Clemson ranked #1 in three categories by The Princeton Review

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CLEMSON ­— Clemson University offers the best career services, has great community relations and football-loving students, according to The Princeton Review’s “Best 380 Colleges” 2016 edition.

Clemson is rated No. 1 in the categories of Student Career Services, Town-Gown Relations and Students Pack the Stadium in the rankings that were released Monday.

Clemson also ranked:

No. 2 in Their Students Love These Colleges
No. 5 in Everyone Plays Intramural Sports
No. 7 Happiest Students
No. 13 in Most Conservative Students
No. 15 in Students Most Engaged in Community Service
No. 15 in Future Rotarians and Daughters of the American Revolution
It was the first time Clemson was ranked first in Career Services.

“I believe there are three reasons The Princeton Review ranked career services at Clemson as the best in the country,” said Neil Burton, executive director of Clemson’s Center for Career and Professional Development.

“First, we really like students, and students recognize that when they come see us. Second, we honor students as individuals and tailor our services to meet their specific goals. Third, we have terrific faculty and staff partners who embrace career development as a campus-wide priority.”

A recent survey of graduates showed that 71 percent of them left Clemson with some form of internship or co-op experience. Graduates who completed an internship or co–op assignment were 20 percent more likely to have a job at graduation.

Also contributing to students’ career success is Clemson’s alumni network, which The Princeton Review ranked the best in the nation earlier this year.

The rankings are based on surveys of 136,000 students at the 380 colleges in the book in 2014-15 and/or the previous two school years. The survey asks students 80 questions about their school’s academics, administration, student body and themselves.

“Our 62 ranking lists provide students with a way to see the types of colleges that could help them achieve their future goals and dreams,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s senior vice president-publisher.
The new lists appear in The Princeton Review’s 2016 edition, “The Best 380 Colleges” (Penguin Random House / Princeton Review Books, $23.99), that goes on sale Tuesday.

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