Academics

National Survey of Student Engagement

Clemson Students Engaged in Learning

Student in lab.

Ranked 25th by U.S.News & World Report, Clemson University is one of the nation’s top public research universities, yet it offers the educational practices that are more typical of a private college.

Nearly half of all classes have fewer than 20 students, and the student/faculty ratio is 14:1. Research is important at Clemson, but not just with faculty and graduate students. Before graduating nearly every undergraduate student has the opportunity to participate in a creative inquiry or other research project.

Results of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) were just released and show that Clemson students are actively engaged and come out ahead in almost every area when compared with top 20 research universities and other national universities that participated in the survey.

View Clemson’s results overview.

Read November 10, 2008 News Release.

In addition, the survey showed:

  • 93% of students report a favorable image of Clemson University.
  • 91% of seniors would choose Clemson if they could start their college career over again.
  • 89% of Clemson students believe that this school has a substantial commitment to their academic success.  
  • 89% of students believe that Clemson places a substantial emphasis on academics.