Clemson University - The Princeton Review College Rankings & Reviews (2024)

About

From the School

Set in a college town with a beautiful backdrop of lakeshore and mountains, Clemson University attracts students looking for a rigorous academic experience, world-class research opportunities, strong sense of community and vibrant school spirit. We invite you to pursue greatness here.

One of the country's most selective public research universities, Clemson was founded in 1889 with a mission to be a "high seminary of learning" dedicated to teaching, research and service. Today, these three concepts remain at the heart of the University and provide the framework for an exceptional educational experience.

At Clemson, professors take the time to get to know students and explore innovative ways of teaching. Exceptional teaching is one reason our retention and graduation rates rank among the highest in the country for public universities and why Clemson continues to attract a talented student body.

In 2021, 55 percent of incoming first-year students were ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school classes, and the middle 50 percent of reported SAT scores ranged from 1240 to 1400.

The University is committed to the success of its students. For the Fall 2020 class, Clemson's student retention rate was 94 percent. Much of this is due to the Academic Success Center (ASC), which is recognized nationally and internationally for its programs in collegiate learning. The ASC is housed in a 35,000-square-foot facility where it offers free one-on-one tutoring services for more than 80 courses as well as for additional courses as the need arises. Peer-Assisted Learning, academic skills workshops and academic coaching are also available free to all Clemson students.

Clemson has also received national attention for its innovative Creative Inquiry undergraduate research program, which is open to every student and provides hands-on experiences that often inform future career paths. Faculty mentors lead team-based investigations where students take the lead on innovative discoveries that help them stand out when applying to jobs and graduate schools.

From cheering on the Tigers at a football game to socializing at the Hendrix Student Center, Clemson students can participate in a wide variety of activities outside the classroom. There are more than 500 student clubs and organizations on campus, from fraternities and sororities to international groups, military organizations, religious, service, sports, fitness, performing arts and much more.

As a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, Clemson boasts 19 NCAA Division I athletic teams. Admission to regular-season events played on campus is included in University fees for full-time students, including football, basketball, soccer, baseball, cross-country, track and field, golf, volleyball, softball, tennis and rowing.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact

Tracey O?Kelley
Director of the Class of 1944 Visitors Center

Address

Admissions Office
105 Sikes Hall
Clemson, SC 296345124

Phone

8646562287

Email

cuvisit@clemson.edu


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus

SC Botanical Garden/ Discovery Center/Geology Muse
Hendrix Student Center - Clemson Ice Cream
Conference Center and Inn at Clemson/Walker Golf C
Fort Hill - John C. Calhoun House
Lee Art Gallery
Please visit: http://www.clemson.edu/visitors/index.html

Most Popular Places Off Campus

T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena
Lake Hartwell
Downtown Clemson/ Shopping and Dining
International Center Automotive Research
The Blue Ridge Mountains
Please visit: http://www.clemson.edu/visitors/places-interest.html


Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center

Monday-Sunday

8am-4:30pm, abridged weekend hrs- open afternoon

8646562287

Campus Tours

Appointment Required: Yes

Dates: Year-round

Times: Mon-Sat 9:45 am and 1:45 pm: Sun 1:45 pm

Average Length: 2 hours


On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Yes

Information Sessions

Available

Times

Interviews have no bearing on Admission.


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

N/A

Arrangements

Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice

Other

Contact Email Address for Visit

http://clemsontigers.cstv.com/school-bio


Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Varies

Arrangements

Contact Visiting Center


Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Not Available

Limitations

N/A


Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus

The Greenville-Spartanburg Airport in Greenville, SC is a 1-hour drive from campus. Arrange for a rental car or the airport shuttle for the drive from the airport to the campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus

From I-85, exit to US Rte. 76 (north and west). Follow US 76 to South Carolina Hwy. 93 W. Follow Highway 93 to Sikes Hall (admissions office) and to the Visitors Center (just off Hwy. 93 across from Sikes Hall).

Local Accommodations

Within a mile and a half of Clemson there are several chain motels. Days Inn, Ramada Inn, Sleep Inn, Hampton Inn, Comfort Inn and Lake Hartwell Inn. On campus, we have the James F. Martin Inn (864/ 656-9020)available, as well as golf privileges. Ramada Inn (U.S. Hwy. 123 and 76; 864-654-7501) has an indoor pool, live entertainment in the lounge Monday through Saturday, and a patio and balconies that open up into an atrium with the pool and gazebo. Comfort Inn (1305 Tiger Blvd.; 864-653-3600) has an outdoor pool and an exercise room. For charm the choice is the Liberty Hall Inn (Business Rte. 28, Pendleton; 864-646-7500), about 6 miles away. The Inn's inexpensive rates include breakfast. The inn is on the National Register of Historic Places, and the area in which it is located is exceptionally lovely.

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Admissions

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  • Selectivity Rating

Admissions

Overall

From The School

In 2021, the University received 47,007 applications for a Fall freshman class of 4,593.

For first-year applicants, the following factors are considered: class standing, standardized test scores (SAT or ACT), high school curriculum, grades and choice of major. All entering first-year students must have completed 4 credits of English, 3 credits of mathematics, 3 credits of laboratory science, 3 credits of a foreign language (in the same language), 3 credits of social sciences, 1 credit of U.S. history, 1 credit of physical education or ROTC, and 1 credit of fine arts.

To be considered for transfer admission, candidates must have completed a full year of college study (a minimum of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of transferable work), earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (3.0 preferred) and completed freshman-level courses in English, science and mathematics for their intended major at Clemson.

Application deadlines for first-year fall/summer admission are October 15 (Early Action deadline- application submitted and file complete), January 2 (Regular Decision deadline- application submitted and file complete), and December 15 for the spring semester. For transfer admissions, the application deadlines are July 1 (Fall semester) and December 15 (Spring semester).


Overview

Applicants:47,001

Acceptance Rate:49%

Average HS GPA:4.38


GPA Breakdown

77%

4.0

11%

3.75 - 3.99

7%

3.50 - 3.74

3%

3.25 - 3.49

1%

3.00 - 3.24

1%

2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)

610 - 700

SAT Math

25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)

610 - 720

SAT Composite Scores

25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)

1240 - 1400

ACT Composite Scores

25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)

27 - 32


Testing Policies

Superscore ACT

No

Superscore SAT

Yes

Standardized testing policy for use in admission

Requires applicants to submit either the SAT or ACT


Deadlines

Regular — May 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record

Class Rank

Academic GPA

Standardized Test Scores


Selectivity Rating

Admissions selectivity rating

92/99


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Academics

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  • Faculty and Class Information
  • Graduation Rates
  • Majors
  • Students Say
  • Degrees
  • Career Services
  • Prominent Alumni
  • Academic Rating

Academics

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

Honors College

The Clemson University Honors College is a University wide program that combines the strengths of a public, land-grant university with those of a highly selective small college. Honors students may choose to pursue departmental honors within their specific academic discipline. In addition, EUREKA! (Experiences in Undergraduate Research, Exploration and Knowledge Advancement) is a unique and exciting program that enables honors students to pursue research and scholarly activities with faculty members across all disciplines. The advantages of membership in the Honors College include priority registration, extended library loan privileges, honors research grants and a special living-learning community.

The National Scholars Program is a highly selective program for exceptional students who strive to meet their highest intellectual potential. One of its goals is to develop the interests and talents students need to compete for Rhodes, Marshall and Truman scholarships; Fulbright Grants; National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships; and other prestigious international fellowships. In 2017-2018, six Clemson students received National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships. Three recent Clemson graduates received Fulbright grants to conduct research or teach abroad, and two students received honorable mentions for the Goldwater Scholars award.

In 2020-2021, seven Clemson students received National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships. Two students were awarded Goldwater Scholarships, and one student was Clemson's first Gates Cambridge Scholar.

Undergraduate Research

Each year, more than 400 Creative Inquiry projects are conducted with 450 faculty members.

Programs for Educational Enrichment and Retention

In 2018, Clemson became the nation's 13th highest producer of African American undergraduates receiving baccalaureate degrees in engineering, according to the magazine Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

Living-Learning Communities

There are living options for students interested in business, engineering and science, civics and service, honors courses, and much more.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Students can select from more than 80 undergraduate and 120 graduate degree programs offered by seven colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences; Architecture, Arts and Humanities; Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences; The Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business; Education; Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences; and Science. To find out what majors are available, visit: clemson.edu/degrees.


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty

16.3:1

Total Faculty

1,828

with Terminal Degree

1,405

1,043

Men

785

Women

321

Minority

64

International

Most frequent class size

20 - 29

Most frequent lab / sub section size

2 - 9

Professors interesting rating

86/99

Professors accessible rating

92/99


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years

60%

Graduate in 5 years

81%

Graduate in 6 years

84%


Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations.
  • Agricultural Economics.
  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other.
  • Agronomy and Crop Science.
  • Food Science and Technology, Other.
  • Food Science.
  • Horticultural Science.
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General.
  • Turf and Turfgrass Management.
  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Environmental Design/Architecture.
  • Landscape Architecture.
  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • French Studies.
  • German Studies.
  • Japanese Studies.
  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Animal Genetics.
  • Biochemistry.
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Genetics, General.
  • Microbiology, General.
  • Physiology, General.
  • Plant Genetics.
  • Plant Pathology/Phytopathology.
  • Plant Physiology.
  • Zoology/Animal Biology.
  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management.
  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Graphic Communications, General.
  • Graphic Communications, Other.
  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Information Technology.
  • EDUCATION.

  • Agricultural Teacher Education.
  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Community College Education.
  • Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education, General.
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
  • Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • French Language Teacher Education.
  • History Teacher Education.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Social Science Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other.
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education.
  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other.
  • ENGINEERING.

  • Agricultural Engineering.
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Ceramic Sciences and Engineering.
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, Other.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics.
  • Engineering, General.
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Materials Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Textile Sciences and Engineering.
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • English Literature (British and Commonwealth).
  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other.
  • Textile Science.
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.
  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN).
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies.
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy.
  • HIGH SCHOOL/SECONDARY DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES.

  • High School/Secondary Certificates, Other.
  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.
  • History, Other.
  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.
  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Forest Resources Production and Management.
  • Forestry, General.
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy.
  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General.
  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.
  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Community Psychology.
  • Psychology, General.
  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.
  • Public Policy Analysis, General.
  • SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS.

  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician.
  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.
  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Commercial and Advertising Art.
  • Design and Visual Communications, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Industrial and Product Design.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other.

Students Say

If you’re looking for an education to prepare you for the post-grad world, look no further. At Clemson University, “academics are definitely not a joke.” Some say that “classes and homework and study[ing] take up far more than the majority of [their] time.” Many students are quick to highlight Clemson’s STEM program, which they note is “rigorous and challenging,” but acknowledge the hard work ultimately develops “some of the strongest leaders in research.” And although the “majority of classes are lecture based,” undergrads say that “professors ask questions and use other methods to keep you engaged.” From the student perspective, instructors “seem to genuinely care about their students both personally and academically.” Importantly, Clemson professors also tend to be “passionate about what they teach and get really excited about the material.” Additionally, they’re prone to “push[ing] you, but not to a point you cannot handle.” As this undergrad concludes, “They care if I learn the material, but care more about [helping me] grow...personally and shaping [me] into the engineer they see in me.”


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate


Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network

Alumni Services

Classes

Interest Inventory

Internships

Regional Alumni

Opportunities at School

Coop

Experiential

Internship


Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni

Lucas Glover

Winner of the US Open, 2009

Jane Robelot

formerly with CBS News

Donald Logan

CEO, Time-Warner

John Floyd

Editor, So. Living Magazine

Nancy O'Dell

Access Hollywood

Harvey B. Gantt

Former Mayor of Charlotte, NC

Shawn Weatherly

Miss Universe, 1980


Academic Rating

Academic rating

80/99

Careers

  • Graduation Rates
  • Career Services
  • Students Say

Careers

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years

60%

Graduate in 5 years

81%

Graduate in 6 years

84%


Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network

Alumni Services

Classes

Interest Inventory

Internships

Regional Alumni

Opportunities at School

Coop

Experiential

Internship


ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:


Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)

$68,300

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)

$122,800

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)

$70,400

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)

$127,900

Percent High Job Meaning

52%

Percent STEM

35%

Return on Investment (ROI) rating

89/99


Students Say

The Center for Career and Professional Development (a collaboration between the Michelin Career Center, the Cooperative Education Program, and the University Professional Internship/Co-op Program) offers a full schedule of events and workshops throughout the year, including career fairs (for both specialized industries and general employment), mock interviews, career counseling, and professional development workshops. The Career Center is actively engaged in helping students find jobs, arranging recruitment sessions that are regularly posted on ClemsonJobLink, and helping students gain real-world experience (and often future job offers) through the co-operative education program. Additionally, the Clemson Tiger pride extends long beyond graduation, and Clemson’s alumni are “very involved with current operations of the University.” One student says, “I knew that once I graduate from Clemson, I would have no problem getting a job because so many people have heard how wonderful Clemson is.” Of the Clemson University alumni visiting PayScale.com, the median starting salary is $68,300, with 52 percent reporting that they derive a high level of meaning from their jobs.

Tuition & Aid

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  • Dates
  • Required Forms
  • Available Aid
  • Financial Aid Statistics
  • Financial Aid Rating
  • Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition & Aid

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

S.C. Resident Full Time (per year)
Tuition and Fees* $15,558
Room and Board (approximate)
$12,234 Books and Supplies (approximate)** $1,248
Total $29,040

Nonresident Full Time (per year)
Tuition and Fees* $38,550
Room and Board (approximate) $12,234
Books and Supplies (approximate)** $1,248
Total $52,032

Other Expenses
Estimated personal/transportation $5,056
Estimated computer cost** $1,886

*Assumes health and other mandatory fees (required for all full-time students) and average lab fees. Major enrichment fees apply to some majors and can range up to $2,500.
br> **All students are required to own a laptop computer. For details, go to clemson.edu/laptop.

All figures are for the 2021-2022 academic year and are subject to change.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is usually awarded based on need to supplement the amount students and their parents can contribute to college expenses. The University also awards some scholarships based entirely on academic merit. Clemson offers financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment, and 87 percent of all students receive financial aid at Clemson.

The Office of Admissions automatically reviews each applicant to Clemson for scholarship eligibility (no additional scholarship application required). Test scores, class rank, GPA and financial need are all considered when awarding scholarships. Incoming freshmen must apply for admission by December 1 to be considered. Test scores need to be received by Clemson by December 31 for scholarship consideration. The high school transcript submitted for admission evaluation will be the same transcript used to determine merit scholarship eligibility. Information regarding scholarship packages will be communicated to students in the spring. To be eligible for federal and state-based aid, students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA located at fafsa.gov by January 2. For more information regarding specific scholarship types and amounts, visit clemson.edu/financial-aid.


Dates

Application Deadlines

Notification Date

Mar 1


Required Forms

FAFSA


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

$11,942

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

$11,196

Average Need-Based Loan

$4,273

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

48%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

$32,934

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

$6,795

Financial aid provided to international students

No


Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)

$13,838

Tuition (Out-of-State)

$36,430

Required Fees

$1,282

Average Cost for Books and Supplies

$1,248

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study

Yes

Board for Commuters

$1,664

Transportation for Commuters

$2,706


Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Federal

Scholarships and Grants


Need-Based

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds

Need-Based Federal Pell

Need-Based Private Scholarships

Need-Based SEOG

Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Direct PLUS Loans

Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans

Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Yes

Direct Lender

No


Financial Aid Rating

Financial Aid Rating

77/99

Student Body

  • Student Body Profile
  • Demographics
  • Students Say

Student Body

Overall

From The School

At Clemson, school spirit is a color—Solid Orange—and it's hard to miss on fall Saturdays in Death Valley when more than 80,000 fans cheer on the Clemson Tigers. Take a walk through campus on any night, and you'll see the campus alive with students playing intramural sports, going to concerts, attending Greek mixers or gathering to meet with any of Clemson's 500+ student organizations.


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment

21,653

Foreign Countries Represented

84


Demographics

2.74%

Asian

5.67%

Black

7.22%

Hispanic

78.11%

Caucasian

1.29%

Unknown

51% female

49% male

43% are out of state

96% are full time

4% are part time


Students Say

You don’t have to be on Clemson’s campus for very long to recognize the “family atmosphere” that ripples through the entire university. Indeed, although it’s a large, public institution, Clemson still manages to generate a “small town feel” and a culture where “everyone has everyone else’s backs.” Of course, it’s also easy to socialize when you have peers who are “extremely nice and polite.” One undergrad further explains, “The student body is much more relaxed than most; few political or social controversies are on our campus, and school spirit is high.” However, they are serious about their academics with numerous undergrads sharing that their classmates are “dedicated to their studies.”

Given that Clemson is located in South Carolina, it’s none too surprising to learn that a number of students here have “southern roots.” And while many undergrads also acknowledge that their peers are “predominantly white,” they are quick to assert that “diversity among races, ethnicities, and genders is growing.” This student notices the effort, sharing that his classmates “come from all different places and backgrounds.” Despite coming from different backgrounds, what brings these students together is “an abundance of school pride and love for [the] university.” One student poetically concludes, “Our differences are strong, but I think it’s the love of campus—the way we can see the mountains in the distance and breathe such fresh air, walk everywhere we need to be in 15 minutes or less, and the fierce spirit that we’ll always call Clemson home—that unites us and makes us feel like old friends.”

Campus Life

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  • Student Activities
  • Special Needs Admissions
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Campus Life

Overview

From The School


Location

Housing

Located within a 10- to 15-minute walk to class, Clemson's 22 residence halls and five apartment complexes offer a vast selection of living arrangements.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Fike Recreation Center
Fike is a 200,000-square-foot recreation center that features a fitness atrium complete with a suspended running track that overlooks the indoor courts. It's also equipped with indoor swimming facilities, fitness studios, racquetball courts, state-of-the-art cardio equipment, weights, locker rooms and a climbing wall.

Health Center
Redfern Health Center provides medical services, counseling and psychological services, and health-related programs like alcohol and drug education. It's one of the nation's few on-campus accredited health centers.

Hendrix Student Center
The Hendrix Student Center is the hub of campus activity and is located a step away from most housing. Here you can find people taking a yoga class or enjoying a meal at the food court. It's home to the University bookstore and offers plenty of quiet places to stop and study. It also has a movie theater, ice cream parlor and much more.

Housing
Located within a 10to 15-minute walk to class, Clemson's 23 residence halls and four apartment communities offer a vast selection of living arrangements.

Information Technology
The University's wireless networking capability lets students communicate with professors and classmates, read online course materials, check email and conduct research all from their own laptops.

Watt Family Innovation Center
The Watt Family Innovation Center offers a collaborative environment where students can engage with faculty and industry leaders to generate ideas and solve problems. Engineering and technology feature prominently in the 70,000-square-foot space for teaching and research, from the two-story media grid and moveable electronic walls to the lights that automatically sense when someone is in a room.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Study Abroad
Clemson students are strongly encouraged to incorporate a study-abroad experience in their overall Clemson journey. Programs are available on six continents for all disciplines and interests. These include faculty-led programs, exchange programs and programs available through Clemson's partnerships with study-abroad providers and institutions. Students in a variety of majors also have opportunities at Clemson campuses in South Carolina and around the world, including the Archbold Center in Dominica; the Daniel Center in Genoa, Italy; and the Brussels Center in Belgium.

Cooperative Education
The Cooperative Education program provides an opportunity for students to alternate periods of academic study with semesters of paid, career-related, engaged-learning experiences to bridge the gap between academic study and its application in professional practice. Clemson's career center pairs about 2,200 students annually with companies seeking interns or co-op students. Internships are also available on campus where students can work part or full-time, with many in full-time positions having the option of earning credit. The Princeton Review ranks Clemson's career services program as the No. 5 career office in the nation.

Community Service
An important aspect of Clemson is its dedication to improving the world through public service. In a typical year, Clemson students contribute over 100,000 service hours, earning the University national recognition on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Opportunities to make a difference are available through student service organizations, ongoing service projects and one-time service events on campus, in the community, across the nation or around the world. The 2015 National Survey on Student Engagement reports that 61 percent of first-year Clemson students and 94 percent of seniors said "at least some" of their courses included high-impact practices such as service-learning.


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus

33%

Help finding off-campus housing

Yes

Quality of life rating

93/99

First-Year Students living on campus

99%

Campus Environment

Village

Fire safety rating

96/99


Housing Options

Apartment Single

Disabled Student

Dorms Coed

Dorms Female

Dorms Male

Frat Sorority

International Student

Other

Theme Housing

Wellness Housing


Students Say

It’s virtually impossible to be bored at Clemson University. “We all have multiple things that we are involved in,” says one student, “whether it be clubs or jobs or going to sports games.” Just what kind of organizations are available? Undergrads participate in everything from student government and mock trial to wiffleball club and Dance Marathon. Additionally, “intramural sports [are] very popular” with lots of people especially gravitating to spikeball. Greek life also has a large presence on campus, with some mentioning it “made their college experience very unique and made transitioning to college very easy.”

When it comes partying, students say that “Clemson has more of a house party scene than a bar scene, especially before students turn 21.” One individual further clarifies, “As a freshman, frat parties are the main source of ‘going-out,’ but this changes...once people live in apartments.” Though if you’re not a big partier, there’s no reason to fret. It’s just as common for students “to travel on the weekends, go to the lake or on nearby hikes, or find other activities.”


Special Needs Admissions

Director

Margaret M. Camp

College Entrance Tests Required

Yes

Interview Required

No


Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations

292

Number of Honor Societies

23

Number of Social Sororities

17

Number of Religious Organizations

24

8% join a fraternity

17% join a sorority


Sports

Athletic Division

Division I

Men's Sports (Tigers)

12 Sports


Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Women's Sports (Tigers)

11 Sports


Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball


Student Services

LGBT Support Groups

Minority Support Groups

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus


Sustainability

Green rating

60*


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety/#/


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

75

Fee for Network Use

Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Yes

Description

Clemson requires the purchase of laptop computers. IBM laptops are the computer of choice at present time.

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