Additionally, Clemson is among the top “up-and-coming schools” that have made “the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, campus or facilities.”
“Being ranked among the nation’s top 25 universities for the fourth consecutive year is a significant accomplishment and a tribute to the hard work of Clemson faculty, staff, students and alumni,” said Clemson President James F. Barker.
Last year Clemson was ranked 23rd.
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 curriculum. Clemson was identified as one of 17 colleges and universities in the nation that make writing a priority across all disciplines.
Clemson was identified as one of 18 colleges and universities nationally to offer strong learning communities. In learning communities, students typically take two or more courses as a group and get to know one another and their professors well. Clemson’s living-learning communities provide a holistic approach to student development and learning through academic partnerships, service-learning opportunities and research initiatives. Each community is uniquely designed to facilitate meaningful connections between peers and among students, faculty and staff. Clemson has more than a dozen living-learning communities, including the Clemson Business Experience, RISE (Residents in Science and Engineering) and the Cultural Exchange Community.
“Each year more prospective students and their families become aware of Clemson’s strong academic reputation and commitment to student success,” said Robert Barkley, director of undergraduate admissions at Clemson. “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.”
In other categories:
• Clemson is one of only five of the nation’s 172 public universities cited for commitment to undergraduate teaching.
• Clemson’s engineering program ranks 37th among engineering programs at national public universities.
The 2012 Best Colleges guidebook is available online and at newsstands.