Campus Housing

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

Campus Housing: Campus Housing is pretty average, at least where I was for my first year. But, the atmosphere is great and it's easy to meet people and make friends.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Depending on where you live its okay.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms in general are pretty small to average sized. Clemson House is where all the freshmen want to live because it has to biggest rooms. The shoeboxes have okay sized dorm rooms that you share with one other person and there are communal bathrooms that are kept relatively clean. Some dorms like Mccabe have suite style in which you share a bathroom with your roommate and two other people in the dorm next to you. Apartments are decent sized and have a kitchen and living and you live with two-four people. In the Calhoun Courts apartments you share a room with one other person with a total of four people living together in the apartment. Usually in Calhoun Courts one bedroom is bigger but you get a okay sized living room and kitchen.

1 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I never lived in the dorms, I lived in the apartments which was my last pick for the lottery. I think that because I got my last pick for the lottery system I think it did not have a very good logarithm for selecting housing for students. The apartment was a 10 minute walk to my classes. There was not a social atmosphere in the apartment as everyone kept to themselves. The cost I came to find out was higher for on campus where I was living compared to many other places off campus. I would recommend off campus living to Clemson Students.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I think we have an advantage living on campus because it helps with our social life and is more convenient when it's time to go to classes.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 440th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 817th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 836th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 938th
    Most Spacious Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sarah Camille Hipp
Hometown
Alexandria, VA
Major
Communication Studies
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The best dorms for freshmen are the high-rises or the Honors dorm, Holmes. If you must settle for less, the Shoeboxes are not a bad way to go. Students recommend avoiding Johnstone, but those who have lived there say it was a "bonding experience" due to the living conditions they all had to face.

The dorms at Clemson range from outdated to top of the line. A lot of construction has taken place in recent years to improve student living conditions, and if you can't find a dorm that feels like home after your first year, there are many off-campus housing options for you to choose from. If nothing else, the dorm experience will allow you to meet people with whom you will always share a common bond-be it good or bad.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
6,090
Average Housing Costs
$4,258
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
47%
Number of Dormitories
16
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
5
Best Dorms
  • Holmes
  • McCabe
  • Stadium Hall
Worst Dorms
Johnstone
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Mirror
  • Tack-board
Available for Rent
MicroFridges
Did You Know?
The "Highrise Dorms" include Lever, Byrnes, and Manning. The "Lowrise Dorms" are Barnett, Smith, and Mauldin. Holmes, McCabe, and Stadium Halls are the "suites." The "Shoeboxes" refer to Geer, Cope, Benet, Young, and Sanders halls.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Barnett Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Suite doubles
Special Features: Houses national sororities, laundry, kitchen, carpet
Benet Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, kitchen, computer lab
Byrnes Hall
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 425
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Computer lab, laundry, kitchen, lounge, carpet
Cope Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, kitchen, study lounge
Geer Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, kitchen, study lounge
Holmes Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 290
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Suite doubles
Special Features: Honors community, carpet, in-room sinks, laundry, kitchen, computer lab
Johnstone A Annex
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 124
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, kitchen, study lounge
Johnstone A Main
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 240
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, kitchen, study lounge, computer lab
Lever Hall
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 425
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Computer lab, laundry, kitchen, lounge, carpet
Manning Hall
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 425
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Laundry, kitchen, lounge, carpet
Mauldin Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Laundry, kitchen, carpet
McCabe Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 290
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Suite doubles
Special Features: Carpet, in-room sinks, kitchen, study lounge
Sanders Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, kitchen, study lounge
Smith Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suite doubles
Special Features: Houses national sororities, laundry, kitchen, carpet
Stadium Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 300
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Suite doubles
Special Features: Carpet, in-room sinks, laundry, kitchen, study lounge, computer lab
Young Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No
Residents: Freshmen; women only
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, kitchen, study lounge

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Calhoun Courts
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 750
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartment doubles
Special Features: Carpet, in-room sinks, kitchen, computer lab, laundry, volleyball and basketball courts, lounge
Clemson House
Floors: 7
Number of Units: 265
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, apartments for two, three, or four
Special Features: Carpet, kitchen, laundry, in-room sinks, computer lab
Lightsey Bridge I
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 585
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartment doubles
Special Features: Carpet, in-room sinks, computer lab, kitchen, laundry
Lightsey Bridge II
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 360
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartment singles
Special Features: Kitchen, carpet, in-room sinks, laundry, computer lab, lounge
Thornhill Village
Floors: 1
Number of Units: 220
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartment doubles, apartment quads
Special Features: Carpet, in-room sinks, laundry, computer lab, kitchen

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