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 Public Affairs; Health, Education and Human Development; and Engineering and Science. Its 1,400-acre campus is located in Clemson, 55 miles from Greenville-Spartanburg.

Website: www.clemson.edu/

Public
Co-ed
19,402
Undergraduate
Students
(48.5%) 9,414 Women
(51.5%) 9,988 Men
4,985
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
47% of 26,241 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
May 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
600-700 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
620-690 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $29,240
Out-of-state: $49,852
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,712
Out-of-state: $35,324
Room and Board
$9,592
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Freshman Award
$13,164
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,285
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,248
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 12% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 11% of classes
50-99 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
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Campus Life

Clemson Population
14,089
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
37% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Tiger/Tiger Cub
Sororities
48% of women participate
Fraternities
22% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.4% Asian
6.7% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.7% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students
0.9% from 84 countries
First-Year Students Returning
93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
45%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required April 30
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Clemson, SC 29634
Phone
(864) 656-2287
Fax
(864) 656-2464
E-mail
cuadmissions@clemson.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
May 1
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
47% of 26,241 applicants were admitted
Women
49% of 14,109 applicants were admitted
Men
45% of 12,132 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
3,966 (32%) of 12,380 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,071 (30%) of 6,926 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,895 (35%) of 5,454 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
2,649
Students Accepting Wait List Position
924
Students Admitted From Wait List
876

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
90%
3.50 - 3.74
6%
3.25 - 3.49
3%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
 
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
600-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
28%
Score of 600 - 700
51%
Score of 500 - 600
19%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
620-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
22%
Score of 600 - 700
62%
Score of 500 - 600
14%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
49%
Score of 24 - 29
46%
Score of 18 - 23
4%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 62%
Top quarter: 91%
Top half: 99%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $29,240
Out-of-state: $49,852
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,712
Out-of-state: $35,324
Room and Board
$9,592
Books and Supplies
$1,346
Other Expenses
$3,590
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
FINAID@clemson.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 2
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003425
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
3,167 (81.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,976 (61.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,944 (97.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
297 (20.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Award
$13,164
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,862 (94.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,967
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,409 (71.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,883
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,862 (94.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,090 (32.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,979

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
12,570 (63.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
9,047 (72.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,746 (97.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,259 (16.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
52%
Average Award
$11,743
Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,453 (85.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,629
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,710 (76.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,757
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 7,453 (85.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
5,144 (27.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,447

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
47%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,285
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,888
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,248
Part-Time Faculty
400
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
65%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 12% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 11% of classes
50-99 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 32% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 27% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 13% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1250
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Biological Science, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Agricultural Education, Master of Construction Science and Management, Master in Human Resource Development, Master of Business Administration, Master of Professional Accountancy, Master of Real Estate Development, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration, Master of Engineering, Master of Forest Resources, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Resilient Design, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Architecture

Master's Programs of Study

  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Education
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hydrogeology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Management Information Systems
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Physics
  • Rhetoric
  • Sociology
  • Structural Engineering
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Animal Sciences
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hydrogeology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Management Information Systems
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Physics
  • Rhetoric
  • Structural Engineering
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Writing

Location and Setting


Clemson Population
14,089
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
1,400 acres

Weather

Temperature
30 average low in January, 85.5 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Clemson
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Clemson

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
37% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
63%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Tiger/Tiger Cub
School Colors
Burnt orange and purple

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Crew x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf     x x
Soccer x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf    
Soccer x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
bowling, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, riflery, rugby, sailing, softball, ultimate Frisbee, weight lifting
Men's Club Sports
bowling, crew, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, riflery, rugby, sailing, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting, wrestling

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government, fellowship of christian athletes, tiger band
Sororities
48% of women participate
Fraternities
22% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
19,402
Women
9,414 (48.5%)
Men
9,988 (51.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
18,642
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.4% Asian
6.7% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.7% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students.
0.9% from 84 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
4,985

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
82.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
45%
Average Starting Salary
45%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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