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Set in a college town with a beautiful backdrop of lakeshore and mountains, Clemson University attracts students looking for a rigorous academic experience, world-class research opportunities, strong sense of community and vibrant school spirit. We invite you to pursue greatness here.

One of the country’s most selective public research universities, Clemson was founded in 1889 with a mission to be a “high seminary of learning” dedicated to teaching, research and service. Today, these three concepts remain at the heart of the University and provide the framework for an exceptional educational experience.

At Clemson professors take the time to get to know students and explore innovative ways of teaching. Exceptional teaching is one reason our retention and graduation rates rank among the highest in the country for public universities.

Exceptional teaching is also why Clemson continues to attract an increasingly talented student body. In 2016, more than half of the entering freshmen were ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school classes, and the freshman class averaged 1243 on the critical reading and math sections of the SAT.

The University is committed to the success of its students. For the fall 2015 class, Clemson’s student retention rate was 92.6 percent. Much of this is due to the Academic Success Center (ASC), established in 2001 and recognized nationally and internationally for its programs in collegiate learning. The ASC is housed in a 35,000-square-foot facility where it offers free one-on-one tutoring services for more than 80 courses as well as for additional courses as the need arises. Peer-Assisted Learning, academic skills workshops and academic coaching are also available — free to all Clemson students. It is estimated that more than 75 percent of freshmen use ASC services during their first semester.

Clemson has also received national recognition for its innovative Communication Across the Curriculum (CAC) program, which makes writing across all curriculums a priority. At Clemson, CAC has become a standard teaching method used in nearly every department to provide real-life challenges that require students to think and communicate effectively.

From cheering on the Tigers at a football game to socializing at the Hendrix Student Center, Clemson students can participate in a wide variety of activities outside the classroom. The more than 400 campus clubs and organizations include fraternities and sororities, as well as honorary, international, military, performing arts, political, professional, religious, service, social interest, special interest, sports and fitness, and student media.

With 19 intercollegiate sports, Clemson offers exciting spectator sports year-round. Clemson is a charter member of the Atlantic Coast Conference and is an NCAA Division I school. Admission to regular-season home events is included in University fees for full-time students.


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In 2016, the University received about 23,506 applications for a fall freshman class of 3,685.

For freshman applicants, the following factors are considered: class standing, standardized test scores (SAT or ACT), high school curriculum, grades and choice of major. All entering freshmen must have completed 4 credits of English, 3 credits of mathematics, 3 credits of laboratory science, 3 credits of a foreign language (in the same language), 3 credits of social sciences, 1 credit of U.S. history, 1 credit of physical education or ROTC, and 1 credit of fine arts.

To be considered for transfer admission, candidates must have completed a full year of college study (a minimum of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of transferable work), earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (3.0 preferred) and completed freshman-level courses in English, science and mathematics for their intended major at Clemson.

Application deadlines for freshman admission are December 1 (priority date for fall semester), May 1 (fall semester) and December 15 (spring semester). For transfer admissions, the application deadlines are July 1 (fall semester) and December 15 (spring semester).


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
560 - 660
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
590 - 690

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
610 - 720

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
27 - 31

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing required


Regular — May 1

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

State Residency

Selectivity Rating

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Majors and Degrees Offered

Students can select from more than 80 undergraduate and 119 graduate degree programs offered by seven colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences; Architecture, Arts and Humanities; Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences; and Science. To find out what majors are available go to:

Clemson University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's, specialist and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Clemson University can be directed to the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; phone: 404-679-4500.

Honors College
Calhoun Honors College is a Universitywide program that combines the strengths of a public, land-grant university with those of a highly selective small college. Calhoun Scholars may choose to pursue departmental honors within their specific academic discipline. In addition, EUREKA! (Experiences in Undergraduate Research, Exploration and Knowledge Advancement) is a unique and exciting program that enables honors students to pursue research and scholarly activities with faculty members across all disciplines. The advantages of membership in the Honors College include priority registration, extended library loan privileges, honors research grants and a special living-learning community.

The National Scholars Program is a highly selective program for exceptional students who strive to meet their highest intellectual potential. One of its goals is to develop the interests and talents students need to compete for Rhodes, Marshall and Truman scholarships; Fulbright Grants; National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships; and other prestigious international fellowships. In 2016, seven Clemson students received National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships. Two recent Clemson graduates received Fulbright grants to conduct research or teach abroad, and one student was named a Goldwater Scholar.

Undergraduate Research
Clemson's Creative Inquiry (CI) program allows undergraduate students to engage in research about problems that spring from their own curiosity, from a professor's challenge or from the pressing needs of the world around them. Team-based investigations are led by a faculty mentor and typically span two to four semesters. Students take ownership of their projects and take the risks necessary to solve problems and get answers. This invaluable experience produces exceptional graduates, capable of thinking critically, solving problems as a team, and communicating and presenting their ideas to others. In 2015-16, 4,917 students participated in 421 CI teams.

Programs for Educational Enrichment and Retention
Clemson's nationally recognized Programs for Educational Enrichment and Retention (PEER) is committed to improving the academic performance of underrepresented students in engineering and science. According to a 2016 survey by the magazine Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, Clemson is the nation's 20th highest producer of African-American undergraduates receiving baccalaureate degrees.

Living-Learning Communities
Living-learning communities offer the chance for students to live and work with others who have similar interests and goals. There are living options for students interested in business, engineering and science, civics and service, honors courses, professional golf management and much more. Recognized as a national model, the communities are designed to help students be more successful by offering on-site advising and academic support, common course assignments, guest speakers, service opportunities and a variety of social activities.

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Food Science
  • Food Science and Technology, Other
  • Horticultural Science
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General
  • Turf and Turfgrass Management

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • Japanese Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Animal Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Genetics, General
  • Microbiology, General
  • Physiology, General
  • Plant Genetics
  • Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Graphic Communications, General
  • Graphic Communications, Other

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Community College Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Ceramic Sciences and Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, Other
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Textile Sciences and Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Literature (British and Commonwealth)

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
  • Textile Science

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

  • High School/Secondary Diplomas and Certificates

  • High School/Secondary Certificates, Other

  • History

  • History, General
  • History, Other

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Forest Resources Production and Management
  • Forestry, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Community Psychology
  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy Analysis

  • Science Technologies/Technicians

  • Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Industrial Design
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Students Say

From the moment students set foot on Clemson University's campus in South Carolina, they can sense that they are part of a "community-centered university that truly cares for its students and wants them to succeed." A public research university, Clemson provides "top-notch resources in undergraduate research, while also maintaining an air of Southern hospitality and world-renowned athletics." The university encourages students to "follow [their] passions…[and] challenge [themselves]." Importantly, Clemson undergrads speak quite highly of their professors. For the most part, they prove to be "wonderful" instructors who "want you to succeed and understand the material." Many "go out of their way to help students that need it," and they are usually "easy to reach outside of class for further discussion or advising." Best of all, they tend to be "experts in their fields," and they work diligently to foster "a passion for academia and learning" in their students. As one content undergrad summarizes, "I would say being at Clemson is like celebrating a very happy, successful, and loving family. Every student and faculty member is proud to be here, and we bond over our love for this community very easily."


Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

Prominent Alumni

Lucas Glover
Winner of the US Open, 2009

Jane Robelot
formerly with CBS News

Donald Logan
CEO, Time-Warner

John Floyd
Editor, So. Living Magazine

Nancy O'Dell
Access Hollywood

Harvey B. Gantt
Former Mayor of Charlotte, NC

Shawn Weatherly
Miss Universe, 1980

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)

Percent High Job Meaning

Percent STEM

Students Say

The Center for Career and Professional Development offers a full schedule of events and workshops throughout the year, including career fairs (for both specialized industries and general employment), mock interviews, career counseling, and meet-ups. Plenty more services are available through the Michelin Career Center. The Clemson Tiger pride extend long beyond graduation, and Clemson's alumni are “very involved with current operations of the University.” Alumni are also a major contributor to the high job placement rate. It is common for many past alumni to contact department heads asking specifically for Clemson students to work for their business. “I knew that once I graduate from Clemson I would have no problem getting a job because so many people have heard how wonderful Clemson is,” says a student. Of the Clemson University alumni visiting, 51 percent report that they derive a high level of meaning from their jobs.


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Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Estimated Costs for 2016-17 Academic Year

S.C. Resident Full Time
Tuition and Fees* $14,708
Room and Board (approximate) $9,144
Books and Supplies (approximate) $1,308

Total $25,160

Nonresident Full Time
Tuition and Fees* $34,590
Room and Board (approximate) $9,144
Books and Supplies (approximate) $1,308

Total $45,042

Other Expenses
Estimated Personal and Transportation Expenses $3,502
One-time computer cost** $1,800

*Assumes health and other mandatory fees (required for all full-time students) and average lab and loan fees.

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Financial Aid

Each year Clemson awards financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and part-time employment to more than 18,000 students. Overall, 84 percent of Clemson students receive awards ranging from $500 to all-inclusive cost coverage. Ninety-nine percent of first-time in-state students receive state scholarships. All financial aid is awarded annually, and FAFSA applications for the next year are available in January. Entering freshmen are evaluated on a competitive basis for scholarships using the admission application.


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
Tuition (Out-of-State)
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants


Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


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At Clemson, school spirit is a color Solid Orange and it's hard to miss on fall Saturdays in Death Valley when more than 80,000 fans cheer on the Clemson Tigers. Take a walk through campus on any night, and you'll see the campus alive with students playing intramural sports, going to concerts, attending Greek mixers or gathering to meet with any of Clemson's 400+ student organizations.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



47% female
53% male
35% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Students Say

Imbued with a "ton of school spirit," Clemson students are united by their "share[d] pride of being a Tiger." Indeed, a common sentiment among undergrads here is that "we are a family and we help each other out whenever we can." More specifically, students describe their peers as "caring," "engaged, and involved." And many express simultaneous appreciation and disbelief that "everyone seems to always have a smile on their face." Undergrads here also seem to truly "value their education." They "work hard in order to do well and prove to themselves that they earned their spot at Clemson." Of course, some individuals do caution that the population is "mostly white, Southern students who dress and behave similarly." Others insist that "diversity" abounds. After all, you will find undergrads from all fifty states and around the globe. Fortunately, they're "incredibly friendly and welcoming" no matter an individual's background. Perhaps this satisfied student says it best: "Clemson is where people hold doors open for you even if you're very far away, where one person's chant gets hundreds of others to join, and where you can pull up a chair to a random person with the same textbook as you and ask them for help on your final."


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Clemson University is located in Clemson, S.C., a town of about 14,000 located in the middle of the I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Ga., and Charlotte, N.C. The 1,400-acre campus is next door to the S.C. Botanical Garden and borders the shores of Hartwell Lake and the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Fike Recreation Center
Fike is a 200,000-square-foot recreation center that features a fitness atrium complete with a suspended running track that overlooks the indoor courts. It’s also equipped with indoor swimming facilities, fitness studios, racquetball courts, state-of-the-art cardio equipment, weights, locker rooms and a climbing wall.

Health Center
Redfern Health Center provides medical services, counseling and psychological services, and health-related programs like alcohol and drug education. It’s one of the nation's few on-campus accredited health centers.

Hendrix Student Center
The Hendrix Student Center is the hub of campus activity and is located a step away from most housing. Here you can find people taking a yoga class or enjoying a meal at the food court. It’s home to the University bookstore and offers plenty of quiet places to stop and study. It also has a movie theater, ice cream parlor and much more.

Located within a 10to 15-minute walk to class, Clemson’s 23 residence halls and four apartment communities offer a vast selection of living arrangements.

Information Technology
The University’s wireless networking capability lets students communicate with professors and classmates, read online course materials, check email and conduct research — all from their own laptops.

Watt Family Innovation Center
The Watt Family Innovation Center offers a collaborative environment where students can engage with faculty and industry leaders to generate ideas and solve problems. Engineering and technology feature prominently in the 70,000-square-foot space for teaching and research, from the two-story media grid and moveable electronic walls to the lights that automatically sense when someone is in a room.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Study Abroad
Clemson students are strongly encouraged to incorporate a study-abroad experience in their overall Clemson journey. Programs are available on six continents for all disciplines and interests. These include faculty-led programs, exchange programs and programs available through Clemson’s partnerships with study-abroad providers and institutions. Students in a variety of majors also have opportunities at Clemson campuses in South Carolina and around the world, including the Archbold Center in Dominica; the Daniel Center in Genoa, Italy; and the Brussels Center in Belgium.

Cooperative Education
The Cooperative Education program provides an opportunity for students to alternate periods of academic study with semesters of paid, career-related, engaged-learning experiences to bridge the gap between academic study and its application in professional practice. Clemson’s career center pairs about 2,200 students annually with companies seeking interns or co-op students. Internships are also available on campus where students can work partor full-time, with many in full-time positions having the option of earning credit. The Princeton Review ranks Clemson’s career services program as the No. 5 career office in the nation.

Community Service
An important aspect of Clemson is its dedication to improving the world through public service. In a typical year, Clemson students contribute over 100,000 service hours, earning the University national recognition on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Opportunities to make a difference are available through student service organizations, ongoing service projects and one-time service events — on campus, in the community, across the nation or around the world. The 2015 National Survey on Student Engagement reports that 61 percent of first-year Clemson students and 94 percent of seniors said “at least some” of their courses included high-impact practices such as service-learning.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

Clemson offers students a myriad of opportunities for fun and excitement. To begin with, fall weekends are dedicated to football. Indeed, "everyone spends all Saturday tailgating before the game [as] getting there before the team runs down the hill is important." Additionally, when time and weather permit, many Clemson undergrads enjoy getting outside. For example, "lots of students hang out on Bowman Field, kayak in Lake Hartwell, or hike the surrounding mountains." Further, the "Botanical Gardens are right on campus and have beautiful hiking trails" as well. A number of individuals can also be found kicking back at the "underground rec center [which offers] bowling, ping pong and other arcade games." And, as you might have suspected, "there are also...many clubs and organizations that are always holding events." Most students enjoy attending "movie nights and game nights" and playing for "intramural teams." And "there are usually different Greek life events going on at all times of the year that many people participate in" too. Once the weekend rolls around, a number of undergrads "go to parties (either frat parties or just in off-campus apartments) or they go to the bars downtown." After all, "the downtown area, within [a] walkable distance to campus, has a ton of good restaurants" to boot.

Special Needs Admissions

Margaret M. Camp

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

10% join a fraternity
15% join a sorority


Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Tigers)
12 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Tigers)
11 Sports

Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources:

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Clemson requires the purchase of laptop computers. IBM laptops are the computer of choice at present time.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

Campus Visits Contact

Ms. Helen Adams
Director of the Class of 1944 Visitors Center

Admissions Office
105 Sikes Hall
Clemson, SC 296345124



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
SC Botanical Garden/ Discovery Center/Geology Muse
Hendrix Student Center - Clemson Ice Cream
Conference Center and Inn at Clemson/Walker Golf C
Fort Hill - John C. Calhoun House
Lee Art Gallery
Please visit:

Most Popular Places Off Campus
T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena
Lake Hartwell
Downtown Clemson/ Shopping and Dining
International Center Automotive Research
The Blue Ridge Mountains
Please visit:

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
8am-4:30pm, abridged weekend hrs- open afternoon

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Sat 9:45 am and 1:45 pm: Sun 1:45 pm
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Interviews have no bearing on Admission.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available



Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Greenville-Spartanburg Airport in Greenville, SC is a 1-hour drive from campus. Arrange for a rental car or the airport shuttle for the drive from the airport to the campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-85, exit to US Rte. 76 (north and west). Follow US 76 to South Carolina Hwy. 93 W. Follow Highway 93 to Sikes Hall (admissions office) and to the Visitors Center (just off Hwy. 93 across from Sikes Hall).

Local Accommodations
Within a mile and a half of Clemson there are several chain motels. Days Inn, Ramada Inn, Sleep Inn, Hampton Inn, Comfort Inn and Lake Hartwell Inn. On campus, we have the James F. Martin Inn (864/ 656-9020)available, as well as golf privileges. Ramada Inn (U.S. Hwy. 123 and 76; 864-654-7501) has an indoor pool, live entertainment in the lounge Monday through Saturday, and a patio and balconies that open up into an atrium with the pool and gazebo. Comfort Inn (1305 Tiger Blvd.; 864-653-3600) has an outdoor pool and an exercise room. For charm the choice is the Liberty Hall Inn (Business Rte. 28, Pendleton; 864-646-7500), about 6 miles away. The Inn's inexpensive rates include breakfast. The inn is on the National Register of Historic Places, and the area in which it is located is exceptionally lovely.

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