Furman puts a lot of energy in marketing their school, and they succeed. But the image they portray isn't completely accurate. Furman cares about fostering a certain image: the pristine campus, the small class sizes, the academic rigor, and (a factor they're especially trying to push) diversity. The fact of the matter is, Furman is a small, pricey liberal arts school that attracts a certain population – white, upper-middle class students. Being part of this population myself, I am not saying it's a good nor a bad thing. There are many intelligent people on campus, and the professors are interested in having intellectual conversations with students as opposed to lectures. The issue for me is that regardless of the many interesting ideas floating around campus, there is still an overarching feeling of judgement. There are cliques very similar to high school, and, in the end, people are extremely caught up in what others think. Furman has been nicknamed a "bubble", and for good reason.