Clemson University

2,728 reviews
  1. Clemson, SC
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    C+
  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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.137 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.138 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.139 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 59 responses
Report
  • Spirited
    51%
  • Committed
    22%
  • Preppy
    8%
  • Average
    7%
  • HAPPY
    7%
  • Passionate
    3%
  • Open-minded
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.175 responses
Poll
50%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.191 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • BLEEDS ORANGE and PURPLE
    19%
  • Pride
    19%
  • Spirit
    17%
  • CLEMSON FAMILY
    15%
  • Family
    11%
  • "A.L.L.I.N."
    6%
  • Preppy
    4%

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%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.58 responses

Reviews

2,728 reviews
  • Excellent
    657
  • Very Good
    1023
  • Average
    847
  • Poor
    134
  • Terrible
    67
I am in love with what Clemson has done for me as a person and what it will continue to do for me once I graduate. I play rugby here and once we showed concern for how we were being treated by club sports, student affairs and the athletic department came to our aid because they wanted us to have the Clemson experience. Clemson is a place that has beautiful weather, nice people, and great football, which keeps everything so interesting and refreshing. I love the size because you don't see the same faces everyday but it really only takes about 15 minutes to get anywhere. I love how challenging the classes are, some of the time I don't quiet make the cut from A to B of B to C, maybe its just a point away and ill ask professors if there is anything I can do. Most of the time they deny the request, its frustrating, but I respect their decision because they are what keep this degree so valuable.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
Clemson University is a great place to go to school. The atmosphere is very inviting and the people I have met here will be my friends for years to come. The surrounding area has great outdoor opportunities, something I really enjoy and try to take advantage of as much as possible. The engineering here is very good with great opportunities after school. The alumni network is very good and very well known to be helpful to current students. That being said, the school has been doing a lot of construction lately and plans on expanding the student population, something I don't think the surrounding area's infrastructure can handle.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
I recently took some summer courses as a way to introduce first-generation students to college life and I loved every second of my three weeks on campus. I am constantly in touche with the great students and professors I met on campus.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago