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Clemson Named A Top 25 University

Clemson University named top school by U.S. News & World Report

Clemson University ranks 25th among national public institutions, according to U.S.News & World Report’s annual guide to “America’s Best Colleges.”  

Additionally, Clemson ranks 7th among “up-and-coming schools” that have made “the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, campus or facilities.” The university also is recognized for writing in the disciplines.

“It’s significant to be ranked among the nation’s top 25 public universities for the fifth consecutive year. It reflects the high quality of Clemson students, faculty, staff and alumni, and the high value of a Clemson education,” said Clemson President James F. Barker.

Recognition for “writing in the disciplines” highlights outstanding academic programs commonly linked to student success. Clemson consistently receives recognition for making writing a priority at all levels of instruction and across the univertsity curriculum. Clemson was identified as one of 21 colleges and universities in the nation that make writing a priority across all disciplines.

Clemson was ranked #58 in engineering schools among all institutions, public and private, whose highest degree is a doctorate.

“Prospective students and their parents are sensitive to these rankings, and they play a factor in student recruitment,” said Robert Barkley, director of undergraduate admissions at Clemson. “They become aware of Clemson’s strong academic reputation and commitment to student success. Being recognized as one of the top universities in the nation helps us compete for top students and enhances the value of the Clemson degree.” 

The 2013 Best Colleges guidebook is available online and at newsstands.

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