Clemson, SC
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Reviews 1817 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Majors: The workload here is very fair, but because I am not being challenged I am afraid that I am not learning what I need to be successful in a career in Business. This school spends all of its money on the engineering program and the football program so little is left for the rest of us. In fact, I have to pay additional differential fees for every course I take just to ensure that I have a teacher. And it's only in my college, no one else's. The internships and job opportunities are good if you don't mind staying in rural South Carolina for the rest of your life, which does not appeal to me. They only have one or two companies who recruit from other areas of the nation, and even then the chances of securing a job there are slim because those companies are looking at better colleges. They definitely need to update their dorms because they just keep building new random buildings for athletes with the name of whoever donates the most money on it. My dorm hasn't been updated apart from the addition of basic Direct TV since 1800-something.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The freshmen dorms aren't great, but you can deal with them. There are some nicer suits for upperclassmen though.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: There is a great athletic center and so many different spots on campus to study, not just at the library.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Clemson has an awesome social scene, there's always fun things going on and any sporting event is a must.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food is good, you just get tired of eating the same thing all of the time and there's not that much variety.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Clemson has an amazing downtown area that gives you a mini city feel, that includes many restaurants, shops, and events. They also have great nightlife and the local attitude feels like family.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: there are multiple options for dining, the halls have many options and the food is pretty healthy and tasty. its close to classes and convenient.

3 College Junior

Parking: The parking is too far from the buildings and there isn't enough spaces.

3 College Senior

Transportation: The parking at Clemson is awful. It is the biggest complaint of most students. All the parking lots are very far away from campus, and it is always an issue finding a spot. This can result in having to leave for class up to an hour before it starts just to find a spot. The Cat Bus runs routes to all the major apartment complexes, but it is often overcrowded. The buses are constantly too full to let anymore students on, so then you end up being late for class. They are free, however, and cabs are cheap because Clemson is so small.

5 College Senior

Majors: The process of getting into the Communication Studies major is easy as long as you are applying as a freshman. It only consisted of the normal freshman application. They definitely look at test scores with a high emphasis when applying. If you are applying for the major once you are already enrolled in Clemson, the process is much more difficult. It is one of the hardest majors to transfer into because it is so small, and you must have an A in Comm 201 to be considered.

4 College Senior

Majors: I have had two internships in my time at Clemson University. One of them was with a company in Anderson, and I did their marketing work for them. It was luckily paid and during the summer. It was a big time commitment, but it was at a time when I wasn't taking classes so that was not an issue. I had high responsibilities and learned a lot through this internship. I definitely feel as though it is going to help me find a job in the future after graduation. My second internship I will be starting in January at a marketing firm in Greenville. This, like most marketing internships, is unpaid. It will be a large time commitment with 20+ hours of unpaid work a week, but I am looking forward to the real world experience that I will gain. I found both of these internships with help from Clemson's Career Center, which has a constant updated guide of local jobs and internships. Clemson has done a wonderful job of making these opportunities available, as well as pushing their students to apply for them.

3 College Senior

Majors: I have enjoyed my classes and they provide a broad range of curriculum. However, they do not offer very much emphasis in particular areas. The emphasis area requirement serves as a stand-in, with few classes actually relating in any specific emphasis area. As an advertising emphasis, I have had a hard time finding communications classes that relate to this emphasis because of the lack of classes offered in this major. However, although I do not feel as prepared as I should, I do not have concerns about finding a job in this field because of the experience Clemson has provided me in other aspects of study.

3 College Senior

Majors: I'm a Communication Studies major at Clemson, and I have mixed reviews about how I feel about this department. As a small major at Clemson, they tend to be disorganized with constantly changing curriculum and professors. There are also few classes that are offered in Communications, which poses to be an issue when deciding on coursework. However, in recent years they have begun to expand the major and the consistency found.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: Clemson is a large public school. With that being said you may expect to see a lot of diversity--but don't. Most people are white, typically republicans, with some money if not a lot. That's not a bad thing for some people like me (because it kinda matches the town I grew up in) but if you are looking for diversity this isn't the school for you. But if you are different somehow, that doesn't mean you won't fit in. Clemson has a ton of clubs and organizations so you can absolutely find a place you'll fit into. We do have minorities, they just aren't prominent. The people at Clemson are all really nice and friendly, so you won't be made fun of for being a minority.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: You have a lot of options as a freshman at Clemson--but remember its based on when you send in your initial application, not your housing application, so apply early! Clemson House is the best. People say its really far away from everything but it really isn't bad and you are right by downtown. You get your own bathroom, and some have a kitchenette/giant closet. Plus you have your own cafeteria that has amazing brunch on the weekends. The high rises are okay. No personal bathroom, but you probably have more social stuff going on there. Clemson House seems more laid back, where as the horse shoe (where the high rises are located) always seems to have something going on. High rises aren't co-ed. Clemson House is co-ed. I have girl neighbors on one side and guys on the other. Johnstone and the shoeboxes are supposed to be really crappy. But I know the people who live in Johnstone love it for some reason. Just know that they're really old--but good location.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Almost everyone here at Clemson is friendly and says hello and smiles when passing by. Guys hold open the doors for anyone. Most girls act classy but some can be trashy. I would say that for the most part, the people that attend are attractive and outgoing people who will be friendly to anyone.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The university has many apartments that are on campus but that are great, and there are apartments everywhere for college students!

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I wish I could have gotten more aid because I didn't realize how much college really would cost, but the financial aid process was pretty easy.

2 College Freshman

Parking: The parking on campus is okay for me but I know that a lot of people have to park about a mile from their dorm buildings. I live at Clemson House and can park right behind the building. If I have a visitor, I can get them a pass and they can park even closer than I can. Events and gameday parking is a hassle for those that have to move their cars, but I don't have to do that either. The only complaint I personally have is the cost of the pass. I paid $150 for a pass that will last for one year. That means I will spend $600 just to park while I go to school here.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not in a sorority but many of my friends are. I've found that the Greek life plays a huge role in campus life at Clemson, but it doesn't cause people to be separated by sororities like people would think.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Extremely relevant!! Huge part of Clemson and a vital part for students to get out and relax and not think about school work for a short period of time each week.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food isn't too bad, but it gets boring after a while. Harcombe starts to become preferred after the 1st semester because it has more options; the food is predictable, but there are more choices.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: As a freshman the life on campus is awesome. If you are trying to pick which dorm is best for you, you should choos the ones that are in the center of the whole school or near it. The High Rises are a good choice to choose from because they are close to almost every building. Go to the games to experience the atmosphere of being apart of the family.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: The career center at Clemson was incredibly helpful in helping find many different internship possibilities and a great final internship experience.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: There is an excellent transit system around Clemson. But the long distance transport is not very good or reliable


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Sarah Camille Hipp
Alexandria, VA
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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