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Furman turning heads nationally and internationally

Furman University’s campus beauty is turning heads – again.

With iconic spots such as the Bell Tower, the James B. Duke Library, a mall and its fountains, accolades for the splendor of the university’ campus is nothing new for Furman.

Several lists, ranging from Best College Reviews to the American Society of Landscape Architects, have recognized the beauty that Furman students and Greenville-area residents experience every day. The latest is the education research site, StartClass, which listed Furman as 23rd on its list of most beautiful college campuses. The StartClass list is limited to colleges and universities in the United States.

But Furman’s campus is now getting international attention, thanks to a recent posting on Buzzfeed that ranked Furman 19th most beautiful worldwide, joining schools from countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland and South Korea.

The international list’s Top 10 included Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla.; the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa; Stanford University; Iowa State in Ames, Iowa; Trinity College in Dublin; Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J.; Elon University in North Carolina; Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia; and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

The international list’s top beauty is just north of Rome. Not Italy, but Georgia. Berry College, a private, four-year liberal arts college, has an eagle cam website that received more than 31 million hits last year.

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