Clemson University Profile


Clemson, founded in 1889, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agricultural, Forestry, and Life Sciences; Architecture, Arts and Humanities; Business and Public Affairs; Health, Education and Human Development; and Engineering and Science. Its 1,400-acre campus is located in Clemson, 55 miles from Greenville-Spartanburg.


Entrance Difficulty: Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 58% of 18,500 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: No
Regular Admission Deadline: May 1

Factors Considered for Selection of Students

Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Important
Essay: Considered
Extracurricular: Considered

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA: Not reported
SAT Math: 590-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 560-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing:Not reported
ACT Composite: 26-31 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance: In-state: $25,822  Out-of-state: $42,748
Tuition and Fees: Out-of-state: $29,700
Room and Board: $7,868
Average Percent of Need Met: 64%
Average Freshman Award: $15,446
Average Indebtedness of 2011 Graduates: $25,826


Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum:  reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 1,013
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 12% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-59 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts

Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process

Application Deadline: Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification: On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Federal Methodology
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 003425: Free

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