Public Affairs

Audience-tailored Descriptions

  • Elevator speech/boilerplate: Undergraduate/parent

    Clemson University is a nationally ranked research university that has managed to remain a student-centered community. Students are engaged, spirited, highly competitive, and – according to one guidebook – the nation’s happiest. Clemson offers a teaching and learning environment more common to private, liberal arts colleges, but with the increased academic, community service and social opportunities found at a major public university, all on a beautiful campus surrounded by lakes, forests and mountains.  

  • Elevator speech/boilerplate: Graduate/academic

    Clemson University is a nationally ranked, science and technology-oriented public research university that is known for its emphasis on collaboration, focus, and a culture that encourages faculty and students to embrace bold ideas.  Its teaching, research and outreach are driving economic development and improving quality of life in South Carolina and beyond. Clemson is a high-energy, student-centered community dedicated to intellectual leadership, innovation, service, and a determination to excel.

  • Elevator speech/Boilerplate: Alumni

    Even as a top-ranked research university with renowned faculty and high academic standards, at the heart of Clemson University is a spirited, conscientious, happy and engaged student body that enjoys an unmatched intellectual and social environment and develops a sense of camaraderie that translates into a lifetime of loyalty and pride.