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Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina
Outdoor Theater and Cooper Library at Clemson University credit: Yousef Abdul-Husain
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Overview
Public
17,883 Undergraduates
51% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Large
Public
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
Clemson University
201 Sikes Hall
Clemson, South Carolina
29634
(864) 656-4636
www.clemson.edu

Clemson University, one of the top 70 colleges in the nation, is a public land-grant and sea-grant research university located in Clemson, South Carolina. Engineer and musician Thomas Green Clemson founded the school in 1889, and it was originally an all-male military school called Clemson Agricultural College. There is a rumor that the entire student body enlisted to serve in World War I. Today, the campus size is 1,400 acres, and the school is the second largest university in student population in the state. Notable alumni include Former U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O'Dell, football quarterback Deshaun Watson and actress Shawn Weatherly. The school’s colors are Clemson Orange and regalia, and its mascot is the Tiger. Its sporting affiliation is NCAA Division I – ACC, and varsity sports offered include men’s football, track and field, baseball, basketball and soccer, and women’s basketball, golf, rowing and softball. Every game day, the Clemson cheerleaders will paint a tiger paw on their cheeks turned to one o’clock, when football games used to be played, and every Friday, people wear solid orange to celebrate the teams.

Location

Clemson is a city in Pickens and Anderson counties in the U.S. state of South Carolina. Clemson is home to Clemson University; in 2015, the Princeton Review cited the town of Clemson as ranking #1 in the United States for "town-and-gown" relations with its resident university. The population of the city was 13,905 at the 2010 census.Clemson is part of the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, South Carolina Combined Statistical Area. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

87

restaurants score

Students
52%

Men

48%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

1379

New Transfer Students

Admissions
51%

Acceptance Rate

31%

Enrollment Yield

1150-1340

SAT Range

23,506

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$17,797

Typical Cost

$36,058

Out-Of-State (published)

$15,116

In-State (published)

92%

Recieve Financial Aid

93%

Have Loans

$19,500

Median Debt

Academics
18.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

55

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

237

Doctorates Awareded

Biology

Top Major

3

Faculty Awards

2

National Academy Members

65

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 200 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many to choose from

Party Scene:

Standard
Athletics
Football Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Basketball Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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