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4 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek housing is great! They have the best places to stay. The social atmosphere is really fun. They organize different events in which students get together and have fun! Tailgating is the best in Greek life. The non-Greeks are categorized as anti-social or without a life. If a student is not part of Greek life, it's really hard to find friends on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: My school is located in a rural town near a bigger city (about 45 minutes away by car). Nightlife offers barhopping but most of the activity takes place at student houses and apartments. Most of the neat things to do takes place around an hour away. But the town is extremely well kept and there's a botanical garden owned by the school.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I've joined an international club that allowed me to meet many people from different countries - most from the Asian region. I'm not big on political beliefs and so I don't know what my friends' beliefs are either. My group of friends range from being extremely poor to extremely wealthy, but that doesn't factor into much except when we go out to dinner. There's a lot of different people that can be found on campus, you just have to look for them.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Since my first year on campus, there's been about two sexual assault cases. They both occurred in places that were unlit and late at night by themselves. If you act safe, there's little chance of anything bad happening. The school offers a night transit service around campus for those who need it. Police is also located on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've had a great experience since my freshman year. In the fall, there's several events that people can participate in alone and leave with new friends. The professors are willing to match your schedule if you ask them to for additional practice or clarification of subjects taught in class. There are plenty of clubs that you can join also. The only downside is that it's hard to make friends if you don't join a club, as that's the only social interaction that I've been able to find. Classes are typically solely focused on learning. Overall, I like my school and would choose it again.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm switching from my current major partly because it's new and disorganized and also because the job offers after graduation aren't that good.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are various different types of housing that a student can pick. Many range from ~$200 - $500 and there are more expensive ones that have the added luxury to them. There's a public transportation system that my school uses and covers a majority of the town and access to neighboring cities. Most of the apartment complexes to the university takes about 15 minutes to get to by bus.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: 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.

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5 College Junior

Campus Quality: 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.

4 College Junior

Academics: The workload for my major is not very hard to handle and that gives me the opportunity to have a social life, work and also be involved in clubs.

4 College Junior

Academics: I feel that Clemson offers a wide variety of courses and that anyone can find courses that interest them. The prerequisites are not that difficult so I don't think anyone would have a hard time passing classes.

3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls at our school differs. Most of the time it is a preppy atmosphere. The Clemson girls are usually very beautiful. The Clemson guys drink way too much beer and it shows.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: It was hard to get into the Biological Sciences major and getting into the classes. They have a strict GPA and protocol to follow. However, there are a lot of faculty that are very helpful to finding the right course for you. GPA would be the predominant factor in acceptance.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The Biological sciences department was very intense for the 4 years I was there. There is a lot of lab work and minimal internship opportunities.

3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Overall, Clemson is strict. You don't want to get caught, although there are a lot of forgiveness programs. I would recommend not cheating in any way 2 strikes and you are out without being refunded any money.

1 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: The Greek society is what holds back Clemson as far as diversity is concerned. Clemson invests and allows investment from fraternity and sororities of money and allows a lot of amenities specifically to those in the Greek society. It would be fine if every group (LGBT, Race, Socioeconomic background, etc.) were given the same amenities or given the same chance to be a part of the Greek system, but that is not the case. Most Greeks hail to tradition accepting only white, protestant, American, males and females. Alternate groups are encouraged to make their own fraternity or sorority chapter, but not included in the current ones.

I believe that there needs to be less emphasis on sororities and fraternities and more attention to curriculum and campus activities.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: The City of Clemson is Clemson University. The University is the main attraction itself. During the summer the locals joke that it is a dead and quiet atmosphere and that the average age increases by at least 10 years. Because students are the main source of business and revenue they are treated very highly by the locals.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: My favorite experiences are the parades and city parties that Clemson has. The International food festival, where every country represented by Clemson offers food from their native countries. Foot ball is very important here and a lot of students find it to be a bonding and profound experience. If you like football, Clemson is the right school for you. A lot of Clemson traditions center around game day and tailgating experiences.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Clemson house is decent. Overall, the dining has increased very much from the time I first arrived on campus. They include many more options for vegetarians, and include what is in the food should you have a food allergy.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I studied Biological Sciences at Clemson University. The curriculum is very hard, but will prepare you for going into the medical or scientific field. The professors work with you in order to find your strengths and work through any weaknesses. Because of the intensity of the program there is a unique bond with many of the students. Most of my friends came from my major. The facilities are out dated, but most science facilities are. There were not very many internship opportunities, though there are a few.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Clemson offers great engineering, science, nursing, and graphics programs. Additionally, it has good education and business programs. The workload on the different study routes differs extremely. Those studying science and engineering have a great deal less free time than those glossing over business terms and education strategies. The professors seem to be fair and Clemson has a good system of complaint if you feel that you are being cheated out of a grade.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: We had a running joke that if there was a new place coming it would be a sandwich place. We had 9 sandwich places to choose from, but other than that you were out of luck. There are 2 Chinese places, 1 semi- Italian place, and about 2 Mexican places. Aside from that there are only sandwich places and bars.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity on campus such as race, gender, social economic background. Clemson is a high visibility school for international students as well. This makes it a melting pot of people. However, the most visible people are conservative white protestant males because Clemson is so involved in exclusive fraternities and sororities. Because Clemson invests so highly in these clubs that caters to tradition (prominent white males), while the campus itself has diversity in multiple areas, the acceptance and visibility of each group is skewed.

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1 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I never lived in the dorms, I lived in the apartments which was my last pick for the lottery. I think that because I got my last pick for the lottery system I think it did not have a very good logarithm for selecting housing for students. The apartment was a 10 minute walk to my classes. There was not a social atmosphere in the apartment as everyone kept to themselves. The cost I came to find out was higher for on campus where I was living compared to many other places off campus. I would recommend off campus living to Clemson Students.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Compared to on campus housing it is affordable, easy to find, and higher quality for price. The benefit to on campus housing is the ease of being so close to your classes. The cons are that you 1. have to adhere to strict noise levels otherwise you could get in trouble with the university 2. more expensive than most off campus for the quality of living. 3. you apply to the top 3 housing arrangements, you might not get your first pick 4. you have to have a roommate 5. due to parking for those who live on campus being far away, it is a hassle to go anywhere off campus. 6. on campus housing is still not any safer than off campus housing. (my apartment was broken into when I lived on campus)

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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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