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-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
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
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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

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.209 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.210 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,238Undergrads
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 119 responses
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  • 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.231 responses
Poll
52%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.252 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 123 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
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
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 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!
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Going to Clemson was an amazing experience, I would highly recommend applying here! The students were extremely welcoming and I made so many life long friends. Additionally, the athletics here are great! As an avid college football fan, there is no better place than Clemson on a game day. Finally, my academic experience here was also unrivaled. As a graduate of the dietetics program, my curriculum fully prepared me for a dietetic internship and a future career as a Registered Dietitian. The research component in the curriculum really set me apart from other internship applicants. Five star school!
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..."