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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 18,642 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Clemson acceptance rate is 47%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Marketing. Graduating 82% of students, Clemson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $43,600.
About Clemson University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
201 Sikes Hall
Clemson, SC 29634

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
47%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1220-1390
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$18,757/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,296/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.205 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.223 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.224 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,642Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
760
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 133 responses
Report
  • Spirited
    41%
  • Committed
    20%
  • Passionate
    11%
  • HAPPY
    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.245 responses
Poll
51%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.266 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 137 responses
Report
  • CLEMSON FAMILY
    28%
  • BLEEDS ORANGE and PURPLE
    18%
  • Spirit
    11%
  • All the above
    10%
  • Pride
    8%
  • "A.L.L.I.N."
    7%
  • Family
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.135 responses
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My first semester at Clemson University has been so great! I have really enjoyed the classes and the people are extremely friendly. It is sometimes hard to get around campus, but you can either take the bus, walk, or bike pretty much anywhere. Of course, football is a big deal so the games are extremely fun and its always great to get into the school spirit throughout the week. My advisor has been really helpful and there's so many resources like tutoring, career workshops and organizational clubs to help you be as successful as you can be.I love Clemson so much!
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I love Clemson University! The atmosphere is great, along with the many clubs and organizations you can get involved with. The campus is beautiful, especially the amphitheater and reflection pond. Ive had some great professors who truly care about you that you can see. Along with all of that, the football and Clemson athletics are also awesome. Clemson University is a great college to attend.
I will never run out of amazing things to say about Clemson. If you want to feel like you are a part of a family, Clemson is the place to be. There was not one person that I met when I visited, faculty or students, that was not so welcoming and kind. The campus is so beautiful and open and it is somewhere that I feel as though I belong. I didn't want to leave when I went, I felt like I was supposed to stay there! The resources and technology that they have available to students are endless and the professors and world-renowned. The atmosphere and feeling of togetherness that you feel when you are there is so breathtaking and that's what makes going to Clemson so special; you truly are part of the Tiger Family.