Clemson University

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Clemson University is situated in Clemson, South Carolina. The university is a public institution and has been given the status of land-grant Research University. Founded in the year1889, it is one of the oldest institutions of the States. The founder of the university is Thomas Green Clemson. The university in the beginning only started with the Clemson Agricultural College in South Carolina. As the university expanded its horizon, it opened up various other schools and departments. The university is now supposed to have around 21,653 undergraduate students, around 80+ major, 90+ minor and around 130+ graduate degree programs.

Clemson University Programs, Schools and Courses

Clemson University has various colleges and these colleges have various other departments offering graduate, research, postgraduate and various other courses.

Major colleges of Clemson University include:

  • College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
  • College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
  • College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
  • Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
  • College of Science

Graduate School

Major programs for undergraduate majors in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences include:

  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Mechanization & Business
  • Animal & Veterinary Sciences
  • Environmental & Natural Resources
  • Food Science & Human Nutrition
  • Forest Resources Management
  • Horticulture
  • Packaging Science
  • Plant and Environmental Sciences
  • Turfgrass 
  • Wildlife & Fisheries Biology

Major Graduate programs include:

  • Agricultural Education (MAgEd)
  • Agriculture (MS or PhD)
  • Animal & Veterinary Sciences (MS, PhD)
  • Applied Economics & Statistics (MS)
  • Entomology (MS, PhD)
  • Food, Nutrition and Culinary Sciences (MS)
  • Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences (PhD)
  • Forest Resources (MFR, MS, PhD)
  • Packaging Science (MS)
  • Plant & Environmental Sciences (MS, PhD)
  • Wildlife and Fisheries Biology (MWFR, MS, PhD)

Major departments in the College of Architecture, Arts and design include:

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • City planning and real estate development
  • Construction science and management
  • English
  • History and geography
  • Interdisciplinary programs
  • Languages
  • Performing arts
  • Philosophy and religion

To know more about various other departments and courses, click here:

Clemson University Achievement and Ranking

  • 134-154 in the Academic ranking of World Universities in the nation.
  • 134 ranking in Forbes
  • 74 according to U.S. News and World Report for 2021
  • 48 in best undergraduate teaching
  • 26 in most innovative school

Clemson University USP

Clemson University is dedicated towards academic excellence. It is a Carnegie R1 Public research institution. The university takes up various research projects every year and is known for its remarkable achievements by the students and faculties. The university offers a wide range of courses that helps the students shape their future in a better way and at the same time be responsive towards different issues concerning the world.

Clemson University Notable Alumni

Some notable alumni’ include:

  • David Beasley (South Carolina Governor)
  • Jay Berger (Tennis Player)
  • Shawn Weatherly (Miss Universe 1980)
  • Donald D. Clayton (Astrophysicist)
  • Rob Huebel (Actor)
  • Dave Dondero (Singer, Song-writer)

Clemson University infrastructure and services


The campus of Clemson University is huge with various administrative buildings, academic buildings, residential halls, athletics and recreation buildings, dining halls and unions. The campus still has some of its oldest buildings like the Hardin hall, the Main building, and the Godfrey Hall. The campus is surrounded by parks, museums, theatres, and stadiums that make it a favorite spot for the students. Some of the most famous buildings in the campus are Barre Hall, Brooks center for the performing arts, Cooper library, Daniel hall, Mell hall and so on. 


Clemson University has its main campus library that is called the R.M.Cooper Library. The library is open from 7:00am to 2:00am. The library has all kinds of high-end facilities. Other than the main library, there are also some other libraries in the campus:

  • Gunnin Architecture library
  • Education media center
  • Special collections and archives

The library also keeps organizing various talks and events for the students and the faculties. To know more about the library, click on the link: 

Housing services

The office of the Housing and Dining of Clemson University offers on-campus housing facilities to the students. The undergraduate students are supposed to reside in the campus. There is also various off campus living options that a student can look for by clicking on the link:

On-Campus apartments:

  • Calhoun courts
  • Lightsey Bridge 1
  • Lightsey Bridge 2
  • Thornhill village

Other Residential halls:

  • Clemson hall
  • Holmes hall
  • Johnstone Hall A
  • McCabe hall
  • Stadium residence hall
  • CORE campus
  • Douthit hills

On-campus housing of the University including all the facilities and meals sums up to around $10,000 to 11,000 annually. Here’s the link to the pdf mentioning the rates of different residential halls:

Medical services

Clemson University has its own Student Health Services. The services have three divisions: medical services, counseling and psychological services and a healthy campus. The university offers a Student Health Insurance Plan. One can visit the link to know more:

Students club

There are various clubs and organizations at the university. The clubs come under three different categories: delegated student organizations, independent councils, and independent student organizations. To name a few of the clubs:

  • Anthropology club
  • Economics club
  • Block and bridle club
  • Clemson debate society
  • Clemson recreational therapy club
  • Nutrition club
  • The tiger
  • The pendulum
  • Food science club

There are various other student associations and councils. To name a few:

  • Black graduate student association
  • Clemson university sexuality and gender alliance
  • College panhellenic association
  • Interfraternity council
  • International student association at Clemson university

Clemson University location

The university is located in Clemson, South Carolina of the United States. The city that is near Clemson is Greenville. The campus has its two of the districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The university has a very huge campus comprising of different academic buildings, residential halls, dining halls, sports centers and many other

Top landmarks

  • Memorial stadium
  • Fort hill plantation
  • Doug kingsmore stadium
  • Littlejohn coliseum
  • Hanover house

Nearest airport

The nearest airport to the university is the Greenville- Spartanburg International Airport.

International students’ information

There are some of the majors that always invite a huge number of applications every year and because of this the admission process is quite competitive. The students have to choose more than two majors. If one is not given the first choice because of seat constraints then the choice will be given. 

Visa and immigration support

Once the admission is finalized, the Office of Global Engagement will issue an I-20 or DS-2019 depending on the eligibility. After that, the students have to take this to the US consulate to apply for a nonimmigrant student visa. Form DS-2019 (J-1 scholar) will be issued to students whose education overseas is funded by their government or by an international organization. If it is not funded then F1 visa will be allotted. Students have to take the responsibility of maintaining legal status with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security during their studies. International students who are transferring from another school in the United States will be issued visa documents at the time of their enrollment at Clemson University. 

For more information one can visit the website of Office of Global Management Clemson University:

All the required forms and documents are mentioned here: 

For International undergraduate students:

  1. The Clemson application opens August 1. Students must submit their application and all required credentials by May 1 for Fall entry or October 1 for Spring entry.
  2. Submit your application by applying here: 

For Clemson application: 

  1. If you are a first year student you would require submitting a test score but this now has been optional for the current academic year. If the student wishes to submit then they can.
  2. Submit your IELTS, TOEFL, or Duolingo score.
  3. Submit all the academic credentials. To know more:

Student Life

Student society

  • International students association
  • Clemson Indian students association
  • Chinese students and scholars association
  • Black graduate student association
  • African and Caribbean student association
  • Clemson black student union
  • Bangladesh association Clemson
  • Clemson Iranian students organization
  • Fulbright fellows and friends
  • Society of Hispanic professional engineers
  • Clemson area international friendship
  • Friends of international 
  • Cross cultural network

Sports and fitness

The athletics teams of the Clemson University are called the Clemson Tigers. The teams are known for their various historic achievements. Men's sports include basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, soccer, diving, tennis, track & field, softball and volleyball. 

Student Media

The University has its very own newspaper called The Tiger that is run by the students. It is also one of the oldest newspapers. They have a magazine named The Tiger Town Observer that focuses on the University politics. Tigervision is a student run TV Station. The Chronicle is a literary-art magazine. The Pendulum is a student run International affairs magazine. 

Cultural events and traditions

Every year Clemson students have the opportunity to attend Homecoming and Tigerama. The Clemson Homecoming tradition began in 1914 and has been held annually at Clemson University ever since. During homecoming week, various student organizations design and build Homecoming floats on Bowman Field. The floats are then revealed on the Saturday of the football game and judged by a select panel. The First Friday Parade has been held on the Friday before the first home football game every year since 1974.

Short-term Getaways

  • Asheville, North Carolina
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Greensville, South Carolina
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Savannah, Georgia

Food and drinks

There are various dining halls, food courts in the campus and one can have can access to that. Other than that, there are various cafes, restaurants and bars outside the campus. Some of the famous cafes are: Sunny side café, Joe’s New York Pizza, Rick Erwin’s Clemson and many others. 

Part-time jobs

Center for career and professional development of the university provides information on the various part-time jobs available for the students. Click on the link to know more:

Job opportunities and campus recruitment

The Clemson University Office of Student Financial Aid and the Center for Career and Professional Development offer employment services to students. The Federal Work-Study program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students who have established financial need through the submission of the FAFSA. One can look for various opportunities here: 


Clemson University Programs

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Clemson University Application Requirements

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IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in Clemson University in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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Clemson University Cost of studies


Bachelors: $37,110

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Clemson University Deadlines

Undergraduate: Fall: May 1, Spring: Dec. 15

Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

Clemson University Rankings


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