Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeA+
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.
NCAA Division I-FBS
Atlantic Coast Conference
Clemson University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.205 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.234 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.235 responses
Most Popular Majors
Industrial Engineering331 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering227 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies178 Graduates
Information Science164 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 143 responses
- All the above3%
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.256 responses
- of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.277 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 148 responses
- CLEMSON FAMILY28%
- BLEEDS ORANGE and PURPLE17%
- All the above11%
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.135 responses
Clemson University Reviews
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.
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!