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Clemson University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
15,379
Total Undergrads
Including 953 Part-time
3,016
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 37 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

46% Women
54% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Atlantic Coast Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

8
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $531,464)
7
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $152,066)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 85 114 Yes -
Baseball 40 - Yes -
Basketball 13 13 - Yes
Football 113 - Yes -
Golf 11 - Yes -
Rowing - 84 Yes -
Soccer 24 24 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving 28 34 Yes -
Tennis 11 8 Yes -
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rifle - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Softball - - Yes Yes
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.7%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.7%
Hispanic 1.5%
Non-resident alien 6.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.3%
Two or more races 0.6%
White/non-Hispanic 75.5%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 51
Liquor Law Violation 297
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 68

Notable Alumni

  • Dale Davis (Class of '91), Pro basketball player
  • David Beasley (Class of '78), South Carolina Governor
  • General Earl Morris (Class of '49), South Carolina Comptroller
  • Phil Prince (Class of '49), 12th President of Clemson University
  • W.B. Camp (Class of '44), Chairman of the Board of Eclectic Associates, Inc.
  • Strom Thurmond (Class of '23), former Governor of South Carolina and the state's senior U.S. Senator and President Pro Tempore of the US Senate
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Kristen from Latta, SC
  • 4
  • Dorm life at Clemson is great! I live in a four person suite in Holmes Hall and its one of the best dorms of its kind that I've seen at…

  • Jan-09-2012 Read More
  • dakota from Jackson, SC
  • 5
  • Dorm life is awesome!! The rooms are small but you are hardly ever in them so it really doesn't matter. I suggest getting the loft bed because it gives you…

  • Sep-08-2013 Read More
  • New Jersey
  • 3
  • if you are a freshman, live in the shoeboxes. they are so much better then the high-rises and have a much better location. …

  • Feb-16-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Christen from Greenville, SC
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Food on campus is pretty good. There is a wide variety of food choices available to suit everyone's needs (Scheleter is my favorite) . There are also good places to go off campus like triple Ts, and Wingin It.

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  • 4
  • Matthew from Mount Pleasant, SC
  • Dec-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Food at Clemson is never hard to come by. We have 2 (technically 3) mass-dinning halls that have all sorts of good food (including some gluten-free and health-nut options. We also have tons of on-campus dining places to eat, and downtown dine-in places. There's literally a taste for everyone! So why 4 stars? Well it's not exactly a steak and seafood dinner every day (we do have one once a semester actually), so I can't give it a full 5 stars, but I have gained weight from all the good food! :-)

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  • 3
  • Alina from Port Royal, SC
  • Dec-03-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining halls are alright. They definitely provide good variety, but if you get sick of the food, there are other options on campus like Wendy's, Subway, Chili's, etc. Also, there's a ton of restaurants downtown, which is practically on campus.

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  • 3
  • Jasmine from Charlotte, NC
  • Nov-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Food is ok. It is not your mom's cooking but they try to personalize it by having make it yourself stations like stir fry and omelets.

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  • 5
  • Future Tiger
  • Oct-22-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    It sounds like they have a good variety of choices. Also, you have to be on the meal plan the first year, so it seems that if you stick with that cost basis for schooling the whole year through then the other three will have the same cost as the first, so you can have all you can eat food for 4+ years. Can't beat that. And hey, there's a great workout facility nearby too so you can keep yourself fit.

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  • 4
  • Michael from Burbank, CA
  • Oct-14-2014 I am a current student here

    Initially the food was not like a cafeteria at all...pretty good actually. But, as time goes, you get sick of it. Not their fault. You will be glad to start making your own meals after a year on campus.

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  • 4
  • Devin from Summerville, SC
  • Sep-20-2014 I am a current student here

    The food here at Clemson is better than I could have ever imagined. We get treated to the best tasting deserts and all you can eat food that ranges from seafood to a good hamburger.

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  • 3
  • Erin
  • Aug-20-2014 I am a current student here

    The meal plan is great and there is usually a wide variety of things to choose from. Just be aware of the large number of coming in at the busiest parts of the day.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Matthew from Mount Pleasant, SC
  • Dec-17-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm not a part of them, but they're taking over Clemson! About 25% of the students on campus have joined a greek fraternity or sorority. Note that not all of these are party types. Look some up at www.clemson.edu and find one that suits your tastes!

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  • 0
  • Jasmine from Charlotte, NC
  • Nov-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Clemson has a large greek life with the majority of social events hosted by the frats and sororities. They help academically and with getting acclimated to the University.

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  • 0
  • Erin
  • Aug-20-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a large Greek presence on campus but it's definitely not the only thing to do.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Jul-04-2014 I am a current student here

    I am extremely disappointed in the greek life here, it is small and very secular. If you aren't top tier you will get bashed on and looked at funny. The mixers are only on week nights which is insane for a school that is so academically focused and it forces you to choose between social life and academics.

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  • 0
  • Nikair from Seneca, SC
  • May-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Very important. You don't have to join to have fun though. I'm still pretty involved in partying without having to pledge.

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  • 0
  • Elizabeth from Central, SC
  • Mar-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is somewhat big at Clemson, but not to the point that you have to be in one. I am not in a sorority, and I am friends with people who are and aren't in sororities and fraternities.

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  • 0
  • C from GA
  • Jan-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Rush is in the Fall. There has been a higher number of students rushing in recent few years.

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