Students at Clemson love to party. The school was ranked as the number two party school by the Princeton Review, but with a school of only 13,000 undergraduates, a one street bar scene, and no fraternity/sorority row, some students wonder whether Clemson was deserving of the title. However, students find the atmosphere in downtown Clemson to be the best source of entertainment on the weekends because it is close to campus and there are a nice selection of bars and restaurants.
The most popular place to go for nightlife is downtown, no questions asked. Football season contributes significantly to the nightlife at Clemson, especially after big home-game wins. Although there are no clubs in the Clemson area, fraternities and apartment parties offer some alternatives to the dominating bar scene.