Clemson, SC
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$30,004 ($13,076)
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Reviews 1972 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Though off campus choices are good, parking is terrible. The choices, however, are fantastic, and there are some decent prices, much better than the cost of living on campus

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Weather is almost always gorgeous with few rainy days. The campus is beautiful in the fall, spring, and summer.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are some extremely great dorms at Clemson (i.e. Clemson House, Stadium Suites-->where you can have your own bathroom) and there are also very gross dorms. Usually the boys get the grossest ones. There isn't much middle ground - either the dorm is nice or the dorm is crappy.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Clemson sends out emails every so often about people being arrested for drug related charges. If people are doing drugs at Clemson, however few, they are caught and reprimanded for these actions.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many reasonable locations right near campus (i.e. subway, pita pit, chipotle) that offer reasonable student discounts. However, I cannot STAND the bar scene near Clemson. The bars are trashy, underwhelming, and reek of garbage. The only place that isn't too big of a chain that I can praise is a place called Spill the Beans. This place is low key and run by students.

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4 College Student

Transportation: The cat bus around Clemson and outlying areas is really good. Buses run about every 15 minutes. Also, smaller buses are available around campus, even late at night. You can call to be picked up if you need it. Very safe.

3 College Senior

Majors: I do not plan to have an internship because I'm graduating in three years and didn't have time to enjoy a semester-long hands-on experience somewhere else. However, I have heard that the internships under faculty and creative inquiry groups cover almost every topic you can think of, and it's easy to find one that pertains to what you wish to study

4 College Senior

Majors: The workload for Clemson's science department is very heavy. Anatomy and physiology courses as well as biochemistry and cell biology are very demanding in terms of volume of information, but the material is extremely interesting and makes it all worth it. the instructors are very knowledgeable and passionate about their classes and the biology classes are all relative to each other so that many topics overlap for easy understanding.

4 College Senior

Majors: I had no problems getting into my Biology major and the professors and department heads made it very easy to register for classes and lay out the curriculum of the classes I would need to sign up for. The professors since then have been extremely helpful and nurtured my love of science and biology to prepare me for medical school.

5 College Senior

Majors: I am fully prepared for my entrance into graduate school because Clemson prepared me so well!

4 College Senior

Scholarships: Clemson gives a huge amount of scholarships to in-state students but I am out of state, so I had to pay out of pocket when I would have had a full ride if I was in-state. I believe that Clemson should give a higher proportion of scholarship money to out-of-state students since so many of our student body is not from SC.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The Campus Housing for Clemson is average and is what a college freshman would expect upon entering college.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: Much of the financial aid at Clemson is spent on athletes which is frustrating at times.

1 College Freshman

Nightlife: What Nightlife? Downtown Clemson has three bars all of which are extremely crowded on weekends. These bars are also strictly 21 and up. The under 21 scene is mainly Frat parties which are difficult to attend if you do not participate on Greek life.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The academics at Clemson are top notch. The professors really know what they're talking about and know how to teach. The assignments are helpful and really relate to the material. I feel confident in the education I am receiving at Clemson.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: This is a college town, plain and simple. Everyone really loves where they're at and solid-orange Fridays don't just happen during football season. On the downside, there isn't a lot of stuff to do in Clemson and our downtown is one street. Greenville and Atlanta are the closest cities.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The amount of financial aid I received was acceptable but the process was a hassle.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food is the same everyday and gets boring after a week or so.

4 College Freshman

Weather: It seems to rain a lot, but its not too bad and the weather is normally very nice.

4 College Junior

Academics: Clemson University is a top 25 school and the programs and degrees offered confirm that ranking.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is plentiful. There are places for all types of food, including American, Chinese, Japanese and Mexican. Of course some places are more expensive than others, but for the most part, the prices are pretty reasonable. Not so much to offer for student discounts, though. My recommendation: check our Brioso, the Italian place!

2 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Clemson is a typical college town. There is one main street (appropriately named Main St.) where students can find bars, restaurants, small businesses, etc. The surrounding towns of Anderson, Pendleton, and Easley and a good 15-minute drive; however, it is there that one will find larger department stores, chain food places, etc. Not much for sports people, except for the sports affiliated with the university.

1 College Junior

Parking: Parking is horrid. If you arrive to campus after 9 AM, plan to search for parking for 30+ minutes. Clemson is not friendly toward Graduate Assistants either. As university employees, one would hope for employee perks--not the case at Clemson. Come prepared to search for a spot and then follow up your search with a hike to your building... the parking lots are far from convenient. For the price of $120/year, it might be better to check out the bus system or invest in a bicycle.

2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The police do an okay job but a lot of the time they rely on reports of incidents from professors and students

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3 College Junior

Computers: The computer labs are definetly crowded at crunch times but there is usually not many technical difficulties and we can always just use our own computers

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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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