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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

National Liberal Arts Colleges

Most Innovative School (five years in a row)

Best Undergraduate Teaching

Best Colleges for Veterans

First-Year Experience

Best Undergraduate Research (among all universities)

Best Value College

The Princeton Review

The Best 387 Colleges

Best Schools for Making an Impact

Most Politically Active Students

Most Accessible Professors

Best Classroom Experience

Most Active Student Government

Best College Theater

Best Value College

Forbes - America's Top Colleges

Top Colleges in South Carolina

Top Colleges in the South

Colleges with the happiest, most successful alumni

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

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

Top-ranked college/university in South Carolina

Other Publications

Underrated Colleges Doing Great Things
College Consensus

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

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

Overall Performers
Sustainable Campus Index

The 50 Most Beautiful Colleges in America
Architectural Digest - 2018

Top University Police Departments
Safe Campus

First Forward Institution
Center for First-Generation Student Success