Tuition & Fees

$14,970

$36,724

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
22%
600-699
62%
500-599
14%
400-499
2%
700-800
28%
600-699
51%
500-599
19%
400-499
2%
30-36
49%
24-29
46%
18-23
4%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,380
Declined + 13,862
Total Received 26,242
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Public

19,402

undergraduate students

4,985

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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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 University, founded in 1889, is a public university. Programs are offered through the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences; the College of Education; The College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities; the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences; the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences; the College of Science; and the College of Business. Its 1,400-acre campus is located in Clemson, SC -- 55 miles from Greenville-Spartanburg.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 24,387
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: 16,058), 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

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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
62%
Top 1/4
91%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
22%
600-699
62%
500-599
14%
400-499
2%
700-800
28%
600-699
51%
500-599
19%
400-499
2%
30-36
49%
24-29
46%
18-23
4%
12-17
1%

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

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,380
Declined + 13,862
Total Received 26,242

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

David Kuskowski
Director of Admissions
P: 864 656-2287
F: 864 656-2464
cuadmissions@clemson.edu

Financial Aid

54%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,582

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,970
Room $6,812
Board $4,020
Books & supplies $1,392
Total $27,194
Average Financial Aid - $11,582
Total with Avg. Aid $15,612

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $15,234,485
State $30,504,137
Institutional $23,131,523
Other external $4,520,434
Total $73,390,579

Non-need-based

Federal
State $29,402,711
Institutional $27,063,939
Other external $3,193,372
Total $59,660,022

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 864 656-2280
F: 864 656-1831
finaid@clemson.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Elizabeth Milam
Director of Financial Aid
milamm@clemson.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Badminton, Baseball, Climbing, Cycling, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Judo, Lacrosse, Paintball, Riflery, Rowing, Rugby, Running, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Skiing, Soccer, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

Air Rifle, Airsoft, Badminton, Choi Kwang Do, Cuong Nuh Hapkido, Climbing, Cycling, Equestrian Sports, Field Hockey, Fencing, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Judo, Lacrosse, Paintball, Rowing, Rugby, Running, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Triathlon, Water Polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Crew, Flying, Frisbee, Golf, Rodeo, Rowing, Rugby, Waterskiing

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Athletic Directors

Dan Radakovich (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic Coast Conference
Mascot
The Tiger
School colors
orange and purple

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Management
  3. Engineering

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Home Economics
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies
  • Vocational Arts

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

24,387

total students

69%

in-state

31%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

19,402
students

Female
49%
9,414

Male
51%
9,988

20%

4,985
students

Female
49%
2,467

Male
51%
2,518

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

18,642
students

Female
49%
9,098

Male
51%
9,544

4%

760
students

Female
42%
316

Male
58%
444

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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
4%
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

64%

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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
Countries most often represented Canada
China
France
India
Mexico
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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