Clemson is big time in every way but size. We’re a major research institution with outstanding faculty members and graduate programs. Yet, we also deliver the quality undergraduate experience of a private, liberal arts university. Clemson students are engaged, active, successful and happy to be here. Our beautiful lakeside campus has something to do with that. So does the determined spirit of every Clemson Tiger to excel in everything we do.
Clemson is ranked at No. 25 among national public universities by U.S.News & World Report, recognized as a best value by Kiplinger's, and noted by The Princeton Review for excellent career services and quality of life. Within the past three years, a new chapter of Phi Beta Kappa began here, and 20 Clemson students have won national academic awards and scholarships, including 10 Fulbright and Goldwater scholarships and 10 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.
I’m proud to be Clemson’s 14th president, but I’m just as proud to be an alumnus. Our founder, Thomas Green Clemson, envisioned a “high seminary of learning” where intellectual, physical and economic development would go hand in hand. More than 120 years and 140,000 graduates later, his vision is reality.
We invite you to learn more about this great university by exploring this Web site or by visiting us in person.
New goals/objectives, approved April 2011 by the Board of Trustees.
Presidential Perspectives — A Higher Education Presidential Thought Leadership Series
Chapter 3: The Endangered Campus? Defining and Defending the Value of Place-based Higher Education, by James F. Barker, FAIA