Clemson University combines the benefits of a major, land-grant, science- and engineering-oriented research university with a strong commitment to quality teaching and individual student success. The student-centered community is characterized by high academic standards, inclusiveness, collaboration and a drive to excel.
Clemson boasts a 17,500-acre forest, a 295-acre botanical garden and a lakefront setting. Undergraduate enrollment is managed to ensure small classes, a 16-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, and high retention and graduation rates. Clemson scores above the national average on student engagement and satisfaction surveys, and has earned national recognition for living-learning communities, Creative Inquiry, writing across the curriculum and community service.
The strategic plan, ClemsonForward, focuses on the success of students by targeting the areas of research scholarship and funding particularly in the areas of advanced materials; cyber-infrastructure, analytics and big data science; energy, transportation and advanced manufacturing; human resilience; health innovation and sustainable environment; high-impact, evidence-based academic and global engagement; the academic core with initiatives in interdisciplinary curricula, general education and enhanced advising; and creating a living environment that is diverse, respectful and inclusive.
For the past ten years, Clemson has ranked among the top 25 national public universities according to U.S.News & World Report and is the No. 1 choice of the state’s best high school graduates. More than 50 percent of Clemson’s incoming freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class. Both Money magazine and Kiplinger’s rank Clemson as a Best Public College Value for delivering a quality education at an affordable price. And Princeton Review ranks the University among the 200 schools that “Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.”
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