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About Clemson University
More than 20,000 students call Clemson University "home" each academic year. Why? Because Clemson has a way of doing things differently. Clemson is more than a top-tier research university, more than big-time science and engineering, and more than course schedules and final exams. It's about providing experiences and enrichment opportunities that create leaders, thinkers and entrepreneurs. Clemson is one of 68 public and 51 private institutions selected to receive a 2008 community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation in the areas of Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships. It joins 76 other institutions that were selected in 2006 — the only other year of selections — out of 4,391 accredited colleges and universities in the nation. Set in a college town with a beautiful backdrop of lake fronts and mountains, Clemson attracts students looking for a strong sense of community, school spirit and a love of winning - in academics, in athletics and in life. We invite you to get more. We invite you to Clemson University!
Clemson Resources for Student Success
Clemson offers a number of resources to help make your Clemson Experience the best it can be, whether it is offering you academic support or helping you find a students' organization that fits your interests. With nearly half of classes at Clemson having fewer than 20 students, Clemson professors get to know their students and explore innovative ways of teaching. It is the one reason Clemson's retention and graduation rates rank among the highest in the country among public schools. It is the way Clemson continues to attract some of the country's best students who seek intellectual challenge. Clemson provides educational and enrichment opportunities to create leaders, thinkers and entrepreneurs solving real-world problems through research, outreach and public service. The University's over 20,000 students can select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs offered by five colleges. Clemson is well known for its prominent athletic programs and for the spirit of its fans. Another important aspect of Clemson is its dedication to improving the world through public service. If you are in the area, tune your radio to Clemson's student station, WSBF 88.1 FM. Of course, the best way to see what it is like to be a Clemson student is to come to campus. We would love to see you!
|Total Undergraduate Students||16,562|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||28||<1%|
|African American / Black||1,059||6%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||18||<1%|
|Two or More Races||319||2%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||240||1%|
|Where do CU undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||32%|
|How old are CU undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||4%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||26 - 31|
|Math||590 - 680|
|Critical Reading||560 - 660|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||84%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||97%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||100%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.38|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||100%|
The cost to attend Clemson University varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||18 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||65%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||86%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||1,051|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||35%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||16%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||88%|
98% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
37% of all undergraduates live on campus
Clemson University is devoted to providing faculty, staff, students and visitors with information they need to protect themselves. Safety information is disseminated through different systems to provide complete coverage of our population. Clemson has established a partnership with the Pickens County e-911 system. “Inside Alert
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at Clemson University in 2011-12|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2011-12|
|Business Administration and Management, General.||7%|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General.||5%|
|Marketing/Marketing Management, General.||4%|
|Civil Engineering, General.||4%|
|Links to degree programs at Clemson University|
First-time students in Fall 2011 that returned for their second year: 91%