Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

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Tuition & Fees

$14,970

$36,324

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
23%
600-699
63%
500-599
13%
400-499
1%
700-800
34%
600-699
48%
500-599
17%
400-499
1%
30-36
53%
24-29
39%
18-23
7%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,900
Declined 14,170
Total Received 29,070
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Public

20,195

undergraduate students

5,627

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 25,822
Established in 1889
Coeducational Coeducational

Scholarships

1,400-acre campus in Clemson (population: 16,649), 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.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Greenville-Spartanburg International

Clemson University
Clemson
29634-5124

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
99%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Tiger Band

Top Events

  • Homecoming/Tigerama
  • Welcome Back Festival
  • Campus Sweep

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
56%
Top 1/4
87%
Top 1/2
97%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
23%
600-699
63%
500-599
13%
400-499
1%
700-800
34%
600-699
48%
500-599
17%
400-499
1%
30-36
53%
24-29
39%
18-23
7%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $70
Application deadline May 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 4.43

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,900
Declined 14,170
Total Received 29,070

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
application essay
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $13,702
Additional fees $1,268
Books & supplies $1,392
Other fees $2,688
Total $19,050

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Racquetball, Softball, Table tennis, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Racquetball, Softball, Table tennis, Water polo

Club Sports Men

Swimming and diving

Club Sports Women

Swimming and diving

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
African-American/Black Studies
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Teacher Education
Animal Genetics
Animal Sciences, General
Anthropology
Aquaculture
Architecture
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Management
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Finance, General
Food Science
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
History, General
Horticultural Science
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
Industrial Engineering
Industrial and Product Design
Information Science/Studies
Landscape Architecture
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Materials Engineering
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Packaging Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Rhetoric and Composition
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Soil Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Sports Communication
Turf and Turfgrass Management
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

25,822

total students

67%

in-state

33%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

20,195
students

Female
50%
10,022

Male
50%
10,173

22%

5,627
students

Female
50%
2,835

Male
50%
2,792

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

19,486
students

Female
50%
9,735

Male
50%
9,751

4%

709
students

Female
41%
287

Male
59%
422

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 93%
Student 4 year graduation rate 60%
Student 5 year graduation rate 21%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
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

1,529

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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