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Clemson University Profile - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Clemson University

Clemson University

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Clemson University Description:

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.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 20,768 (16,562 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 54% Male / 46% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,054 (in-state); $30,488 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,112 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,142
  • Other Expenses: $6,194
  • Total Cost: $28,502 (in-state); $45,936 (out-of-state)

Clemson University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 87%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 83%
    • Loans: 47%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,281
    • Loans: $11,808

Scholarships for Clemson (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

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

Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 57%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 82%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Clemson University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.clemson.edu/president/vision.html

"The mission of Clemson University is to fulfill the covenant between its founder and the people of South Carolina to establish a "high seminary of learning" through its historical land-grant responsibilities of teaching, research and extended public service.

Clemson University is a selective, public, land-grant university in a college-town setting along a dynamic Southeastern corridor. The University is committed to world-class teaching, research and public service in the context of general education, student development and continuing education. Clemson's desire is to attract a capable, dedicated and diverse student body of approximately 12,000 to 14,000 undergraduate and 4,000 to 5,000 graduate students, with priority to students from South Carolina.

Clemson offers a wide array of high-quality baccalaureate programs built around a distinctive core curriculum. Graduate and continuing education offerings respond to the professions, while doctoral and research programs contribute to the economic future of the state, nation and world. The University emphasizes agriculture, architecture, business, education, engineering, natural resources, science and technology. The University also promotes excellence in education and scholarship in selected areas of the creative arts, health, human development, the humanities and social sciences. In all areas, the goal is to develop students' communication and critical-thinking skills, ethical judgment, global awareness, and scientific and technological knowledge. Students remain the primary focus of the University.

Just as Clemson values its students, the University also values its faculty and staff who have committed their talents and careers to advance its mission. Clemson pledges to support their work, to encourage their professional development, to evaluate their professional performance and to compensate them at nationally competitive levels."

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