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Clemson University

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


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  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Not applicable

  • Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


  • Website

  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Clemson University is a public college established as the Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina in the year 1889. It was found by Thomas Green and Anna Calhoun Clemson who had a keen interest in Education, Agricultural Affairs, and Science. Clemson University is considered as one of the most selective public research universities. 

Clemson University is committed to providing both world-class research and high quality of life to its students. One of the amazing things about Clemson University is its retention and graduation rates. Both the rates of the university rank among the highest in the country for public universities.

Clemson University is a public university located in Clemson, South Carolina. Interestingly, Clemson University has an ethnically diverse student population. At CU around 80% are white, 6% are Black or African American, and 6% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. And, at the university, around 97% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 50% of the students are females and 50% are males. Some of the notable alumni which the school has produced in its several years of existence are Nancy O'Dell, Strom Thurmond, Harvey Gantt, and Nikki Haley. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. CU offers a total of 432 undergraduate and graduate programs, including both residential and online. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.

Location & Contact




201 Sikes Hall


To tackle the tough decision of choosing the right university, the ranking of a particular university helps the student in clearing their doubts regarding where they want to apply. The ranking of a university is a great way to gauge its performance on several factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, student experience, and academic success. Usually, the rankings by Forbes and US News are considered noteworthy by applicants and experts. Clemson University doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of these two publications.


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    1230 - 1390



  • ACT Range

    27 - 32

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is easy. The varsity has 4 admission thresholds. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $70. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 1230-1400, it would improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Clemson University, must score 29 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 27 are also given admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 201 Sikes Hall, Clemson, South Carolina 29634, or call (864) 656-4636.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for ooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


  • Budget For Other Expenses


Total One Year Cost


Before applying to CU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $43,958 per year. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular Majors:

  • Business Administration, Management...

    274 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    252 Graduates

  • Marketing

    252 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    223 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    220 Graduates

  • Industrial Engineering

    218 Graduates

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    190 Graduates

  • Finance and Financial Management Se...

    150 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    220 Graduates

  • Industrial Engineering

    218 Graduates

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    190 Graduates

  • Finance and Financial Management Se...

    150 Graduates

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facil...

    134 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    122 Graduates

  • Civil Engineering

    118 Graduates

  • Computer and Information Sciences,...

    118 Graduates

  • Health Professions and Related Clin...

    118 Graduates

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering

    106 Graduates

  • Design and Applied Arts

    106 Graduates

  • Economics

    103 Graduates

  • Animal Sciences

    93 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    88 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    81 Graduates

  • Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

    73 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    73 Graduates

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

    71 Graduates

  • Agricultural Business and Managemen...

    70 Graduates

  • Chemical Engineering

    70 Graduates

  • Sociology

    62 Graduates

  • Food Science and Technology

    61 Graduates

  • Engineering-Related Fields

    57 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    54 Graduates

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

    52 Graduates

  • Materials Engineering

    51 Graduates

  • History

    50 Graduates

  • Microbiological Sciences and Immuno...

    48 Graduates

  • Computer Engineering

    47 Graduates

  • Genetics

    46 Graduates

  • Construction Management

    43 Graduates

  • Architecture

    40 Graduates

  • Agricultural Production Operations

    36 Graduates

  • Environmental/Environmental Health...

    36 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    31 Graduates

  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and...

    30 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    27 Graduates

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

    25 Graduates

  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

    25 Graduates

  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other

    24 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    22 Graduates

  • Agricultural Engineering

    20 Graduates

  • Forestry

    18 Graduates

  • Special Education and Teaching

    17 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    16 Graduates

  • Anthropology

    14 Graduates

  • Physics

    13 Graduates

  • Plant Sciences

    12 Graduates

  • Information Science/Studies

    10 Graduates

  • Public Health

    9 Graduates

  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

    9 Graduates

  • Public Relations, Advertising, and...

    8 Graduates

  • Landscape Architecture

    7 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    7 Graduates

  • Soil Sciences

    6 Graduates

  • Criminology

    6 Graduates

  • Religion/Religious Studies

    5 Graduates

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

    3 Graduates

  • Applied Horticulture and Horticultu...

    2 Graduates

  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

96% / 4%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$64,586 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,020/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname

The Tiger

School Colors

orange and purple

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Atlantic Coast Conference

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)



Cross Country





Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country





Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Campus Security

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. At CU, $11,414 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The university has enrolled around 50% male and 50% female students.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$16,108 - $27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$167 - $280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at CU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average financial aid at Clemson University is around $6,725 and the federal grant is $4,829. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $6,034 as well as institutional aid worth $6,725. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Clemson University amount to $3,037,104 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $61,499,966.

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