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Students can apply by visiting clemson.edu/prospectivestudents to quickly submit their applications online. Application fees may be processed online using a credit card or an electronic check. Freshman applicants should arrange to have their high school transcripts sent directly from their high schools and SAT or ACT scores sent directly from the t... More More

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105 Sikes Hall

Box 345124

Clemson, SC 29634-5124

United States

Phone: 864-656-2287

Fax: 864-656-2464


Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 90
% Submitting Score:59%
% Submitting Score:41%
     ACT Middle 50%:26 - 31
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:82%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:9%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:5%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:2%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:2%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:89%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 18,604
Total applicants who are accepted: 10,645
Total of accepted students who enroll: 3,286
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 92%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $100.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Regular Application Deadline: 05/01
Priority Application Date: 12/01
Notification Begins: 02/15
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Amount: $50.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: No
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Very important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Considered
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Not Considered
First Generation:Not Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Important
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Very important
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Not Considered
Work Experience:Not Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Not Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:19
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:1
     Academic Electives:2
     Computer Science:1
     Visual / Performing Arts:1
Academic Units Recommended:
     Lab Science:4
     Foreign Language:3
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Key Statistics


  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
  • ACT:
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    26 - 31
  • Regular Application Deadline:
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