One of the most productive public research universities in the nation, Clemson University attracts and powerfully unites students and faculty whose greatest desire is to make a difference in the lives of others. Ranked among the best national public universities in U.S. News & World Report for 12 consecutive years, Clemson is dedicated to teaching, research and service. The return on investment a Clemson degree affords has led to the University’s consistent rank as a best-value school by publications including The Princeton ReviewU.S. News & World ReportKiplinger and Forbes

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Distance/online learning

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

Deadlines

Early Action

  • October 15 - application submitted and file complete
  • December 1 - decisions released
Regular Decision
  • January 2 - application submitted and file complete
  • March 1 - decisions released
Jan. 2 - deadline for First-Year students to apply to be considered for merit scholarships and priority deadline to submit FAFSA for need-based programs and consideration for loans and grants

May 1 - final application deadline (all other notifications after Regular Decision are on a rolling basis )

Requirements
  • Common application for admission 
  • Self-reported academic record
  • Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) - optional for 2023-2024
  • $70 application fee or application fee waiver

Transfer

Deadlines

  • Dec 1 – application deadline for Spring Semester
  • July 1 – application deadline for Fall Semester
Requirements
  • Common application for admission 
  • Official transcripts from each college previously attended
  • $70 application fee or NACAC transfer fee waiver

Additional Information

The University offers financial aid in the forms of scholarships, grants, loans and part-time employment opportunities. Financial aid is awarded on the basis of need to supplement the amount students can contribute to college expenses. The amount of need-related aid for which you are eligible is determined by the information you supply annually on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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One of the most productive public research universities in the nation, Clemson University attracts and powerfully unites students and faculty whose greatest desire is to make a difference in the lives of others. Ranked in the top 15 percent of national public universities by U.S. News & World Report, Clemson is dedicated to teaching, research and service. The return on investment a Clemson degree affords has led to the University’s consistent rank as a best-value school by publications including The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger and Forbes

Clemson is located in Upstate South Carolina. Main campus encompasses 1,400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shores of Lake Hartwell. Midway between Atlanta, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, Clemson offers the tight-knit atmosphere of a small college town with convenient access to the attractions found in major cities.

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School location
Address

105 Sikes Hall
Clemson, SC 29634, United States of America

Phone number

864-656-2287

Region

South

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