Clemson, South Carolina is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and adjacent to Lake Hartwell. Clemson and the surrounding area offer plenty of opportunities to explore both indoor and outdoor activities. If you're looking for outdoor entertainment, our beautiful campus borders the 900-plus-mile shoreline of Hartwell Lake where swimming, skiing and sailing are favorite pastimes. The mountains are less than an hour away and provide areas to canoe, kayak, white-water raft, hike, camp, snow ski and fish. Indoor recreation is even closer to home, with the on-campus Fike Recreation Center, which features multiple courts and studio rooms, an indoor track, a climbing wall and much more. Clemson’s downtown provides many dining and shopping possibilities. Plus it’s walking distance from campus.
Clemson is also located close to the city of Greenville which CNN Money, ranked as one of the "Top 10 Fastest Growing Cities in the U.S." The University has several off-campus programs located in Greenville, and there is transportation from the main campus to Greenville through Tiger Commute.