Clemson, SC
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$30,004 ($13,076)
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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Many of the buildings have been recently updated, and the older buildings add to the history and charm of the school. An opportunity to take a class in one of the original academic buildings is a treat.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Clemson has such a unique atmosphere. Campus radiates happiness and I enjoy walking around campus between classes just because it is so peaceful. I love that our downtown area is essentially on campus so we have the opportunity to go grab lunch and relax between classes.

5 College Junior

Facilities: I love studying in the library because it feels homey - you always see someone you know and I can always focus and get work done when I'm there. Fike is such an awesome facility and I know a lot of people who work out there almost every day.

3 College Senior

Facilities: People find ways to waste time.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are plenty of open areas for the great days in the fall and spring time to be outside and have fun. The gyms and pool are great.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 57th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 122nd
    Best Student Centers
  • 240th
    Best Library
  • 248th
    Greenest Campuses
  • 987th
    Best Performance Venues

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sarah Camille Hipp
Alexandria, VA
Communication Studies
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Students are satisfied with the facilities at Clemson, and they are appreciative of the renovations that have taken place in the past couple years. Remodeled athletic facilities such as the Littlejohn Coliseum (basketball), Tiger Field (baseball), and Clemson Memorial Stadium, also known as "Death Valley," make any competition worth attending.

It seems like there is always yellow tape somewhere on campus-the construction is never-ending. The most recent addition to the campus scenery is the Hendrix Student Center. The Fike Recreation Center was newly renovated for the 2003-2004 academic year. Although a lot of the facilities are aging, one must only walk across campus to see that Clemson is perpetually engaged in improving its services to students. Within the next year or two, the facilities provided to incoming students should be incredible.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
1,700 acres
Student Centers
The Student Union
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Cooper Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • The Amphitheater
  • Bowman Field
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
The Union Underground
Coffeehouse on Campus
  • Einstein Bros. in the Hendrix Student Center
  • Java City in Cooper Library
Movie Theater on Campus
McKissick Theatre in the Hendrix Center
  • The First Friday Parade: Every Friday afternoon before the first home football game, a parade is held to celebrate the new football season. This has been a tradition at Clemson since 1974. Students make floats and parade down the street. At the end of the parade, there is a pep rally.
  • Homecoming and Tigerama: A week before Homecoming, many different student organizations create displays that will be judged on the day of the game. Also on game day, Tigerama is held. Tigerama is the largest student-run pep rally, and it includes the crowning of Miss Homecoming and student-performed skits.
  • Howard's Rock: Originally in Death Valley, this rock made its way to Clemson in 1966 via 1919 Alumnus S. C. Jones. It was placed on the top of the hill, by the football stadium. Coach Frank Howard told his players before a Wake Forest game that if they gave more than their best effort that they could touch the rock. With a victory of 26-3, the players all rubbed the rock. Ever since then, it has been a tradition to rub Howard's Rock before every home game.
  • Running Down the Hill: Called "the most exciting 25 seconds in college football," this tradition began when it was actually necessary for the players to run down the Hill and onto the field. That was before the west stands were built, though. However, the Clemson Tigers still run down the grassy field before each home game after a cannon is fired.
Urban Legends
Whoever reads Thomas Bell Clemson's plaque on his statue outsideTillman will not graduate from Clemson University.
Favorite Things To Do
Bowling in the student union, studying outside in the Amphitheater, throwing a Frisbee on Bowman Field, or just hanging out with friends Movies, athletic facilities, bowling, restaurant, ping-pong, pool, video games
Student Activities Offered
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Music ensembles
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 76 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 8 responses

  • 26% Go to the lake!
  • 26% Go to Fike
  • 17% Sit in the amphitheater
  • 9% Play sports on Bowman
  • 9% Attend the Sporting Events
  • 4% Attend Clemson Sponsored Events
  • 4% Visiting Cooper Library
  • 4% Going to Starbucks

Where are your favorite places to just hang out?    Based on 8 responses

  • 30% Bowman Field
  • 20% The Amphitheater
  • 15% Lever beach.
  • 15% Student Union
  • 10% Dorm Rooms
  • 5% Starbucks
  • 5% Cooper Library

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 8 responses

  • 26% Running Down the Hill
  • 26% Howard's Rock
  • 21% Concerts
  • 16% The First Friday Parade
  • 11% Homecoming and Tigerama

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 83 responses

  • 5% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 20% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 49% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 25% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 83 responses

  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 2% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 43% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 54% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

What is the most interesting urban legend about campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 67% The secret book of names
  • 17% Read clemson's statue wording - you won't graduate
  • 17% The penthouse in Clemson House



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