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Clemson University Acceptance Rates & Admissions Statistics

What Does the Admissions Department at Clemson University Look For?

By analyzing the admissions figures of recent freshman cohorts, get a better grasp of your likelihood of gaining admission to Clemson University.

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How are Clemson University Admissions and Enrollment Stats Applicable to You?

Reviewing the admissions stats at Clemson University can help you determine your likelihood of acceptance. Take a look at the SAT and ACT scores of previous applicants to help you understand your chances of being accepted. If you find your scores are lower than the average freshman, try retaking the exam to better your score or reviewing colleges looking for scores matching your own.

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Selectivity (Fall 2021): What’s the Acceptance Rate for Students?

Open Admissions No
Selectivity of College Average Selectivity
Acceptance Rate 49%

Acceptance and Enrollment Stats (Fall 2021)

Applicant Total 47,007
Accepted 23,138
Enrolled 4,585

Boys vs. Girls: Who’s Applying More?

Applicants: Men - Women  39 to 61
Accepted: Men - Women  37 to 63
Enrolled: Men - Women  42 to 58

Average Test Scores

About 40% 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 700. Math scores were between 610 and 720.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Clemson University  ( 610 to 700 )
SAT Math Scores for Clemson University  ( 610 to 720 )

Clemson received ACT scores from 30% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for Clemson University  ( 27 to 32 )

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