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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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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 $40,600.
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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,679/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,137/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,021/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,963/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,419/ year
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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.214 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.215 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,642Undergrads
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 124 responses
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  • Spirited
    42%
  • Committed
    20%
  • Passionate
    9%
  • 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.236 responses
Poll
52%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.257 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 128 responses
Report
  • CLEMSON FAMILY
    28%
  • BLEEDS ORANGE and PURPLE
    18%
  • Spirit
    12%
  • All the above
    9%
  • Pride
    9%
  • "A.L.L.I.N."
    7%
  • Family
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.135 responses
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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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I have felt very at home at Clemson ever since I toured it last summer. Everyone is very kind and welcoming, and the campus really feels like home! The classes and professors are awesome, and the student life is also very good! There is so much to get involved with on campus, and it is hard to be bored. The academics, athletics, student life, and people make Clemson the greatest college there is, and I am so happy that I chose to go here! I highly recommend coming to Clemson. Go Tigers!
As a transfer student, I was nervous about my upcoming experience at Clemson. I began to wonder from my previous year of college whether or not college was for me. However, within hours of starting Clemson I began to realize that college here was going to be great. My professors have embedded within me a love to read, and I have read more books that were not required by my classes, within my two years here, than I had in all of middle school and high school. Even though I did not focus on the social life at Clemson when I first started, I quickly was able to find friends from all backgrounds, some being from various clubs and fraternities, to those on the football team. College game day at Clemson is quite possibly the most exciting sports venue in the United States! Clemson has given me the ability to grow as a person, both academically and socially, and I see myself as being a better man since coming Clemson than I was two years ago before I enrolled here!