Public Affairs

Academic Rankings

Ranked as one of America’s Top Universities by U.S.News & World Report.

  • 25: Ranking of top public national universities that U.S.News & World Report gave Clemson for 2013.
  • 29: Ranking our mechanical engineering graduate program holds among national public universities, per U.S.News & World Report, 2012.
  • 39: Ranking our computer engineering graduate program holds among national public universities, per U.S.News & World Report, 2012.
  • 5: Ranking our generous alumni boosted us to when it comes to alumni giving participation among national universities per U.S.News & World Report, 2013.
  • 24: Ranking our environmental engineering graduate program holds among national public universities, per U.S.News & World Report, 2012.
  • 21: Ranking our bioengineering graduate program holds among public national universities, per U.S.News & World Report, 2012.
  • 23: Ranking our industrial engineering graduate program holds among national public universities, per U.S.News & World Report, 2012.
  • 37: Ranking our chemical engineering graduate program holds among national public universities, per U.S.News & World Report, 2012.
  • 33: Ranking our electrical engineering graduate program holds among national public universities, per U.S.News & World Report, 2012.
  • 34: Ranking Clemson’s undergraduate business program holds among Top Public National Universities, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine in 2012.
  • 34: Ranking Kiplinger magazine rated Clemson University among the best values in public higher education in its 2013 ranking of the "100 Best Values in Public Colleges." Clemson's ranking — 34th for in-state students and 39th for out-of-state students — was based on a variety of factors that matched quality of education with cost.
  • 7: Ranking in terms of students’ return on investment, as rated by SmartMoney in 2012.
  • 6: Years in a row that Clemson University has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
  • 92: Percentage of seniors who would choose Clemson if they could start their college career over again, according to 2011 National Survey of Student Engagement.
  • 7: Ranking Clemson received in U.S.News & World Report’s 2013 Up-and-Comers category for institutions that have made the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty and student life.
  • 10: Clemson is ranked in the top 10 for universities that produced the largest percentage of interns among the class of 2011, according to U.S.News & World Report's 'The Short List.'
  • 10: In 2012, DesignIntelligence magazine has named Clemson University’s architecture graduate program one of the nation’s Top 10 programs among all public universities in its annual publication “America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools.”
  • 4: Clemson is one of the friendliest colleges in the nation! A 2011 survey conducted by The Huffington Post ranks Clemson fourth for students’ approachable, supportive and charitable nature, along with their deep love for other students.
  • 91: Percentage of first-year students who reported that Clemson has a substantial commitment to their academic success, according to the 2011 National Survey of Student Engagement.
  • 5: Clemson's Palmetto Cluster ranks fifth on the list of university-owned supercomputers in the United States, according to the June 2013 Top500.org list of international supercomputers.
  • 1: Top ranking of Jock Schools, based on the popularity of intercollegiate and intramural sports, according to the 2014 Princeton Review.
  • 1: Top ranking Clemson’s Town-Gown Relations received from 2014 Princeton Review.
  • 2: Ranking Clemson’s applied economics graduate program received in the most recent National Research Council Assessment of Doctoral Programs.
  • 1: Ranking Clemson received among colleges where everyone plays intramural sports, according to the 2014 Princeton Review.
  • 12: Ranking Clemson’s environmental engineering graduate program received in the most recent National Research Council Assessment of Doctoral Programs.
  • 17: Ranking Clemson’s environmental toxicology graduate program received in the most recent National Research Council Assessment of Doctoral Programs.
  • 18: Ranking Clemson’s entomology graduate program received in the most recent National Research Council Assessment of Doctoral Programs.
  • 19: Ranking Clemson’s food science graduate program received in the most recent National Research Council Assessment of Doctoral Programs.
  • 25: Ranking Clemson’s forestry and forest science graduate program received in the most recent National Research Council Assessment of Doctoral Programs.
  • 11: Number of Clemson seniors and graduate students who won the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in 2012. Six additional students were named Honorable Mention.
  • 28: Ranking Clemson’s bioengineering graduate program received in the most recent National Research Council Assessment of Doctoral Programs.
  • 37: Ranking Clemson’s genetics graduate program received in the most recent National Research Council Assessment of Doctoral Programs.
  • 39: Ranking Clemson’s chemical engineering graduate program received in the most recent National Research Council Assessment of Doctoral Programs.
  • 7: Clemson was one of seven universities nationwide whose student body achieved a 70 percent voter turnout for the 2008 presidential election.
  • 17: Ranking Clemson’s engineering program received in a 2010 Wall Street Journal poll of recruiters at 500 large companies.
  • 23: Ranking Clemson received in the Most Desirable Rural Schools category of Kaplan/Newsweek’s “Finding the Right College for You” guide in 2010.
  • 21: Ranking Clemson received in the Most Desirable Large Schools category of Kaplan/Newsweek’s “Finding the Right College for You” guide in 2010.
  • 20: Ranking Clemson received in the Top Colleges for Athletes category of Kaplan/Newsweek’s “Finding the Right College for You” guide in 2010.
  • 9: Ranking Walker Golf Course received as top collegiate golf course by PGA.
  • 13: Ranking Clemson’s undergraduate accounting program holds among U.S. public institutions, per BusinessWeek.
  • 65: Number of Clemson faculty members who have been elected Fellows of national or international academic societies since 2000.
  • 44: Ranking Clemson’s mathematics graduate program received in the most recent National Research Council Assessment of Doctoral Programs.
  • 45: Ranking Clemson’s chemistry graduate program received in the most recent National Research Council Assessment of Doctoral Programs.
  • 45: Ranking Clemson’s industrial engineering graduate program received in the most recent National Research Council Assessment of Doctoral Programs.
  • 46: Ranking Clemson’s microbiology graduate program received in the most recent National Research Council Assessment of Doctoral Programs.
  • 46: Ranking Clemson’s plant science graduate program received in the most recent National Research Council Assessment of Doctoral Programs.
  • 50: Ranking Clemson’s polymer and fiber graduate program received in the most recent National Research Council Assessment of Doctoral Programs.
  • 33: Ranking our undergraduate engineering program holds among national public universities, per U.S.News & World Report, 2013.
  • 11: Ranking of Clemson’s career services program, according to the 2014 Princeton Review.
  • 15: Ranking Clemson received among colleges where students pack the stadium from the 2013 Princeton Review.
  • 15: Ranking of Clemson’s administration, noted as a school that “runs like butter,” according to the 2013 Princeton Review.
  • 8: Diverse Issues in Higher Education recognized Clemson as the eighth top U.S. producer of African-American engineering B.S. graduates and tied for ninth for Ph.D. graduates.
  • 75: Clemson is one of the nation's 75 best values in public colleges and universities, according to The Princeton Review Best Value Colleges for 2013, based on excellent academics, cost of attendance and availability of financial aid.
  • 11: Ranking among colleges and universities for producing the 21st Century IT workforce according to Insurance & Technology in August 2012.
  • 34: Ranking our materials and engineering graduate program holds among national public universities, per U.S.News & World Report, 2012.
  • 29: Ranking our civil engineering graduate program holds among national public universities, per U.S.News & World Report, 2012.
  • 34: Ranking of Clemson's undergraduate business program among national public universities per U.S.News & World Report, 2013.
  • 15: Incoming freshman SAT scores rank in the top 15 among national public universities per U.S.News & World Report, 2013.
  • 9: Clemson is one of only 9 public colleges and universities identified as making writing across all disciplines a priority per U.S. News & World Report, 2013.
  • 18: Clemson is one of 18 schools to be honored by the American Football Coaches Association for its graduation success rate of at least 90 percent.