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



  • Dec 1 - application submission for Priority Notification
  • Dec 31 - supporting material submission (includes test scores and transcripts)
  • Jan. 2 - deadline for freshman to submit FAFSA for need-based programs and consideration for loans and grants
  • Feb 15 - decision week for those submitting supporting documentation by priority deadlines

Note: must submit both application and supporting documentation by priority deadlines to be considered for academic merit scholarships

  • May 1- final application deadline (all other notifications after Priority Notification are on a rolling basis )
  • Common application for admission 
  • High school transcript 
  • Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT)
  • $70 application fee or application fee waiver



  • Dec 1 – application deadline for Spring Semester
  • July 1 – application deadline for Fall Semester
  • 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).

Visit us

Clemson Tigers are passionate about academics, athletics, friends and the color orange. We want you to see and experience what life on campus is like. On our campus tours, our student tour guides will walk you across campus and through the life of a Clemson student. We offer campus tours year-round, and several times a year we hold special visit events.

Admissions office

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School location

105 Sikes Hall
Clemson, South Carolina 29634, United States of America

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