Top-ranked in South Carolina.
Among the very best in the nation.

Clemson moments start with choosing the best. We are ranked number one among all national public universities in South Carolina — in areas both inside and outside the classroom. Starting at the top offers you the opportunity to build the best moments.


Best in South Carolina and #23 among National Public Universities.

U.S.News & World Report, 2017

A Rare Combination

Clemson is academic quality, value and an unmatched student experience — all in a setting of incredible natural beauty near lakes and mountains.

Armed with a top-quality education, a great living environment and incredible opportunities you’re sure to experience moments that will change your life and empower you to change the world around you.


Best in South Carolina and #23 among National Public Universities.

U.S.News & World Report, 2017

Top-Ranked Academics

Clemson has been ranked among the top-25 public universities in the nation for nine straight years.

More For Your Money

Clemson has been consistently recognized nationally for value and return on investment. More than half of our classes have fewer than 20 students, and the average student to faculty ratio is 17-to-1.

Degree Programs

Our nearly 22,000 students can choose from 80 undergraduate and 110 graduate degree programs plus research and study opportunities around the world.


Best Public College

#21 among all universities for delivering a great education, at an affordable price that prepares students for rewarding careers.

Money magazine, 2017

Unmatched Student Experience

Clemson expects the best in both academics and campus life. And we deliver like the top national university we are, according to the 2017 Princeton Review.

Students Who Love
Their College

Students Who Pack
The Stadium

Best Career


Everyone Plays
Intramural Sports



Ultimately, we think the best way to show you what life at Clemson is all about is by sharing real moments from our Clemson Family — moments that, taken together, make our students grow, learn, make friends, expand their world, plot their future and fall in love with this place.

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