Campus Housing

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

Campus Housing: The dorms at Clemson are not the worst I have seen but there are several issues with them. The buildings that house most of the freshman are high rises with 10 floors and the elevators break about once a week. There is little to no study space in the dormitories and there are very few maintenance staff members. The dorms are safe because each student only has access to his or her specific building but they are not the nicest of living conditions. It is rather unacceptable because the students (particularly out of state) pay so much to attend the university and are placed in mediocre dorms. The housing process is dependent on when students first applied to the school which is fair but it is evident that some dorms are a lot worse than others so if your roommate applied late, you are basically out of luck.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing in the Suites is great. The atmosphere is welcoming and feels like home.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus is spread out but housing options are good

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: You get what you pay for. Even if you do not get the best housing option on campus, it's not unlivable. There is just enough room for what you need. If you think there isn't, then you've brought too much stuff, odds are, you won't need everything you've brought.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have never lived on campus.

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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The dorms at Clemson range from outdated to top of the line.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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