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The Best Colleges in Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in as ranked by CollegeSimply. This ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading the 2019 ranking as the best college in is Clemson University.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Clemson University 131 242 154
2 Furman University 144 524 79
3 Wofford College 259 769 167
4 University of South Carolina Columbia 222 863 302
5 Presbyterian College 440 652 348
6 North Greenville University 360 525 1,017
7 Columbia International University 1,088 81 645
8 Winthrop University 617 893 616
9 Erskine College and Seminary 976 404 707
10 Anderson University 489 1,076 951
11 Coastal Carolina University 737 526 1,018
12 Claflin University 897 171 1,213
13 University of South Carolina Aiken 938 355 1,181
14 Lander University 1,010 269 1,295
15 Limestone College 977 301 1,245
16 Coker College 1,009 564 916
17 Newberry College 898 460 1,332
18 Francis Marion University 1,063 503 1,150
19 University of South Carolina Upstate 1,011 461 1,246
20 Charleston Southern University 1,037 420 1,270
21 University of South Carolina Beaufort 1,038 623 1,569
22 South Carolina State University 1,178 1,045 1,333
23 Southern Wesleyan University 1,690 354 1,149
24 Voorhees College 1,692 356 1,348

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2016-2017 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.