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Clemson Admissions Information

Clemson University
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While students at Clemson display a wide range of interests, each is wise to adopt one similar passion: the color orange. As the school which was ranked as the number one “Jock School” by U.S. News and World Report, Clemson boasts both winning Division I teams and loyal fans; for Clemson students, Tiger Pride is a fact, not an option. In addition to boasting a variety of athletic (and cheering) opportunities, Clemson also prides itself on a surrounding area that is one of the most coveted among national universities. The picturesque town of Clemson sits on Hartwell Lake, which allows students to take advantage of the temperate South Carolina climate by hiking, fishing, and sailing. Furthermore, the town’s citizens have been recognized for being particularly welcoming toward Clemson students.

Abounding recreational activities aside, Clemson is distinguished for its roots in the sciences–particularly for its strong engineering program. The university has undertaken a much-publicized mission to earn rank as one of the top twenty public institutions; it has risen from 34 to 23 in this rank within the past six years. The school participates in many major corporate research projects, including those with BMW, IBM, Microsoft, and Michelin. Comprehensively, students at Clemson have a genuine curiosity for the sciences and beyond.



Basic Info

Main Address: 105 Sikes Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-5124
Phone Number: (864) 656-3311  
Website: www.clemson.edu  


Type of school: Public, Coed  
Type of school: College of Engineering  
Setting: Rural; large town; residential campus  
Athletics: NCAA Division I, Intramural, Intercollegiate, Club, Scholarship  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 12, 140  
Percent out-of-state: 29%  
Percent international: 0.92%  
Female to Male ratio: 45:55  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 16:1  
Most popular majors: Physical Sciences
Health Professions
Social Sciences
Special study programs: Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment of High School Students
External Degree Program
Honors Program
Independent Study
ROTC, Air Force
ROTC, Army
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Visiting/Exchange Student Program
Washington Semester

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed Housing
Women's Housing
Apartments For Single Students
Special Housing For Disabled Students
Men's Housing
Apartments For Married Students
Fraternity/Sorority Housing
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Choral Groups
Jazz Band
Marching Band
Musical Theater
Radio Station
Student Government
Symphony Orchestra
Concert Band
International Students
Literary Magazine
Music Ensembles
Pep Band
Student Newspaper
Television Station

Fun Facts

  • Ranked #5, Everyone Plays Intramural Sports
  • Ranked #1, Jock Schools
  • Ranked #5, Happiest Students
  • Ranked #1, Town-Gown Relations are Great

Admissions Information

Clemson seeks students who not only have excelled academically throughout high school, but also who will ultimately be a good fit for the school. The university's admissions rate of just over 60% reflects a system that, while not incredibly competitive, is focused on finding applicants who contribute to the greater Clemson community. First and foremost, admission officials look to the applicant's class rank, standardized test scores, GPA, and state residency when making a decision.

Other important factors in the admission process is the applicant's alumni relation and demonstrated talents. Admissions officials seek students who, through their applications, have articulated specific passions. Therefore, an applicant should be sure to take advantage of the application essay as a means of communicating any significant accomplishments or interests.

Admissions address: 105 Sikes Hall
Box 345124
Clemson, SC 29634-5124
Phone number: (864) 656-2287  
Fax number: (864) 656-2464  
Admissions Website: http://www.clemson.edu/admissions/index.html  
Email: cuadmissions@clemson.edu  
Contact Person: Robert Barkley, Director of Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 13,381  
Percent of applicants admitted: 64%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: May 1; Priority Deadline: December 1  
Early decision/action deadline: No  
Accepts the Common Application? No  
Admission requirements: High School Transcript
Standardized Test Scores

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? SAT or ACT with writing  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Considers the highest section scores across all test dates  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 5111  
ACT code: 3842  
Learn more about other North And South Carolina schools:
Elon   Wake Forest   UNC  

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