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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 18,971 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Clemson acceptance rate is 47%. Popular majors include Industrial Engineering, Business, and Marketing. Graduating 84% of students, Clemson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $43,600.
201 Sikes Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference

Clemson University Rankings

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

Clemson Admissions

Acceptance Rate
47%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
1230-1400
ACT Range
27-32
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$21,482/ 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
$10,698/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

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.234 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.235 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
8
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
5
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    23%
  • On Campus
    76%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,971Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
698
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 143 responses
  • Spirited
    38%
  • Committed
    20%
  • Passionate
    11%
  • HAPPY
    10%
  • Preppy
    7%
  • All the above
    3%
  • Average
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.256 responses
Poll
51%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.277 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 148 responses
  • CLEMSON FAMILY
    28%
  • BLEEDS ORANGE and PURPLE
    17%
  • All the above
    11%
  • Spirit
    10%
  • Pride
    8%
  • "A.L.L.I.N."
    7%
  • Family
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
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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Clemson University Reviews

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I love it here at Clemson, it's like one big family and friendly community. The professors and the courses can be challenging, but we are provided all resources and office hours necessary to help us all succeed, that is what I love about Clemson. Besides the academics, the leisures, amenities, and the get-togethers including football provided on campus, gives us all an opportunity to come together after days and weeks of studying to socialize and meet new people all around campus! Not only is the campus beautifully well-kept, but there are always positive vibes going around with plenty of places to sit down, study, and relax at like the Bowman field, amphitheater, and the President's park. It's hard to believe that this upcoming year is my last year here and I honestly am not ready to leave.
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Clemson is a great university! It is beautiful, fun, and full of life! The academics are interesting and challenging, and the professors do care about their students. My one complaint is the overall lack of accessibility. As a student with a chronic pain condition that makes walking difficult, Clemson is hard to navigate at times because it is very hilly, and doesn’t provide a lot of accommodations to the landscape. But besides that, it’s such a wonderful place! I truly love it!
The campus is beautiful as well as the surrounding area, and everyone is overall very welcoming. I struggled a lot to make friends my first year despite living on campus, but most people are friendly overall. There are adequate study spaces, the dining hall aren't terrible, and I've loved most of my professors and advisors! I would not want to go anywhere else!