In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.
Clemson University was awarded 996 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is wildlife, fish and wildlands science and management.
Clemson landed the #109 spot in College Factual's 2023 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,241 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Clemson held the #195 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.
Clemson is also ranked #1 out of 44 schools in South Carolina.
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The acceptance rate at Clemson University is a competitive 62%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.
About 59% of students accepted to Clemson submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 610 and 690. Math scores were between 600 and 700.
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The student to faculty ratio at Clemson University is about average at 16 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.
When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.
The full-time faculty percentage at Clemson University is 93%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate of 94% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Clemson University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.
Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Clemson the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 59%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%
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During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 20,868 undergraduates at Clemson with 20,021 being full-time and 847 being part-time.
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The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Clemson, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Clemson, approximately 39% of students took out student loans averaging $10,001 a year. That adds up to $40,004 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Clemson is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
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Contact details for Clemson are given below.
|Address:||201 Sikes Hall, Clemson, SC 29634|
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Business Administration & Management||338||$42,536|
|Finance & Financial Management||213||$52,256|
|Computer Information Systems||145||$63,762|
Learn more about the majors offered at Clemson University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.
Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.
In 2019-2020, 22,531 students took at least one online class at Clemson University. This is an increase from the 7,423 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
Learn more about online learning at Clemson University.
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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