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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

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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.222 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.223 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 132 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.244 responses
Poll
51%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.265 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 136 responses
Report
  • CLEMSON FAMILY
    29%
  • 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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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.
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The best thing about Clemson University is the crazy school spirit and the environment! No matter what day of the week or time of day, you can't go five steps on campus without seeing orange. It's amazing how much pride us Clemson students have in our school. Clemson gives you this amazing feeling of being part of a family and everyone is always so friendly and welcoming. I'm so beyond glad I chose to come to Clemson. It's not just a school for me anymore, It's home.
I loved everything! The setting is I'm the hills of the Smokey Mountains abs the town is so college friendly. Being at a football game on a Saturday is like nothing else! To hear the roar of the crowns and ro know that you're there for the same common goal... to win as a family and to live like Champions! All of the professors have to do research in order to receive tenure, so they really encourage and thrive on research.
The weather is a bit tricky in the winter but you'll experience all four seasons here. The long hot summer days are filled with alot of homemade ice cream on campus. Yes, the school is an agricultural school so you can purchase a lot of organic foods, fresh eggs, salad dressings and ice cream on campus.
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