Location
Clemson, SC
Undergrads
15,643
Tuition (in-state)
$30,004 ($13,076)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1991 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Clemson's campus police are very effective. Luckily there is not a lot of crime in the area, but they are vigilant about enforcing road rules and parking. I always feel safe walking around campus.

5 College Junior

Transportation: The CatBus at Clemson is rated as one of the best free bus transportation systems in the nation.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I haven't stayed on campus yet, but I will be this upcoming year. I have been in several of the different living areas, though. Some are better than others. Most of them are what you would expect at a University. There are apartment options, single room options, and more.

4 College Senior

Majors: My program is Language and International Health. It's relatively new, so it's small, which is a plus when it comes to advising and meeting with the head of the department. I really enjoy my classes, and I have pretty much every class with the same people so it's easier to make friends with classmates. I also get to do an internship abroad next summer as part of the curriculum, which is a really great opportunity!

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: While there have been a few crimes committed on campus lately, I have never felt unsafe at Clemson. There emergency poles all around campus that allows students to call the police if they ever feel unsafe. Lights stay on all night around campus to make sure that when students are walking back to their dorms late at night, they are never walking in the dark. There is also an app that sends students CUSafeAlerts. These messages contain information about weather safety and information about local crimes.

2 College Senior

Parking: It costs around $150 for a parking pass that lasts the whole school year and if you have later classes then you have to search for a spot. Also, the parking people aren't lenient when it comes to tickets. My roommate this past year didn't get a pass, so when she drove to campus, she parked in a meter spot and she probably got five different tickets for being two minutes past its expiration.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Clemson has many academic programs that are very beneficial for the students: co-op, internships, and study abroad. Many of the students who co-op end up getting offered full time positions after graduation. All internships that Clemson suggests are paid. The study abroad program is very good as well due to the many different options available.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Clemson University really is home to the happiest students. The students and their attitude is what makes this school great. Clemson is rich in tradition, such as the First Friday Parade, where all the students gather downtown for a parade to celebrate returning to campus for the Fall semester. There are all sorts of organizations to join. Even if you don't join a club, you will never feel left out at Clemson. The teachers take a personal interest in their student's success and will try to help in any way they can.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Food around campus is generally good. There are many restaurants that are fantastic for a quick meal or a quiet dinner. Even the dining halls are good but after a while they get a little bit old. Some nights they have surprises in terms of food.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Clemson has better public transportation than most cities in South Carolina. One phone call and you have a bus coming your way taking you to any point you would like on campus. They also have transit bus's that take you to other surrounding areas outside of campus.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Clemson handles third party finances very well. There office tends to move slowly but they work as fast as possible and will process your information as quickly as they can. The school doesn't give out much money to students.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Clemson is small and there isn't much in the community other than the university. However, Greenville is only about 20-30 minutes ago and there is plenty to do there. They have awesome restaurants, night life, and minor league sports teams.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on Clemson's campus. All buildings are locked at night and you must have a key or your student ID to enter the buildings at that time. There are constant police cars and student police officers walking the campus looking for suspicious activity.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: There is definitely an emphasis on Greek life here at Clemson, though you can definitely find other things to get involved in if you don't go that route. However, tradition rules, so people that are legacies whose family came here and were Greek definitely want to keep the chain going. Also, the party scene in the Greek life is well-known, which can either be what makes students want to become a part of it or keeps them away from it.

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3 College Senior

Diversity: Diversity is somewhat good on campus but the majority of students are still white. International students do have a presence here but it is not a huge percentage. There are clubs and groups for LGBT but no actual center. Same for women.

4 College Junior

Majors: Getting into the psychology program at Clemson isn't too competitive because not too many are in it. The only difficulty I encountered was choosing between the BA or BS route. BS requires more science courses and labs whereas BA requires more language and English credits. Other majors at Clemson are harder to get into. Architecture and many of the performing arts majors are very competitive. Many other majors are closed and require a separate admission outside of applying to the university. The only tips I can offer for admission are getting a high SAT score, high GPA, and a good background in extra curricular activities.

4 College Junior

Majors: I personally have not had an internship yet within my major but this coming fall I will be on a psychological research team studying students sleep patterns. Other than this experience, I do plan on having an internship at some point during my undergrad. I am concerned about where I would get one and exactly what I would be doing. I want to get my masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling so I'm not sure as to how many hospitals/therapeutic offices would be offering internships in that area. Regardless, Clemson does a GREAT job with their career center in helping students get internships, co-ops, and other helpful experience in their fields of study.

4 College Junior

Majors: Clemson is one of the best engineering schools in the country. And apart from that, we have multiple majors that many students excel in such as architecture, nursing, sports management, and more. Clemson has a lot to offer to where you shouldn't have a hard time figuring out what you want to do with the rest of your life.

5 College Junior

Computers: Every student is required to own a laptop, but free printing is provided by the university!

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is everything you would expect it to be if you're a part of it. If not, it is not overwhelming- about 20% of students are greek. Students who are not greek often times participate in all of the greek activities regardless.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: There are only a couple and not easy to get unless you are an instate student receiving a government scholarship such as LIFE or HOPE.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few that are great but the more upscale places are in the neighboring towns.

5 College Junior

Transportation: There are shuttles to everywhere you could want or need to go; apartment complexes, grocery stores, neighboring towns, etc. I know tons of people who have gone all four years without a car at school and had no issues at all.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life at Clemson is a pretty big deal. A lot of students get involved in greek life. However, the university is so big, that you don't feel left out if you don't get involved in it. The greek life seems to center around parties, events, and some community service. Greek life allows for guys and girls to branch out socially and meet many people. Also, to allow students to make connections that may help in finding jobs one day.

3 College Junior

Academics: I am in the Engineering College. Engineering is known for it's difficulty in curriculm, however the teachers are EXCELLENT and they make learning the difficult concepts fun. The civil engineering building is a poor representative of the major however. It needs to be remodeled and updated. Our college has many job fairs that provide opportunities for engineering students to find co-ops, internships, and jobs.

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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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