Clemson University

601–800 th
World University Rankings 2020
188 th
US Rankings 2020
201 Sikes Hall, Clemson, South Carolina, SC29634, United States

About Clemson University

Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina was founded in 1889 and is a public land-grant research intensive university with a proud military heritage. Clemson boasts 1,400 acres of land nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Situated on the shoreline of Lake Hartwell, Clemson University attracts students looking for a rigorous academic experience, world class research opportunities, a strong sense of community and vibrant school spirit.

Students at Clemson can select from more than 80 undergraduate and 130 graduate degree programs offered by seven colleges. Clemson University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees.

At Clemson, professors take the time to get to know students and explore innovative ways of teaching. Exceptional teaching is why Clemson continues to attract an increasingly talented student body as well as consistently deliver high graduation and retention rates.

Graduate education at Clemson embodies the teacher-scholar-professional mindset of a great public university. Graduate students hone their teaching and mentoring skills by supporting, instructing and guiding undergraduates. They work side by side with world-class faculty on research that is improving lives and conditions across the globe. Through the innovative GRAD 360° professional development program, available to all graduate students, their academic journey is complimented by an unparalleled co-curricular experience helping develop transferable skills that make them more successful in the real world.

Clemson students are strongly encouraged to incorporate a study abroad experience in their overall Clemson journey. Programs are available on six continents for all disciplines and interests.

An important aspect of Clemson is its dedication to improving the world through public service. In a typical year, Clemson students contribute over 100,000 service hours.

Clemson students can also participate in a wide variety of activities outside of the classroom. With more than 500 campus clubs and organizations including fraternities and sororities, students can engage in such endeavors as student media, intramural sports, performing arts, professional associations and other special interests. With 19 NCAA intercollegiate varsity sports, the Clemson Tigers offer exciting spectator sports year round

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Key statistics

  • $51,367
    Salary after 10 years
    (1)
  • $9,592
    On-campus Room and Board
    (1)
  • $36,058
    Out-of-state Tuition and Fees
    (1)
  • 17.0
    No. of students per staff
    (2)
  • 7%
    Percentage of International Students
    (2)
  • 47 : 53
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (2)
  • 21,436
    Number of FTE Students
    (2)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 US Rankings and (2) 2020 World University Rankings

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