Clemson has the happiest students, is the top jock school, Princeton Review says
The Princeton Review says Clemson has the happiest students and is the No. 1 jock school among universities in its 2009 edition of the Best 368 Colleges.
Clemson is ranked second on the list of schools having optimal town-gown relations and sixth on the list of colleges with the best quality of life. It also is included on the list of “colleges with a conscience,” a category that is not ranked, for its students' community service activities.
These are the categories in which Clemson is ranked and the ranking:
1 – Happiest Students
1 – Jock Schools (popularity of intercollegiate and intramural sports)
2 – Town-Gown Relations
6 – Best Quality of Life
7 – Best Athletic Facilities
7 – Students Pack the Stadiums (intercollegiate sports are popular)
8 – Best Career/Job Placement Services
8 – Everyone Plays Intramural Sports
20 – School Runs Like Butter (administration gets high marks)
“It’s no surprise that Clemson students are considered the happiest in these rankings. Clemson is a very caring and spirited place,” Dean of Students Joy Smith said.
“A lot of people work hard to provide the best quality of life for our students and make Clemson feel like a small college that still provides the education and opportunities of a big research university,” she said.
The rankings in “The Best 368 Colleges Guide” are based on surveys of 120,000 students from the past two years. For more, go to www.princetonreview.com.