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Colleges / Clemson University

Clemson University

Clemson, SC 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate49%
Acceptance Rate49%

Clemson Student Life

Clemson is on a 1,400-acre campus in the small town setting of Clemson, South Carolina.

Clemson Student Activities

There are many activities and organizations for Clemson students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Interested in Greek life? Clemson has fraternities and sororities.

Clemson students' favorite campus events are Homecoming/Tigerama, Welcome Back Festival and Campus Sweep.

Does Clemson Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at Clemson.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes Required for freshman
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities Yes
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 33%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing ––
Number of Students Living On-Campus ––
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 59%

Clemson offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Clemson students live off campus. In 2022, 33% of undergrads at Clemson lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 59% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Clemson. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Clemson offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Clemson Athletics

At Clemson there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Clemson:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Indoor Track NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Crew Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Bowling Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Fencing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Field Hockey Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ice Hockey Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Lacrosse Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Riflery Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Sailing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Weight Lifting Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Cheerleading Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport

Safety at Clemson

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Clemson University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Clemson campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Clemson offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Clemson

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Clemson, take Interstate 85 to Clemson, SC. If you need to fly, book your flight to Greenville-Spartanburg International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in South Carolina you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Clemson's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Clemson Students

52%

Women

48%

Men

96%

Full Time

4%

Part Time

57%

In State

43%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

78%

7%

6%

4%

3%

1%

1%

0.23%

0.10%

Undergraduate Students

21,653

Graduate Students

5,688

Non-Resident / International Students

123

Clemson Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

27,341

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

49%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$15,120

Out-of-State

$38,112

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

May 1
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