CLEMSON — The Calhoun Honors College at Clemson University is ranked among the top 10 honors colleges in the nation by Public University Honors in its latest ranking of honors colleges.

Public University Honors rated or reviewed 75 honors programs across the country to select the best.

Calhoun Honors College logoThe Calhoun Honors College received a 5.0 rating.

The related book, “Inside Honors,” gives an in-depth analysis of the top schools. The book explains that top programs were selected on the basis of number of honors sections, honors credits required for graduation, extent of honors participation, honors graduation rate and the honors facilities provided, among other factors. The colleges were then awarded an overall score from 0 to 5.0.

The Calhoun Honors College has an enrollment of almost 1,400 students who attend small honors classes with top professors and are eligible for grants to perform research and study abroad. The median SAT score of freshmen entering the college is 1440 and they rank in the top 1.2 percent of their classes on average. More than 100 have won major fellowships since 2006.

“Our top-10 national ranking is a tribute to our amazing students, our dedicated faculty and staff, and our close working relationships with partners all across campus. It’s clear evidence of the Honors College’s and the university’s strong commitment to academic excellence,” said William Lasser, executive director of the college.

The Calhoun Honors College recently opened a state-of-the-art Honors Center in Core Campus.