Clemson U

Clemson University

102 Sikes Hall, Clemson, United States
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  • Total Documents
    4,975
  • Class Notes
    3,422
  • Textbook Notes
    747
  • Study Guides
    804
  • Currently Enrolled
    3,492
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,896

Overview of Clemson University (Clemson U)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:19,402
    • Men:9,988 (51.5%)
    • Women:9,414 (48.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (Clemson U)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Clemson University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
April 30
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Clemson, SC  29634
Phone
(864) 656-2287
Fax
(864) 656-2464
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid (Clemson U)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $14,712|Out-of-state: $35,324
  • Room & Board: - $9,592 (66.02422907488987%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,346 (9.264867841409691%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,590 (24.71090308370044%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Clemson University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003425
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,985 (81.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,826 (61.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,787 (97.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
367 (20.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$13,131
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,680 (94.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,918
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,278 (71.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,147
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,680 (94.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,184 (32.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,585

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
12,307 (63.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
8,958 (72.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,699 (97.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,409 (16.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$11,582
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 7,459 (85.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,183
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,689 (76.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,879
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 7,459 (85.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
5,332 (27.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,071

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
46%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,201
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Agriculture, Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Clemson U)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Clemson University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


93.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


82.0%

Programs & Majors (Clemson U)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (71)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

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


Engineering, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


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

Master's Programs of Study (85)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Psychology
  • Aquaculture
  • Architecture
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Research
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry
  • Genetics
  • Higher Education
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Hydrogeology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Middle School Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Organizational Management
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Real Estate
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Writing

Campus Life (Clemson U)

Location & Geography

Population


14,089

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,400 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
55 mile(s) from campus in Greenville/Spartanburg
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 of College Housing


37% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


63%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Clemson University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


18,642

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
19,402
Women
9,414
Men
9,988

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

Number of Graduate Students


4,985

Student Resources (Clemson U)