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3 College Junior

Administration: Parking services and the local police are a little ridiculous. Some of these guys take their jobs way too seriously. It often seems like they are just looking for trouble and trying to bust underage drinkers when they should be more focused on looking out for the best interest and safety of the students.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Clemson doesn't revolve around Greek life, but if you are in Greek life it is an easy and fun way to meet people and get involved.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Clemson basically revolves around football season. I wasn't even that interested in football before coming to Clemson, but now I love it!

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I love living off-campus! You can find apartments within walking distance from campus or just a quick drive. The cost varies, but overall it is pretty affordable. Clemson has a housing fair every year where you can find out about all of the options. Most places have pools and other great amenities.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Tailgating for Saturday home games, going to dartys, and going to bars downtown are all pretty exciting!

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: For a tiny town like Clemson, there are actually quite a few options for off-campus dining. There are a lot of student discounts like $1 taco nights and $1 pizza slice nights at a couple of different places. It is also nice that students who live on-campus can easily walk downtown and have a meal even if they don't have a car. Could use some more variety, but new restaurants and bars keep showing up so that's promising!

5 College Junior

Scholarships: Clemson gives merit scholarships to prospective incoming out-of-state Freshman with high test scores. This scholarship helps cover the out-of-state fees and it is very helpful! I would probably not be at Clemson without this scholarship.

1 College Junior

Campus Food: Do not come here for the food. Don't judge the school on it's food either.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Average housing conditions. It really varies depending on where you live. They are in the process of building a bunch of new dorms which sound like they are going to be pretty great!

3 College Junior

Scholarships: There are not many options for students attempting a second degree. There is almost no scholarship money and the staff are not the most helpful. There is a hardship grant that the school offers but it is not advertised and almost no one knows how to start the process for it.

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: There is plenty of variety on campus for food. You can usually find something for everyone. I like that Clemson produces it's own ice cream and sells in it's own ice cream parlor. I do think that the food can be rather expensive for what you get. Especially some of the convenient already packaged meals.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not live in Campus Housing

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I transferred from a school where I was in a sorority but Clemson doesn't have it so I am no longer an active member.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Frats won't let guys in unless you're on a list which sucks if you want to go to a party and one guy in your group isn't in a frat.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I really like that I can go off campus and still use tiger stripe.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: They're not the easiest to work with and seem like it's a bother to help you.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I transfered and was basically treated like I was worthless to Clemson. Mind you I had a 3.9 GPA transferring in from another University so I was definitely an asset to Clemson. They don't "allow" transfer students to receive any scholarships and once I completed a semester and had a 3.8 GPA, I wasn't eligible for anything because my GPA was too low. One B and suddenly I'm not worthy of a scholarship. Also out of state and don't qualify for financial aid even though I can't afford 40,000 a year. Because I'm not dirt poor I'm supposed to be able to come up with that much money without any help.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Chick Fil A needs to start serving Chicken minis in the mornings.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are lots of different locations to live off-campus that can be very close to campus, while others can be around ten minutes away. Parking is usually not a problem and many places offer special amenities, such as a pool, tanning beds, computer lab, printing, washers/dryers, sports facilities, and gyms. Nice places to live include Campus View, Crawford, Aspen Heights, and The Pier. The cost of living off-campus can be very expensive if you have more roommates and if you live closer to campus.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties can really be found on any day of the week if a person goes looking for them. Parties can be held between friends, fraternities, sports teams, and downtown at local bars. Football games are also a big time for parties and celebrations. Downtown Clemson is very strict and only allows 21 and up into the bars. The parties are very fun and can provide something fun for friends to do.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many places to eat in downtown Clemson that can range from being fancy to being very informal. Meals are very reasonable and are on average $7 per meal, but that varies on where you go. Italian, sandwiches, pizza, Mexican, and ice-cream restaurants are what most of the reasonable off-campus meals are like. Downtown Clemson also offers Tigers To Go, which is a service that delivers food to you from restaurants that do not deliver themselves for a small fee. Downtown Clemson is also within walking distance from classes and most parts of campus, so it is very convenient.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Campus administration is strict in a way that helps benefits its students for their health and safety. RA's are constantly monitoring the halls making sure no rules are being broken, such as noise or alcohol violations. There are security guards and cops that patrol at night for the safety of the students. Clemson is fairly strict when it comes to underage drinking and drug use because those violations are both illegal and not tolerated by the university. Overall, Clemson does its best to protect its students and trying to hold them to higher standards.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Clemson's financial aid office is always available to call when you have questions about your situation. They are very informative and are able to answer any questions you may have. As far as getting the aid you need, Clemson does offer an about average amount of support. They look into family history and are able to help those who are dealing with difficult financial aid situations.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls on-campus can be a hit or a miss. They always offer basic foods from a grill, such as hamburgers, fries, grilled cheese, and as for other food, they typically are healthy options like meat with vegetables. The best part about the dining options is that they area all fast and conveniently placed around campus so students have close access to food no matter which part of campus they are on. All of the non-dining hall food options accept Paw Points and Tiger Stripe, so if a student or his/her parents loads money onto his/her Clemson ID then the student can use that as payment, but of course, cash and credit/debit cards are always acceptable to purchase food. The worst part about the dining halls is that the food often gets repetitive, so it is easy to turn to Chick-fil-a or Wendy's for food, which are not some of the healthier options available. Coffee seems to be a powerful and essential fuel source for many college students and Clemson offers many places that serve great coffee, such as Einstein's and Starbucks. There is even a Java City that is open until the late ours of the night for those students working hard in the library all night long. As far as value goes, all the non-dining hall options are priced fairly.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is something every college freshman has to do. It is key to getting the full freshman experience. Clemson offers different types of on-campus housing options such as traditional two person dorms with communal baths, suite-style rooms where two rooms share one bathroom, and apartment style dorms that allow for more space and roommates. Clemson also tries to keep a high percentage of incoming freshman in one area of campus, so that allows for freshman to meet and engage with one another very easily. Other freshman housing options can be found on the opposite site of campus very close to the football stadium, which are accommodated with spectacular views. Clemson also offers sorority/fraternity housing options for sophomores and several options for those who are not participants in greek life, such as Stadium Suits, Holmes, and McCabe. The social atmosphere within the dorms on campus is one of the components that makes adjusting to life at Clemson rather easy. The halls are filled with students wandering up and down the halls who are like most freshmen who are eager to meet new people and create new friendships. The cost of on-campus housing is around an average amount for a college offering dorms that are cheaper than others. Selecting an on-campus housing option is rather simple and can be done online. The dorms are based on a first-come first-serve basis, meaning those who apply earlier will be more likely to get their first on-campus option.

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Clemson offers an amazing college experience. Students return for the rest of their lives to see how the campus has changed and to support the Tigers. Although it is located in a small town, the school is big enough that there is never a dull moment, and the location only makes the student body closer to one another. As anyone who has been to Clemson knows, the students' blood here is orange, and the Clemson spirit is contagious for almost anyone who attends.

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