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Clemson University

South Carolina, United States

Est. 1889

Ranked among top 20 universities in US

About Clemson University

Clemson University is a public research university located in Clemson in South Carolina. It was founded in 1889 and has an overall enrollment of over 20,000 students, a large number of which are part of the engineering and science school. Although it’s considered an easy-to-get-into university for courses like Computers and Electrical for an above average profile, it’s quite highly recommended for courses that have field related work such as Mechanical and Civil. The U.S. News and & World Report ranked the Clemson university 23rd among the top public national universities and 7th nationally among “happiest students” according to Princeton Review.

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Clemson is a city in Pickens and Anderson counties in the U.S. state of South Carolina and Princeton Review ranks this town of Clemson no. 1 in the United States for the town-and-gown relations with its resident university. Besides Clemson University, the city is home to the South Carolina Botanical Garden, Fort Hill Plantation and Bob Campbell Geology Museum and Lake Hartwell. The famous Blue Ridge Mountains are located just 30 miles from the city center.


The campus is spread over a massive 1400 acres with and its renowned for its scenic beauty. Cooper Library, the main library, covers thousands of volumes of all the possible courses imaginable. Although there isn’t a single bar on campus, there are a number of coffee shops and a very decent theatre as well. The university campus is located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains and beside the Lake Hartwell that gives way to 17,500 acres of a large forest the university manages its researches, experiments and recreation and education.

Residing Options

Most graduation students prefer to stay off campus because it’s both convenient and cheaper. Areas such as Clemson Place, Crawford Falls, and Daniel Square are loaded with rentable apartments and living there turns out to be quite reasonable as long as you can find yourself a roommate or two. Expect to spend anything between $300 to $800 per month depending upon the size of the room.


In Clemson, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are cold, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F to 90°F and is rarely below 23°F or above 97°F. The weather at Clemson is quite excellent. There are no extremes of temperatures like most part of the countries face. Summers are bearable and winters are lovely. If and when it does snow, the entire campus turns into a playground.

Faculty and pedagogy

The student-faculty ratio at the Clemson University is 18:1. While there are undoubtedly some excellent professors, very often you also do come across the not-so-competitive ones. The one common factor among all professors is their passion towards teaching and their willingness to help any students who need assistance.

Financial aid

87% of the students at the Clemson University receive some kind of financial aid that includes state, federal and university awards. Clemson University also provides merit scholarships, need-based grants, loans, and internships. There are administration and implementation of federal, state and institutional programs of financial assistance through which the Clemson University Office of Student Financial Aid help students secure the funds necessary to pursue their educational goals at Clemson University.

Jobs and placements

Clemson is a fast improving upcoming school, and the effort it puts into its career centre is testimony to that. Top companies like General Electric, Michelin and Target are regular hirers at the university. Although you’ve to make sure that you’ve to maintain good acads if you want a job.


It has gone really up the rankings drastically since the past few years. So, looking at the rate of growth and with healthy campus and great faculty, Clemson University can be a good choice.


  • Major Rudolf Anderson - Jr. Class of 1948, was the only person killed by enemy fire during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • Rory "McAlister" Murray - The Highlanders member, WWE Wrestler,
  • David Beasley - South Carolina governor (1995–1999)
  • Kris Benson - Baseball player
  • Jay Berger - Tennis player; highest world ranking # 7
  • Robert H. Brooks - Founder of Hooters of America, Inc.
  • James F. Byrnes - U.S. Congressman, Senator, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1941–1942), Secretary of State (1945–1947), Governor of South Carolina (1951–1955), and confidant of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • Dwight Clark - Former American football wide receiver with the San Francisco 49ers, played on two Super Bowl championship teams and was a two-time All-Pro.
  • Chad Connelly - Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party
  • Dave Dondero - American singer-songwriter/guitarist

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