Clemson University in Clemson

Clemson, SC

(Rating 2.4 based on 5 reviews)

Clemson University offers 671-degree programs and 105 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 52%. The most popular test is SAT - 50% of students submitted it in comparison to 50% of students who submitted ACT. 53.8% are women, and 46.2% are men. 7% percents of international students. Clemson University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Clemson University is 16306$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $20792 and $29150 per year. 82% of full-time Clemson University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $50,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Clemson University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Clemson University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$11,581
$30,001 - $48,000$13,327
$48,001 - $75,000$16,488
$75,001 - $110,000$18,306

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies



  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 8718


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


12318 of Clemson University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 71 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Clemson University number 2 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in South Carolina.

Students at Clemson University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Clemson University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Clemson University graduation rate is above the national average.

82% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Clemson University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

6 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Clemson University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 66%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 14%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Clemson University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 16%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Clemson University full-time retention rate is 93% and part-time retention rate is 60%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Clemson University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1150 - 1350

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 560 - 660
Math: 590 - 690
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Clemson University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
27 - 31

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 0 - 0
Math: 0 - 0
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Clemson University is 18:1, that means that for every 18 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Clemson University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Clemson University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in South Carolina.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 201 Sikes Hall address in Clemson, South Carolina.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Clemson University with 0.32% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Clemson University offers 671 programs in total: 226 are for Bachelor's degree, 198 - for Master's degree, 145 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 48 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 21 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 21 - for Post-master's certificate, and 12 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the highest number of programs in comparison with other 110 universities in South Carolina state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree , Master's degree, Doctor's degree-research/scholarship, Postbaccalaureate certificate and Post-master's certificate programs offered. Clemson University is one of the few institutions in South Carolina that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 105 distance education programs that are provided in the Clemson University: 39 are for Master's degree, 30 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 12 - for Post-master's certificate, 9 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 6 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 6 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs and 3 are Bachelor's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the South Carolina state average data to help you compare.


Clemson University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 17653 students with 529586 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 3703 with 88874 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Clemson University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

This is one of the best universities in the country. Their sports teams and everything are great. I would recommend this school to anyone.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Faculty takes like 12 months to respond, or at least admissions and advisors do. I told the faculty and staff multiple times I wanted to change my major to architecture and none of them told me about the class I needed to take until it was too late. Town has no benefits since it’s so small, old, and boring. Alsoooo, parking is not acceptable. I want to leave LOL might move west!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Sun, February 11th 2018 We arrived at carolina place mall a bit early for a lunch date and seen a couple of students and staff going back and forth with build a bears. The lady said they had over 400 hundred bears to load, so my daughter was eager to help guessed they we're probably for sick kids. She asked one of the ladies if she could help load the van the lady happily replied: "the more the merrier". shes goes into the mall with the lady practically skipping then minutes later she came back out with a guy named Ryan and her head was hung low. He said i cant help because i dont go to their school.... Whaaat? So the guy approaches me and says that the bears are indeed for sick children but my daughter couldn't help. Then they recounted every bear in that van and locked all doors. When prior to they just were loading now they are taking the time to lock the doors each time a load is brought out when they weren't before. This just really made me and my daughter feel some type of way. Whats so wrong with her wanting to volunteer her time to sick children just as they are. I'm not sure but i just dont like the way they handled that she can't help because she doesn't go to the school? Way to break a childs helping spirit guys good job!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Good university with great potential but is about to get a transport collapse. Parking is simply impossible, driving through is not much better. Parking services work only in one direction: increased profit. All recent "improvements" helped only to make the problem worse. Oh and the best time according to university officials to improvements is during school year and midweek.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

University itself is great. However, if you're an outside vendor performing even the smallest amount of work, be prepared to register for several different payment services and wait another month for the check. EXCEEDINGLY inefficient payment system.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 201 Sikes Hall

Place: Research Universities (high research activity)

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8646564636

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address:

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