Money magazine recently cited South Carolina's Clemson University as the best university in South Carolina for your money; the third best university you can actually get into; the 12th best public university; and the overall 21st best university in the nation.
Criteria used for the ranking included quality of education, affordability and graduates' career success. The complete list included 85 schools; Clemson was the only South Carolina institution to make the cut.
Money magazine cited Clemson as “a major public research university, and while agricultural science continues to be one of the school’s specialties, ag students are outnumbered by those studying engineering or business.”
Clemson boasts a graduation rate of 82 percent — 8 percent above similar universities. The average graduate studies at Clemson for 4.3 years; students' post-graduation debt averages $22,289. Clemson accepts 52 percent of its applicants, and average SAT and ACT scores are 1,245 and 29.
“All of the professors I have had have been friendly and knowledgeable in their field," a Clemson graduate was quoted in the article as saying. "They are willing to help you succeed especially if you visit them in office hours. There are a variety of classes offered for each major as well as a unique list of leisure skills classes to choose from.”
The complete Money magazine list is available online at http://bit.ly/29xPx8x