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Tuition & Fees

$14,318

$34,200

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

undergraduateRatios

53%

47%

male

female

1
18

teacher

students

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,483
Declined + 10,913
Total Received 22,396
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Public

18,016

undergraduate students

4,682

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Management
  3. Engineering
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Codes

SAT 5111
ACT 3842

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
46%
500-599
35%
400-499
5%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
21%
600-699
52%
500-599
23%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
42%
24-29
51%
18-23
7%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Fun Facts

  • Clemson University was originally part of the University of South Carolina as the Clemson Agricultural College. Agriculture students demanded the expansion of the agriculture department, and after the involvement of Benjamin Tillman, became a separate school.
  • Clemson University has its very own brand of blue cheese. Produced, cured, and sold right on campus, this delicacy has been made since 1941, started by a Clemson professor.

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School Facts

Clemson, founded in 1889, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agricultural, Forestry, and Life Sciences; Architecture, Arts, and Humanities; Business and Behavioral Sciences; Health and Human Development; School of Education, and Engineering and Science. Its 1,400-acre campus is located in Clemson, 55 miles from Greenville-Spartanburg.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 22,698
Established in 1889
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  SWE (Society of Women Engineers)

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Clemson, SC

1,400-acre campus in Clemson (population: 14,276), 55 miles from Greenville and Spartanburg. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Greenville-Spartanburg; smaller airport serves Oconee/Seneca (five miles). School operates transportation around campus and local area. Public transportation serves campus.

Clemson University
105 Sikes Hall
Clemson, SC 29634

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
41%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
19 fraternities 22% of male students
 
10 sororities 48% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
56%
Top 1/4
86%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
46%
500-599
35%
400-499
5%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
21%
600-699
52%
500-599
23%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
42%
24-29
51%
18-23
7%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
May 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,483
Declined + 10,913
Total Received 22,396

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
State residency

Important

Alumni/ae relationship

Considered

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Robert S. Barkley
Director of Admissions
P: 864 656-2287
F: 864 656-2464
cuadmissions@clemson.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,318
Room $5,020
Board $1,190
Books & supplies $1,308
Total $21,836
Average Financial Aid - $11,367
Total with Avg. Aid $10,469

Financial Aid

55%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,367

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $14,158,029
State $26,685,451
Institutional $19,058,101
Other external $3,484,055
Total $63,385,636

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $28,009,896
Institutional $24,646,752
Other external $2,803,756
Total $55,460,404

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
football
golf
soccer
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic Coast Conference (Division I)
Mascot
The Tiger
School colors
orange and purple
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administration/Supervision
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Mechanization/Business
Agriculture Education
Agriculture/Applied Economics
Animal/Veterinary Science
Animal/Veterinary Sciences
Applied Economics
Applied Psychology
Applied Sociology
Architecture
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Bioengineering
Biological Sciences
Biosystems Engineering
Business Administration
Career/Technical Education
Ceramic/Materials Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
City/Regional Planning
Civil Engineering
Communication Studies
Community/Economic Development
Computer Engineering
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Construction Science/Management
Counselor Education
Curriculum/Instruction
Digital Production Arts
E-Commerce
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
English
Entomology
Environmental Design/Planning
Environmental Engineering/Science
Environmental Toxicology
Environmental/Natural Resources
Financial Management
Food Science
Food Technology
Food/Nutrition/Culinary Science
Forest Resources
Forest Resources Management
Genetics
Geology
Graphic Communications
Health Sciences
Historic Preservation
History
Horticulture
Human Factors Psychology
Human Resources Development
Hydrogeology
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Management
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
International Family/Communication Studies
Landscape Architecture
Language/International Health
Language/International Trade
Management
Marketing
Material Science Engineering
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematical Science
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics Teaching
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology
Middle Grades Education
Modern Languages
Nursing
Packaging Science
Parks/Recreation/Tourism
Parks/Recreation/Tourism Management
Philosophy
Physics
Plant/Environmental Sciences
Policy Studies
Political Science
Polymer/Textile Chemistry
Pre-Professional Studies
Production Studies in Performing Arts
Professional Communications
Psychology
Public Administration
Reading
Real Estate Development
Rhetorics/Communication/Information Design
Science Teaching
Secondary Education
Sociology
Special Education
Technology/Human Resource Development
Technology/Human Resources Development
Turfgrass
Undeclared
Visual Art
Visual Arts
Wildlife/Fisheries Biology
Youth Development
Zoology
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Undergraduate

79%

18,016
students

Female
47%
8,496

Male
53%
9,520

Graduate

21%

4,682
students

Female
47%
2,186

Male
53%
2,496

undergraduateFull-time

95%

17,238
students

Female
48%
8,180

Male
52%
9,058

undergraduatePart-time

5%

778
students

Female
41%
316

Male
59%
462

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

60%

Transfer applicants accepted

75%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: December 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

37

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Canada
China
France
India
Italy
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Sharon Nagy
Vice Provost of International Affairs
864 656-6468
snagy@clemson.edu

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