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Furman ranked among schools making a difference

Staff Report //February 11, 2020//

Furman ranked among schools making a difference

Staff Report //February 11, 2020//

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

Furman ranked ninth on The Princeton Review’s list, “Top 25 Schools for Making an Impact.” The list is in The Princeton Review’s “Best Value Colleges” guide to the country’s top 200 universities with the best return on investment, according to a news release.

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.

Last month The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced that Furman received the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification,  an elective designation that indicates commitment to, and activity toward, “finding ways to engage with community partners, building on community assets and addressing a wide array of community challenges,” according to a news release.

Furman joins 119 colleges and universities to receive the designation this year, one of only 18 liberal arts and sciences universities to do so.