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Clemson University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 953 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 37 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

46% Women
54% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Atlantic Coast Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $531,464)
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 -


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%
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Clemsonkid
  • 4
  • This definitely depends on what dorm you are in, but the RAs truly attempt to get the students on your floor to bond. …

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  • Destiny
  • 3
  • I never lived in the dorms, but when visiting some friends that did, it was kind of sketchy. One lived right next to a very loud boiler in the basement,…

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  • 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…

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  • Rachel from Central, SC
  • 3
  • Expensive options, but lots of affordable renting available nearby, and free bus transit to campus from almost anywhere you'd need to go. There's a stark contrast between the old, less…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Destiny
  • I am a past student here

    They have a lot of different dining places, but the university courts are pretty trash. The food is bland and cold half of the time. I'd stick to the food court with 3rd party vendors.

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  • 4
  • Rachel from Central, SC
  • I am a past student here

    The dining halls are about a bland as any school, but they have a ton of on-campus restaurants that accept your PawPoint meal currency given with your meal plan. Those feature decent varieties, so if you get tired of one thing, something else is right next to it.

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  • 4
  • Rebecca from Irmo, SC
  • I am a current student here

    The dining options weren't great when I was a freshman; however, they recently built a new dining hall that is super nice. There's a few great new restaurants too, so Clemson's really uping its game.

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  • 5
  • Kalyn from Greer, SC
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Clemson not only has many different meal deals for you, but they also have a small downtown that has a good selection of choices. Throughout the campus you can find pizza places, ice cream and subway in the buildings.

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  • 4
  • Clemsonkid
  • I am a current student here

    There are a few dining halls and each has numerous options for you to choose from, including gluten-free food.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Rachel from Central, SC
  • I am a past student here

    I didn't join Greek, but their presence is huge. Sororities and Frats are always hosting events, being involved in the community, and bringing fun activities to campus. You'll be hard pressed to avoid them, but they're a positive presence. Clemson has an absolute zero tolerance policy with hazing or anything abusive in these societies, and that was harshly put to the test while I was a student. The school even threatened to put all Greek organizations on a severe activity probation until behavior was resolved, and they held to that until the Fraternities started upholding the Clemson standard of student life on campus, which is a safe but fun one.

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  • 0
  • Matthew from Mount Pleasant, SC
  • 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 and find one that suits your tastes!

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  • 0
  • Jasmine from Charlotte, NC
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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