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Rankings and Brags

Clemson has been catching the attention of the world with impressive rankings that put the University among the nation’s elite. Here are just a few of the reasons we’re one of America’s top public universities.

Top Rankings

Academic

  • 23rd Ranking of top public national universities that U.S.News & World Report gave Clemson for 2018.
  • 1st Ranking of Clemson’s career services program, according to the 2018 Princeton Review.
  • 18th The Business Insider ranked Clemson as 18th among the top 24 best public schools in the country in 2015.
  • Clemson was classified as one of the nation’s most active research institutions in 2016. Carnegie R1 research universities are economic engines that create prosperity in entire regions, and their national and international reputations add significant value to the degrees they award.
  • 10th Ranking among universities with the best internship opportunities, according to the 2018 Princeton Review.
  • One of 18 institutions designated as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University for engaging communities in economic development activities that create jobs and improve lives by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in 2015.
  • 24th Among all public colleges and universities, Kiplinger’s ranked Clemson 24th in the nation for value in 2016.

Alumni

  • 4th Ranking our generous alumni boosted us to when it comes to alumni giving participation among national public universities per U.S.News & World Report, 2018.
  • 6th Ranking among universities for the best alumni network, according to the 2018 Princeton Review.

Campus-Life

  • 2nd National ranking Clemson received among colleges where everyone plays intramural sports, according to the 2018 Princeton Review.
  • 2nd Ranking Clemson received among colleges where their students love these colleges, according to the 2018 Princeton Review.
  • 5th Top ranking Clemson received among colleges where town-gown relations are great, according to the 2018 Princeton Review.
  • 10th Clemson ranks 10th nationally for having the "happiest students," according to the 2018 Princeton Review.
  • 1st Ranking Clemson received for having the safest campus in the nation according to CollegeStats.org.

23rd

Top public national university according to U.S.News & World Report

2nd

Students who love their college according to Princeton Review