Clemson Assails Allegations That It Manipulates 'U.S. News' Rankings

Clemson University, stung by charges by one of its own researchers that it willfully manipulates the U.S. News & World Report rankings, fired back on Wednesday, saying the accusations are “outrageous” examples of “urban legends” that have surrounded the university’s campaign to reach the top 20 of public research universities.

“The accusation that Clemson, its staff, and administrators have engaged in unethical conduct to achieve a higher ranking is untrue