Athletics

Location
Clemson, SC
Undergrads
15,643
Tuition (in-state)
$30,004 ($13,076)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics on campus are extremely important from intramural sports to football game day. The campus truly revolves around football in the fall.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Great facilities and dedicated fans

5 College Freshman

Athletics: top ranked athletics----fans are extremely supportive

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Football is the big sport on campus and everyone supports the team

5 College Senior

Athletics: For people who are into that, the scene is great. Everyone and everything in town revolves around sports, don't even try to leave campus on a home game Saturday--you'll never get back in or be able to find parking.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 18th
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 136th
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sarah Camille Hipp
Hometown
Alexandria, VA
Major
Communication Studies
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Clemson draws a lot of students who actively participate in or love to watch sports. Those freshmen that arrive without an understanding of the Clemson athletic tradition find themselves in awe at the first home football game while 80,000 fans cheer on the Tigers as they rush down the Hill, a grassy area behind the home goalposts. Weekends at Clemson in the fall revolve around football, and students here wouldn't have it any other way.

Sports are a way of life at Clemson. It is perhaps one of the best schools for you to watch or play any sport imaginable, from Division I to intramural. Club and intramural sports give you the opportunity to try something you wouldn't believe a university would even sponsor-just don't tell your parents you're training with the Dixie Skydivers.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conferences
Football: Atlantic Coast Conference
Basketball: Atlantic Coast Conference
School Colors
Orange and purple
School Nickname
Tigers
Men Playing Varsity Sports
275 - 4%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
225 - 3%
Students Receiving Athletic Financial Aid
Football: 12
Basketball: 8
Baseball: 7
Cross Country/Track: 8
Other Sports: 42
Graduation Rates of Athletic Financial Aid Recipients
Football: 8%
Basketball: 13%
Baseball: 14%
Cross Country/Track: 13%
Other Sports: 2%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Air rifle
  • Airsoft
  • Baseball
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Freeride
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse (men's and women's)
  • Paintball
  • Rowing
  • Rugby (men's and women's)
  • Running
  • Sailing
  • Soccer (men's and women's)
  • Softball (women's)
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Ultimate Frisbee (men's and women's)
  • Volleyball (men's and women's)
  • Water polo
  • Water sports
  • Wrestling
Intramurals
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Billiards
  • Darts
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag Football
  • Kickball
  • Ping-pong
  • Quickball
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer (indoor, outdoor)
  • Softball
  • Tennis ladder
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball (sand, court)
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Fike Recreational Center
  • Indoor Track
  • Sloan Tennis Center
Most Popular Sports
Football, basketball, and baseball draw the largest crowds.
Most Overlooked Teams
Soccer attendance is low considering their outstanding accomplishments.
School Spirit
Clemson students' blood runs orange, espcially for their football and basketball teams. Sweatshirts, T-shirts, and logo shorts bearing the Clemson Tiger are a required part of every students wardrobe.
Getting Tickets
All students receive free tickets to athletic events. However, for some big football and basketball games, you must stand in line a few weeks prior to the event to wait for your tickets.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Walk the perimeter of the campus-or jog, bike, or roller-blade as a lot of students like to do.

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 98 responses

  • 2% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 5% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 65% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 28% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 98 responses

  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 7% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 68% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 24% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 99 responses

  • 0% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 3% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 52% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 45% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.

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