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Clemson University

Clemson, SC 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate49%

About Clemson

Set in a college town with a beautiful backdrop of lakeshore and mountains, Clemson University attracts students looking for a rigorous academic experience, world-class research opportunities, strong sense of community and vibrant school spirit. We invite you to pursue greatness here. One of the country's most selective public research universities, Clemson was founded in 1889 with a mission to be a ""high seminary of learning"" dedicated to teaching, research and service. Today, these three concepts remain at the heart of the University and provide the framework for an exceptional educational experience. At Clemson, professors take the time to get to know students and explore innovative ways of teaching. Exceptional teaching is one reason our retention and graduation rates rank among the highest in the country for public universities and why Clemson continues to attract a talented student body.

Clemson University is a public, state university in the town of Clemson, South Carolina. Clemson was founded in 1889. The university enrolls around 27,341 students per year, including 21,738 undergraduates.

Clemson Acceptance Rate

It is very difficult to get into Clemson. Clemson admitted 49% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 23,137 out of 47,001 total applicants were accepted.

Clemson University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 49%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 40%

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Clemson University is located in Clemson, South Carolina,.

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College Info

105 Sikes Hall Clemson, SC 29634

Campus Setting: Small Town

Clemson Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Clemson is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Clemson is Jul 1.

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Clemson University is a member of the Coalition for College.

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Clemson SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1240 - 1400


Math SAT Range

610 - 720


Reading SAT Range

610 - 700

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Clemson is like? There are approximately 27,341 students enrolled at Clemson, including 21,738 undergraduate students and 5,603 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 57% percent are from SC and 43% percent of students are from other states.


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