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Clemson University, founded in 1889, is a public, coeducational, research university. Thomas Green Clemson, the University's founder, willed most of his estate for the establishment of a college that would promote scientific agriculture and mechanical arts. The university enrolls more than 10, 000 undergraduates and over 3, 000 postgraduates.

Clemson University offers degrees and programs in a wide variety of subjects in arts, accountancy, agriculture, engineering, sciences, teaching, and general education. There are several colleges under this University, including:

  • College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences
  • College of Arts, Architecture, and Humanities
  • College of Business and Behavioral Sciences
  • College of Engineering and Science
  • College of Health, Education, and Human Development
  • Calhoun Honors College
  • Emeritus College
  • University Center of Greenville
The Clemson Tigers, as the University's sports teams are called, wear the team colors purple and orange. There are separate men's teams for baseball, basketball, football, cross-country, golf, soccer, track and field, swimming and diving, and tennis. The women's sports include basketball, cross-country, rowing, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. The Clemson Tigers have won 4 national championships in football, soccer and golf.

Profile of Clemson University

Clemson, SC is home to Clemson. Clemson is a town not far from a more urbanized area. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Clemson go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in engineering, real estate and construction management, and architecture and planning.

Clemson Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 540. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 580 and 670.


Clemson maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Clemson is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school has 17, 585 enrolled students .

Student Life

Clemson offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Clemson Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management648business management, marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, operations management, business and related services, marketing studies, . . .
Engineering592mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, ceramic engineering, . . .
Liberal Arts498English, speech and rhetoric, political science, history, economics, sociology, foreign languages and literature, foreign language and literature, . . .
Education and Teaching463elementary school teaching, school Counselling, secondary teaching, early childhood education, educational administration, middle school teaching, special ed, reading teaching, . . .
Science275biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, microbiology, animal genetics, geology, chemistry courses, . . .
Therapy and Counselling161psychology, community psychology, organizational psychology, psychology courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine161registered nursing, nursing science
Computer Science and Engineering150computer and info science, computer engineering, information science, computer programming
Architecture and Planning133architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, environmental design
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy122parks and recreation management
Medicine120health professions, pre-med, pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary
Agricultural Science and Management104agricultural economics, food science, aquaculture, various agricutural courses, agricultural management
Design83industrial design
Real Estate and Construction Management72construction management, real estate
Conservation and Resource Management52conservation, forest management, forest sciences, natural resources courses
Animal Science and Care49animal science
Landscaping and Horticulture43horticultural science, applied horticulture, plant sciences, various soil sciences courses
Science and Laboratory Technician32science tech
Art Studies29art studies
Drama and Performing Arts15various performing arts
Religion and Philosophy14philosophy
Media13communication and journalism, health communication
Family and Social Work12public administration, public policy analysis, human development and family studies, family and community services
Medical Support and Technology8pre-pharmacy

Contact: Clemson

Clemson University

201 Sikes Hall

Clemson, SC 29634

General Phone: (864) 656-4636


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