications

#13
Underrated Colleges Doing Great Things
College Consensus

#1
Stunning College Campuses in All 50 States
HGTV (one per state)

GOLD
Stars Rating
Assoc. for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Ed

Top9
Overall Performers
Sustainable Campus Index

#18
The 50 Most Beautiful Colleges in America
Architectural Digest - 2018

#17
Top University Police Departments
Safe Campus

Top10
First Forward Institution
Center for First-Generation Student Success