Clemson University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: South Carolina


Clemson University is a public university located in Clemson, South Carolina. The university is situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains along Lake Hartwell. The university's academic units are divided into five separate colleges. The College of Business and Behavioral Science and the College of Engineering and Science have the highest enrollments. In recent years, the university has been developing doctoral programs and pushing to break into the ranks of the top 20 public universities. On the athletic front, the Clemson Tigers compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Finance, Health Science, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Parks & Recreation Management, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 18317
Total Grad Students: 2858
Undergraduate Students: 15459
Faculty: 1144

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Percent Male: 54%
Percent Female: 46%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 50%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 77%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

105 Sikes Hall Box 345124
Clemson South Carolina 29634


Main Email:

Main Phone: 864-656-2287

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Undergraduate Admissions
Transfer Counselor, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Undergraduate Admissions
Transfer Counselor, Office of Admissions

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Transfer students should have earned a cumulative grade point average of approximately 2.5 on a 4.0 scale(3.0 preferred). Majors such as architecture, visual arts, health science, nursing, general engineering, construction science, landscape architecture, performing arts, professional golf management, early childhood education, elementary education and secondary education social sciences have more selective standards. Please contact the admissions office for current requirements.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Graded at least one letter grade above minimum passing mark, usually a C or better.c Please see the transfer policy at:c

Credits (Min/Max):
To qualify for an undergraduate degree, a student must complete through instruction from Clemson a minimum of 37 of the last 43 credits presented for the degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT/ACT scores are not required for transfer students who have at least 30 semester hours of transferable credit.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
International students are required to submit two letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
An essay is not required.

Application Fee:
$60.00, submitted with online application.

Other Requirements:
Freshman level math, science and English for your intended major is preferred.c A 3.0 GPA is required for some majors. For details about the transfer process go to

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Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 26 30
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 550 650
Math 590 680
Writing 540 640

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 2255

Transfers Accepted: 1461

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 65%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 5%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 60%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1090

Other Expenses: 6004

Room and Board: 7228

Tuition and Fees: 28462

Total Cost: 42784

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 12304

Total Cost – In-State: 26626

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Please do not delay in filling out the FAFSA if you are applying for financial aid. This can be done online and must submitted as close to January 1 as possible. The federal code is 003425 for submitting the FAFSA to Clemson.

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7559

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 84%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 81%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 40%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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