CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- College Consensus (http://www.collegeconsensus.com), a unique new college ranking website, has published their ranking of the Best Colleges in South Carolina 2018 at https://www.collegeconsensus.com/ranking/best-colleges-sc/
To identify the Best Colleges in South Carolina for 2018, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student reviews to produce a unique consensus score for each school. According to College Consensus founder Jeremy Alder, "Like Rotten Tomatoes does for movies, College Consensus gathers college rankings and reviews from around the web and distills them into a simple, easy to understand score so students can quickly and easily compare schools. It is the ranking of all rankings, so to speak." Learn more about the College Consensus rankings methodology at http://www.collegeconsensus.com/about/.
College Consensus identified the best-ranked colleges in the Palmetto State (presented here in alphabetical order):
Anderson University - Anderson, SC
Charleston Southern University - Charleston, SC
The Citadel - Charleston, SC
Claflin University - Orangeburg, SC
Clemson University - Clemson, SC
Coastal Carolina University - Conway, SC
Coker College - Hartsville, SC
College of Charleston - Charleston, SC
Columbia College - Columbia, SC
Columbia International University - Columbia, SC
Converse College - Spartanburg, SC
Erskine College - Due West, SC
Francis Marion University - Florence, SC
Furman University - Greenville, SC
Lander University - Greenwood, SC
Limestone College - Gaffney, SC
Newberry College - Newberry, SC
North Greenville University - Greenville, SC
Presbyterian College - Clinton, SC
University of South Carolina-Aiken - Aiken, SC
University of South Carolina-Beaufort - Beaufort, SC
University of South Carolina-Columbia - Columbia, SC
University of South Carolina-Upstate - Spartanburg, SC
Winthrop University - Rock Hill, SC
Wofford College - Spartanburg, SC
Originally, South Carolina was supposed to be designed entirely by philosopher John Locke as a utopian vision of the most advanced modern society. Only the city of Charleston actually incorporated any of those plans, but it became a synonym for refinement and culture in a state that defined Southern wealth, thanks to cotton and the slave trade. However, as the leading instigator of the Civil War, South Carolina suffered from a long period of instability, making it one of the poorest states in the US through the 20th century. The 21st century, however, has seen South Carolina regroup, turning its historical roots in agriculture and mechanics into bioengineering and manufacturing. Today, from one of the lowest points any American state has seen, South Carolina is turning to its strengths, especially higher education.
As Managing Editor Carrie Sealey-Morris puts it, South Carolina's colleges and universities "are leading the state's charge into the 21st century with research that build on a long heritage of agriculture and innovation; technical training that makes a strong, informed workforce; and professional programs that prepare the next generation of leaders in industry, government, medicine, and education." From "historic institutions like The Citadel, Furman University, and the College of Charleston" that stand to "remind South Carolina of a three-century old tradition of excellence," to research universities like Clemson, that "carry on South Carolina's history, but link it to the latest discoveries in technology, engineering, and science," higher education is "helping to make the Palmetto State a contender in the modern marketplace." South Carolina is also home to influential liberal arts colleges, Christian colleges, and women's colleges, demonstrating that "South Carolina's best colleges and universities are South Carolina's best self."
College Consensus is a new approach to college rankings. We combine the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student review scores from around the web to produce an aggregate College Consensus rating for each school.
SOURCE College Consensus