South Carolina is home to five of the best colleges in the country, according to a new report from the Princeton Review.
The University of South Carolina, Clemson University, the College of Charleston, Furman University and Wofford College all ranked among the top 384 colleges in the country, according to the report.
The report is based on an 80-question survey of 138,000 students from throughout the country.
USC, Clemson, College of Charleston, Furman, Winthrop University, Wofford, Anderson University and Coker College all ranked among the top colleges in the Southeast.
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Universities are not given overall rankings compared to one another. However, the top 20 colleges in each category are given specific rankings, a result that also is determined by the 80-question survey.
Some colleges made out better than others. Clemson was the only college in S.C. to have a No. 1 ranking, which was for “students love their college.” Other colleges ranked high in less savory categories. The College of Charleston had some of the lowest racial or class interaction in the country. USC ranked among most LGBTQ-unfriendly schools and among the schools where students study the least.
Here is how each college that made it into the top 20 for a given category ranked:
No. 1 Students love their college
No. 2 Best career services
No. 2 Students pack the stadiums
No. 3 Everyone plays intramural sports
No. 6 Town-gown relations are great
No. 7 Happiest students
No. 20 Most religious students
College of Charleston
No. 14 College city gets high marks
No. 17 Most politically active students
No. 18 Little race/class interaction
No. 4 Most politically active students
No. 17 Most accessible professors
No. 17 Most active student government
University of South Carolina — Columbia
No. 15 LGBTQ unfriendly
No. 19 Students study the least
No. 9 Lots of Greek life
No. 12 Most religious students
No. 13 Most popular study-abroad program
No. 17 Most conservative students