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 college in the town of Clemson, South Carolina. Clemson was founded in 1889. The college enrolls around 27,341 students per year, including 21,653 undergrads.
It is very difficult to get into Clemson. In 2022, Clemson accepted 49% of applicants. In 2022, 47,007 students applied to Clemson and 23,138 were admitted.
|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|
|Applicants Submitting SAT scores||40%|
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Clemson University is locatedin Clemson, South Carolina,.
If you are interested in seeing Clemson for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 85 to Clemson, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Greenville-Spartanburg International.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Clemson is May 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Clemson is Jul 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Wondering what life at Clemson is like? There are approximately 27,341 students enrolled at Clemson, including 21,653 undergraduate students and 5,688 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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