Clemson University

Clemson University

Clemson University Information

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and along the shores of Lake Hartwell, Clemson University is one of the the country’s top public universities. US News and World Report named the university the 66th best in the nation for 2017. With a high freshman retention rate and recognized by alumni and national organizations as one of the best universities for a return on investment, the students, faculty, and community take great pride in Clemson University. This highly selective university is a science and engineering oriented institution of higher learning. The university and its student body are dedicated to research, service, and teaching. Beyond the classroom, the university offers a strong athletic program, active college life, and strong ties to the larger community of Clemson.





The beautiful campus of Clemson University sits on 1,400 acres within the city of Clemson. There are 27 residence halls and on-campus apartments for students, along with 15 dining locations. Students can also be found residing in housing in the local neighborhoods around Clemson. The Clemson Carillon is a main feature of the campus and features the spectacular ringing of its 48 bells throughout the year. Students and faculty are able to utilize the Fike Recreation Center, which is a state of the art 275,000 square foot facility. Although unique features of the campus included its own 18 hole Golf Course and the incredible Clemson Experimental Forest.   


Academics and Extracurriculars

Clemson University is currently home to over 17,000 undergraduate and over 4,500 graduate students. Although the university focuses on science and engineering, there is a vast variety of fields of study for all students interested in attending Clemson. There are 7 colleges within the university including the College of Architecture, Arts & Humanities, College of Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences, College of Behavioral Science and Health Science, College of Business, College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Science, College of Education, and College of Science. There are 80+ majors and 75+ minors offered for undergraduate study and 110+ graduate degree programs. Along with academic offerings, Clemson University has over 400 student clubs and organizations for students with a wide variety of interests.



Although academics are the top priority at Clemson University, Athletics are also a key feature of  the institution. The student body and the larger Clemson community take great pride in cheering on the Tigers throughout the year. The Clemson Tigers are part of the NCAA Division 1 Atlantic Coast Conference. The athletic programs include baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, diving, football, men’s and women’s golf, rowing, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, track and field, and volleyball. For students that want to participate in sports without competing at the Division 1 level, the school has over 50 club sports and 17 intramural sports for students.