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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
Clemson is a highly rated public university located in South Carolina. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 17,883 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Clemson acceptance rate is 51%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Biology, and Marketing. Graduating 81% of students, Clemson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,600.
About Clemson University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
201 Sikes Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
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Clemson University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
51%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1150-1340
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$17,797/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,905/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,113/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,863/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,563/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,683/ year
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Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.205 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.213 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.214 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,883Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 123 responses
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  • Spirited
    42%
  • Committed
    20%
  • HAPPY
    9%
  • Passionate
    9%
  • Preppy
    7%
  • Average
    4%
  • All the above
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.235 responses
Poll
52%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.256 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 127 responses
Report
  • CLEMSON FAMILY
    28%
  • BLEEDS ORANGE and PURPLE
    18%
  • Spirit
    12%
  • All the above
    9%
  • Pride
    9%
  • "A.L.L.I.N."
    7%
  • Family
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.135 responses
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Clemson University Reviews

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As a transfer student, I was nervous about my upcoming experience at Clemson. I began to wonder from my previous year of college whether or not college was for me. However, within hours of starting Clemson I began to realize that college here was going to be great. My professors have embedded within me a love to read, and I have read more books that were not required by my classes, within my two years here, than I had in all of middle school and high school. Even though I did not focus on the social life at Clemson when I first started, I quickly was able to find friends from all backgrounds, some being from various clubs and fraternities, to those on the football team. College game day at Clemson is quite possibly the most exciting sports venue in the United States! Clemson has given me the ability to grow as a person, both academically and socially, and I see myself as being a better man since coming Clemson than I was two years ago before I enrolled here!
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Clemson University is a wonderful school for boys to become gentlemen and for girls to become ladies. The southern culture allows college students to mature exponentially, preparing them for the working world. Clemson has wondering academic programs as well as a wide variety of organizations that profit student involvement. The organizations bring students together and build dynamic relationships with the students and faculty. The town of Clemson is a huge hangout stop for students and is also kid/family friendly! Saturday game days are a great way for everyone in Clemson to gather in the town and rally before watching the Tigers play. Clemson is safe and has several modes of transportation to keep students safe at all hours of the night. I recommend visiting Clemson University and adding it the list of schools to apply to. Go Tigers!
Overall Clemson University is a great school! People both care a lot about academics and social life and there is definitely a good balance of both. From the football, to the campus, to the academics, and the overall experience, Clemson is definitely a great choice. You really feel that you are apart of the “Clemson family” and want to show off that you went/go here. The only negatives of the school is that if you are not part of an organization or greek life, social life can be hard to find and hard to meet people. Also, for the most part, on campus housing is not too great besides a few places. Overall tremendous school though!