Clemson University

2,781 reviews
  1. Clemson, SC
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
Clemson University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
201 Sikes Hall
Clemson, SC 29634

Clemson University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
52%
SAT Range
1150-1340
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$16,799/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,581/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,327/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,488/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,306/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,585/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.205 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.208 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.209 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,572Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 118 responses
Report
  • Spirited
    42%
  • Committed
    20%
  • HAPPY
    9%
  • Passionate
    9%
  • Preppy
    8%
  • Average
    4%
  • All the above
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.230 responses
Poll
51%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.251 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 122 responses
Report
  • CLEMSON FAMILY
    28%
  • BLEEDS ORANGE and PURPLE
    19%
  • Spirit
    12%
  • Pride
    9%
  • All the above
    8%
  • "A.L.L.I.N."
    7%
  • Family
    6%

After Clemson University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.135 responses

Reviews

2,781 reviews
  • Excellent
    679
  • Very Good
    1045
  • Average
    856
  • Poor
    134
  • Terrible
    67
I am absolutely in love with Clemson. I am from Pittsburgh, PA, so living in the South is a big change, but it's a large part of Clemson's appeal. The campus is stunning and nearly every person you see walking around will smile at you. I always feel welcomed and safe around campus. There are so many clubs and organizations to get involved in at Clemson, the choices are overwhelming. The D1 sports are a great selling point too; football games may be one of my favorite things about Clemson! The faculty members I have interacted with have been great and very helpful: professors, academic advisers, etc. The academics at Clemson are pretty challenging, especially in the Honors College, but there are many resources such as tutoring and Peer Assisted Learning sessions at the Academic Success Center. Clemson is a fun, safe, welcoming environment in which students are encouraged to thrive.
  • Freshman
  • 1 month ago
Living in the dorms freshman year was definitely a great experience! I lived in a living learning community, which made access to people taking the same classes as me effortless. Not only did it help me to study, but it helped me to find friends with similar interests to my own, which forged friendships that have lasted my entire college career. I would definitely recommend a living learning community if it is an option. The cleanliness of the place, other than perhaps bad roommates, was impeccable. The janitorial staff is amazing at Clemson. The amenities are probably where Clemson is lacking the most, but if you are an honors student, the Holmes Dorm is better than most, with its own study rooms, study lounge, board games, keurig access, and free printing. All of the dorms have ready access to washers and dryers, and most have study spaces available. The housing process itself, I cannot speak as directly to, for after my first year I moved off campus due to cost savings (which, at Clemson, are about the same as other colleges if you stay on campus). I cannot deny that living on campus was convenient for classes and food options.
  • College Junior
  • Mar 23 2015
Clemson University is overall an amazing university to attend school. The professors are very engaged with the students, the campus itself is the beautiful, the food is so delicious, and it is so fun rooting on all of our amazing athletic teams throughout the season. I am currently a sophomore attending this school and I commute everyday there for about a 35 minute drive. However, this drive very much worth it since I love every minute of the experience of the school while I am there. I absolutely love being apart of the Clemson family and I would highly encourage others to join as well!
  • Sophomore
  • 1 month ago