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Upstate universities get nods from Princeton Review

Staff Report //January 22, 2018//

Upstate universities get nods from Princeton Review

Staff Report //January 22, 2018//

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Two universities in the Upstate — Clemson University and Furman University — have been recognized in The Princeton Review’s Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.

Clemson is listed among the nation’s best institutions for students “seeking a superior education with unparalleled career preparation at an affordable price.” The educational service company touts Clemson’s faculty-to-student ratio, co-op and internship programs, and campus life as key contributors to student success, according to a news release.

“Students and families increasingly understand the importance of their investment in a strong college experience,” David Kuskowski, Clemson’s director of undergraduate admissions, said in the news release. “Students are reaping incredible opportunities from the experiences they have at Clemson, both inside of and outside of the classroom.”

Furman was ranked fourth among the nation’s 25 Best Schools for Making an Impact, one of seven categories in the Colleges That Pay You Back list. Inclusion in the impact category is based on student responses to questions about community service, student government, sustainability and student engagement on campus, according to a news release from Furman.

“Only 7% of the nation’s four-year colleges made it into this book,” Robert Franek, lead author of the report and The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief, said in the release. “These schools were bona fide standouts for the return they deliver on one’s college investment. They offer stellar academics, generous aid awards to students with need and/or merit, and provide their undergrads with career services from day one plus a lifetime of alumni connections.”