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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Clemson has great athletics! I'm a freshman here and watching this past football season was amazing. Everyone on campus talked about football. I wasn't a huge football watcher before coming, but with a team like ours it's hard not to be interested!

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: National competitors in most sports.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: School spirit is a big part of Clemson. We were ACC Champions and tried hard for the National Championship. Being in the Tiger Band is supported by athletics. Athletics always appreciates us going to support them. We are important to the process.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Clemson is constantly about football and it's team members. Everyone is always so proud of them.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Our football team is great and went to the National Championship this year, barley losing to Alabama. Football weekends are fantastic! There is so much spirit here. It is soooooo much fun to go to games .Everyone on campus gets involved and shows true pride in our team. There is nothing like it anywhere else.

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Clemson draws a lot of students who actively participate in or love to watch sports. Those freshmen that arrive without an understanding of the Clemson athletic tradition find themselves in awe at the first home football game while 80,000 fans cheer on the Tigers as they rush down the Hill, a grassy area behind the home goalposts. Weekends at Clemson in the fall revolve around football, and students here wouldn't have it any other way.

Sports are a way of life at Clemson. It is perhaps one of the best schools for you to watch or play any sport imaginable, from Division I to intramural. Club and intramural sports give you the opportunity to try something you wouldn't believe a university would even sponsor-just don't tell your parents you're training with the Dixie Skydivers.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conferences
Football: Atlantic Coast Conference
Basketball: Atlantic Coast Conference
School Colors
Orange and purple
School Nickname
Tigers
Men Playing Varsity Sports
275 - 4%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
225 - 3%
Students Receiving Athletic Financial Aid
Football: 12
Basketball: 8
Baseball: 7
Cross Country/Track: 8
Other Sports: 42
Graduation Rates of Athletic Financial Aid Recipients
Football: 8%
Basketball: 13%
Baseball: 14%
Cross Country/Track: 13%
Other Sports: 2%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Air rifle
  • Airsoft
  • Baseball
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Freeride
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse (men's and women's)
  • Paintball
  • Rowing
  • Rugby (men's and women's)
  • Running
  • Sailing
  • Soccer (men's and women's)
  • Softball (women's)
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Ultimate Frisbee (men's and women's)
  • Volleyball (men's and women's)
  • Water polo
  • Water sports
  • Wrestling
Intramurals
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Billiards
  • Darts
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag Football
  • Kickball
  • Ping-pong
  • Quickball
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer (indoor, outdoor)
  • Softball
  • Tennis ladder
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball (sand, court)
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Fike Recreational Center
  • Indoor Track
  • Sloan Tennis Center
Most Popular Sports
Football, basketball, and baseball draw the largest crowds.
Most Overlooked Teams
Soccer attendance is low considering their outstanding accomplishments.
School Spirit
Clemson students' blood runs orange, espcially for their football and basketball teams. Sweatshirts, T-shirts, and logo shorts bearing the Clemson Tiger are a required part of every students wardrobe.
Getting Tickets
All students receive free tickets to athletic events. However, for some big football and basketball games, you must stand in line a few weeks prior to the event to wait for your tickets.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Walk the perimeter of the campus-or jog, bike, or roller-blade as a lot of students like to do.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 196 responses

  • 49% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 49% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 2% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 0% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 195 responses

  • 19% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 67% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 13% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 1% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 195 responses

  • 36% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 56% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 6% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 1% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.

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