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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great since you are right in the middle of all activities. Living in the horseshoe is a great option for incoming freshman since so many freshman live in this area.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Campus housing can be great and it can also be awful, it all depends on what dorm you end up living in. The high rises in the horseshoe, Greek housing on the quad, McCabe, and honors dorms in Holmes are pretty nice for freshman dorms. Stadium suites are a great options for sophomores who want to stay on campus sophomore year. On campus apartments in Lightsey are pretty nice, but the other on campus apartments are disgusting. The terrible freshman dorms, in my opinion, are the shoeboxes and especially Johnstone. However, people I know who lived in them either absolutely loved them or hated them. Dorms are all right next to dining halls depending on which part of campus you live in. I had a corner room in Manning that wasn't concrete walls, was spacious, and gave me a great dorm experience.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It is very convenient to live on campus. Yet, the campus does lack diversity so it can be hard to fit in. The cost of the university is very high for out-of-state students. They should acquire more financial aid. But overall, everyone is willing to help out and share the available resources of the campus.

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!

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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The best dorms for freshmen are the high-rises or the Honors dorm, Holmes. If you must settle for less, the Shoeboxes are not a bad way to go. Students recommend avoiding Johnstone, but those who have lived there say it was a "bonding experience" due to the living conditions they all had to face.

The dorms at Clemson range from outdated to top of the line. A lot of construction has taken place in recent years to improve student living conditions, and if you can't find a dorm that feels like home after your first year, there are many off-campus housing options for you to choose from. If nothing else, the dorm experience will allow you to meet people with whom you will always share a common bond-be it good or bad.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
6,090
Average Housing Costs
$4,258
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
47%
Number of Dormitories
16
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
5
Best Dorms
  • Holmes
  • McCabe
  • Stadium Hall
Worst Dorms
Johnstone
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Mirror
  • Tack-board
Available for Rent
MicroFridges
Did You Know?
The "Highrise Dorms" include Lever, Byrnes, and Manning. The "Lowrise Dorms" are Barnett, Smith, and Mauldin. Holmes, McCabe, and Stadium Halls are the "suites." The "Shoeboxes" refer to Geer, Cope, Benet, Young, and Sanders halls.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Barnett Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Suite doubles
Special Features: Houses national sororities, laundry, kitchen, carpet
Benet Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, kitchen, computer lab
Byrnes Hall
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 425
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Computer lab, laundry, kitchen, lounge, carpet
Cope Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, kitchen, study lounge
Geer Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, kitchen, study lounge
Holmes Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 290
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly upperclassmen
Room Types: Suite doubles
Special Features: Honors community, carpet, in-room sinks, laundry, kitchen, computer lab
Johnstone A Annex
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 124
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, kitchen, study lounge
Johnstone A Main
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 240
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, kitchen, study lounge, computer lab
Lever Hall
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 425
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Computer lab, laundry, kitchen, lounge, carpet
Manning Hall
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 425
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Laundry, kitchen, lounge, carpet
Mauldin Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Laundry, kitchen, carpet
McCabe Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 290
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Suite doubles
Special Features: Carpet, in-room sinks, kitchen, study lounge
Sanders Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, kitchen, study lounge
Smith Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suite doubles
Special Features: Houses national sororities, laundry, kitchen, carpet
Stadium Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 300
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Suite doubles
Special Features: Carpet, in-room sinks, laundry, kitchen, study lounge, computer lab
Young Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 150
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No
Residents: Freshmen; women only
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, kitchen, study lounge

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Calhoun Courts
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 750
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartment doubles
Special Features: Carpet, in-room sinks, kitchen, computer lab, laundry, volleyball and basketball courts, lounge
Clemson House
Floors: 7
Number of Units: 265
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, apartments for two, three, or four
Special Features: Carpet, kitchen, laundry, in-room sinks, computer lab
Lightsey Bridge I
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 585
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartment doubles
Special Features: Carpet, in-room sinks, computer lab, kitchen, laundry
Lightsey Bridge II
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 360
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartment singles
Special Features: Kitchen, carpet, in-room sinks, laundry, computer lab, lounge
Thornhill Village
Floors: 1
Number of Units: 220
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartment doubles, apartment quads
Special Features: Carpet, in-room sinks, laundry, computer lab, kitchen

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