Lowcountry colleges place well in News & Report school rankings

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The 2013 guide to the nation's top schools is out from U.S. News & World Report, and The Citadel and College of Charleston have once again placed well.

For the second year The Citadel was ranked number one for public universities in the South, and the College of Charleston received the number four slot in the same category. 

The Citadel also placed at number eight for best value schools in the South, and the College of Charleston was pegged as the number six up-and-coming school in the South.

As for South Carolina's heavyweights, Clemson University ranked 68 on a national scale and the University of South Carolina ranked 115. Clemson also earned number 11 in the category of public and private universities, and USC was at number 55 in national public universities. 

The 2013 Best Colleges guidebook is slated to go on sale in print on September 18.

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