A+
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
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
Clemson University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
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
52%
SAT Scores Range
1150-1340
ACT Scores Range
26-31
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Clemson University

Cost

Net Price
$16,799/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,581/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,327/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,488/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,306/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,585/ year

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
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.208 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.209 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,572Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 118 responses
Report
  • Spirited
    42%
  • Committed
    20%
  • HAPPY
    9%
  • Passionate
    9%
  • Preppy
    8%
  • Average
    4%
  • All the above
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.230 responses
Poll
51%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.251 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 122 responses
Report
  • CLEMSON FAMILY
    28%
  • BLEEDS ORANGE and PURPLE
    19%
  • Spirit
    12%
  • Pride
    9%
  • All the above
    8%
  • "A.L.L.I.N."
    7%
  • Family
    6%

After Clemson University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
47%
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

Clemson University Reviews

2,817 reviews
All Categories
Clemson University far surpassed my expectations of college. As a freshman, I immediately was surrounded by other students who became life long friends, teachers who were willing to help and support me in my learning, and athletics that brought the whole Clemson community together to cheer for the Tigers! It is challenging to NOT become involved through all the on-campus and off-campus organizations. It is true what they say about Clemson being the happiest school, everyone is so friendly and support each other through thick and thin. The surrounding lakes and mountains as well as the beautiful and historical buildings and monuments throughout Clemson makes its environment beautiful and peaceful. "There is something in these hills..."
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I am absolutely in love with Clemson. I am from Pittsburgh, PA, so living in the South is a big change, but it's a large part of Clemson's appeal. The campus is stunning and nearly every person you see walking around will smile at you. I always feel welcomed and safe around campus. There are so many clubs and organizations to get involved in at Clemson, the choices are overwhelming. The D1 sports are a great selling point too; football games may be one of my favorite things about Clemson! The faculty members I have interacted with have been great and very helpful: professors, academic advisers, etc. The academics at Clemson are pretty challenging, especially in the Honors College, but there are many resources such as tutoring and Peer Assisted Learning sessions at the Academic Success Center. Clemson is a fun, safe, welcoming environment in which students are encouraged to thrive.
I love it at Clemson, and if I could do it again, I would definitely make the same choice! My professors have always been smart, kind, and fair, and they challenge me in ways that make learning interesting. While there's been a fair amount of construction in the last few years, campus is still beautiful, and all the new facilities are definitely worth it! As for athletics, they can't be beat! Free tickets to every game? Yes, please! The local area is safe and has so much to do- I can't imagine going anywhere else.