For anyone seeking higher education, especially for students starting their senior year of high school, choosing where to pursue your degree can be a difficult decision.
Using 17 measures of academic quality, U.S. News & World Report analyzed 1,500 institutions to compile a list of the best colleges in the U.S. for 2022-2023. While the top of the list is filled with mostly Ivy Leagues, there are several public and private universities that found a spot on the list, including two of South Carolina's most popular colleges.
So which South Carolina universities were named among of the best colleges in the country?
- No. 77: Clemson University
- No. 115: University of South Carolina (Columbia)
Clemson University in Clemson received the highest ranking of both South Carolina colleges on the list. A public university founded in 1889 with an undergraduate enrollment of 21,653 as of Fall 2021, Clemson has an acceptance rate of 49%.
These are the Top 20 colleges in America:
- Princeton University (New Jersey)
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts)
- Harvard University (Massachusetts)
- Stanford University (California)
- Yale University (Connecticut)
- University of Chicago (Illinois)
- TIED: Johns Hopkins University (Maryland) and University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania)
- California Institute of Technology (California)
- TIED: Duke University (North Carolina) and Northwestern University (Illinois)
- Dartmouth College (New Hampshire)
- TIED: Brown University (Rhode Island) and Vanderbilt University (Tennessee)
- TIED: Rice University (Texas) and Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri)
- Cornell University (New York)
- TIED: Columbia University (New York) and University of Notre Dame (Indiana)
- TIED: University of California, Berkley and University of California, Los Angeles (both California)
Check out U.S. News & World Report's full list of the best colleges in America for 2023.