Diversity

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

Diversity: There is little to no diversity on Clemson's campus. Most students are white except for the athletes who do not really interact with the rest of the student body.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Lots of diversity in all aspects of clemson

2 College Student

Diversity: No very diverse at all. Very prejudice against Northerners and different religions

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: I have never experienced any racist happenings on campus or heard of any. No one has ever expressed any problems with students of different races.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Almost everyone is upper-class, southern, white, and republican. There are a lot of hardcore Christians, but maybe I just think that way because I'm from New York which is kind of the complete opposite. You won't be looked down upon for your beliefs whatsoever, but it's hard not to notice the conformity just by looking around. All of the guys wear Ralph Lauren, Vineyard Vines, Southern Tide, etc. All of the girls wear bright Norts to class with big t shirts (I don't mind it).

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  • 38th
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  • 1254th
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  • 1357th
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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sarah Camille Hipp
Hometown
Alexandria, VA
Major
Communication Studies
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Students find that, when looking around campus, they all look pretty much the same. They also note that foreign students and students of similar ethnicity tend to form their own groups. Although Clemson has students from many different countries, they make up a small proportion of the predominantly white student body population.

Don't expect to see much diversity when you come to Clemson. Keep in mind that the school is located in rural northwestern South Carolina-not exactly a melting pot for diversity. If diversity is an important factor in selecting your school, you might want to look elsewhere.

Facts & Statistics

African American
7%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
2%
International
1%
Native American
0%
White
83%
Unknown
3%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
39%
Common States of Residence
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 33%
20-21: 37%
22-24: 19%
25+: 11%
Female Faculty
34%
Male Faculty
66%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 9%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 85%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
There is a gay-straight alliance club on campus, but the student body attitude tends to be less accepting of the homosexual population than it probably should be.
Political Activity
Organizations like the College Democrats and the College Republicans do exist, but they are seldom the center of attention on campus.
Most Common Religions
Christianity
Minority Clubs on Campus
Black Student Alliance, Hillel Jewish Center, Indian Students Association, Korean Student Association, Muslim Student

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 80 responses

  • 4% Libertarian
  • 9% Not sure
  • 5% Very conservative
  • 40% Conservative
  • 34% Moderate
  • 4% Liberal
  • 5% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 80 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 9% Very conservative
  • 44% Conservative
  • 20% Moderate
  • 19% Not sure
  • 6% Liberal
  • 2% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 80 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 79 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 81 responses

  • 6% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 9% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 40% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 46% Very accepting.

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