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Why Clemson

Whatever your dream, there’s a path toward it that begins at Clemson. Join more than 25,000 Clemson students pursuing one of 80+ majors and 130+ graduate degree programs. Pursue the work that calls your name, and graduate with the expertise you need to make a difference.

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The Value of a Clemson Degree

What would you give to walk into an interview for your dream job confident that you have the skills and experience to earn the position — within six months of college graduation? This assurance is reality for 93 percent of Clemson undergraduates. Come to Clemson, receive guidance from the nation’s best career services professionals, conduct research with measurable results, work in your field and gain the skills you need to nail that interview.

The return on investment a Clemson degree affords has consistently been ranked among “best value schools” by U.S. News & World Report.

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Find Clemson where the Blue Ridge yawns its greatness.

Main campus sits on 1,400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shores of Lake Hartwell. In addition, Clemson University has a presence in every South Carolina county through research facilities, economic development hubs and innovation campuses.

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“The rigor of Clemson’s curriculum has solidified in me that I made the right choice in both my major and school.”

Nehemiah Ashford-Carroll
Architecture ’21
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Student Ryan Sweeney holds an orange Tiger Rag emblazoned with a white Clemson Paw while standing in a showroom at BMW.

“The Clemson Experience is so many different things. There’s the academic side with getting to know your professors and coursework, but there’s this completely other side where I’ve found different areas to express myself and learn to grow as an individual.”

Ryan Sweeney
Management and Marketing ’21

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