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Clemson, SC
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15,643
Tuition (in-state)
$30,004 ($13,076)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Living off campus gives you freedoms that you will definitely enjoy if you're a person who enjoys getting the full college experience. There aren't any RAs or campus cops busting down your door if you have a few friends over for beers in your room. There are more than a handful of different apartment complexes around, and you'll get what you pay for. Rent is usually around $500 a month more or less, which is dirt cheap comparatively around the country. If you live in a house off campus and not in an apartment complex, landlords are extremely helpful and understanding, at least mine is. Commuter parking is actually a lot nicer than resident parking, and if you don't want to walk 10 minutes to class, the CAT buses are on constant loops between parking lots and campus.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Clemson is known for being the best college in the state of South Carolina. I major in Mathematical Sciences, which is tough, but some of the brightest professors in the country are brought in here to teach. The workload is manageable if you can manage your time, the curriculum is well put together and challenging, the facilities are amazing, and I get emails multiple times a day about internship and job opportunities. If you want the easy way out, be a business major.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: If you go downtown, there are a lot of places to go such as Chipotle, Moe's, and Jimmy Johns to name a few. If you have a car, CookOut is the best thing around. If you don't know what CookOut is, come down and try it out. $5 trays of food you probably can't even finish, plus the best milkshakes you'll have ever… you need a spoon to eat them.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Two words: Orange Bowl. In football, the Clemson Tigers are at the top of the ACC and always a top 10 contender in the NCAA. We also have one of the biggest, loudest stadiums in the country. In basketball, we house a competitive team, and the atmosphere in Littlejohn Coliseum is electric at every home game. On game day, EVERYONE is wearing orange and purple. Tailgates are probably the highlight of the weekend, not including the game itself. The entire community is dedicated to the Tigers, which can be noted by Solid Orange Friday, where most students wear orange to class before game day on Saturday.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is the epitome of social life on campus. From frat parties to sorority functions, there is always something to do. For lucky freshmen and mostly sophomores, Greek students get to live on the Quad, which is a huge private, practically closed off dorm area home to tailgating on game day. Greeks make up about 20-30% of total student population, but you would think it was a lot more walking around campus.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: Right now it's the third week in February and it has been 70 degrees out for the past few days. Even when it's 50 the sun makes it feel like 65. We got snow a few times this semester too. Even an inch equals a snow day!

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: If you're under 21, frat parties are the way to go. There's a catch, you either need to be pledging that fraternity, or be a girl. If you have a fake ID, downtown is always fun, but MIPs get given out like candy so you better look the part.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: I live in New York and go to school in Clemson, SC. Usually I fly out of GSP airport, which is about 45 minutes away. If you post a message on your class's Facebook group, it's very easy to find a ride to the airport. There is also an AmTrak station right across the street from downtown, which is VERY convenient in distance.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: On campus, you will probably not hear of drug use at all. Off campus, some people smoke weed, but other than that anything else is pretty rare.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I have received about 3/4 worth of tuition through scholarships, grants, and financial aid. All based on merits. If you're applying out of state, as long as you got good SAT/ACT scores and graduated top 10% of your class, you should be eligible for the bigger out of state merit scholarship.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a ton of places to live off campus. You can get cheap or expensive housing and it is simple to learn about all of the options.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I love being in Spanish and International Trade. It is a really unique major because it combines both business and Spanish. There are not many schools that have this major which is very strange to me because I feel like I will become more successful than just regular business majors.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus. If there is anything that goes on with the police every student is emailed and notified immediately.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: Everyone I know brought their own computer to college so I do not know much about the computer labs. There is wireless internet that has great range but it doesn't work on game days because of the huge masses of people here.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I love the greek life here. If you aren't in a sorority it isn't bad at all because there are a ton of girls who aren't and you are still able to get into all the parties. It is tougher for guys if they are not in a frat.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: There are a good selection of majors here but at the same time make sure that if you know what you want to major in that the have it here. If Clemson doesn't have your major I obviously would not recommend coming here.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I am in Spanish and International Trade. It was not difficult to get into but I think it is a great program and very unique.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The dining halls are great at the beginning of the year but then become horrible as the year goes on. There are a ton of great restaurants in town and there is a service where you can order take out food from almost any restaurant and have it brought to your dorm.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Clemson has TIger Transit and CAT buses to take people anywhere. It is super convenient and easy to use.

4 College Freshman

Weather: It is warm most of the year and if you come from the north it is great.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It matters how your RA is. Some RAs are very lenient and don't care very much but others are extremely strict.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Being out of state it is confusing on how to apply and get financial aid but for me it all worked out in the end.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It's pretty much what most would expect from a public institution.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek students participate in many other organizations in addition to their sorority or fraternity and do not isolate themselves into that one organization. They are very involved. Its a good experience for me!

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4 College Freshman

Academics: There is a good emphasis on academics and many resources to improve the educational experience.

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Sarah Camille Hipp
Hometown
Alexandria, VA
Major
Communication Studies
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Clemson offers an amazing college experience. Students return for the rest of their lives to see how the campus has changed and to support the Tigers. Although it is located in a small town, the school is big enough that there is never a dull moment, and the location only makes the student body closer to one another. As anyone who has been to Clemson knows, the students' blood here is orange, and the Clemson spirit is contagious for almost anyone who attends.

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