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President Clements addresses the class of 2019 during a graduation ceremony in Littlejohn Coliseum.

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One of the most productive public research universities in the nation, Clemson attracts and unites students and faculty whose greatest desire is to make a difference in the lives of others.

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Clemson By The Numbers

  • 20,195
    Undergraduate Students
  • 5,627
    Graduate Students
  • 93.2%
    Freshman Retention Rate
  • 80+
    Majors
  • 90+
    Minors
  • 130+
    Graduate Degree Programs
  • 83.7%
    Six-Year Graduation Rate
  • 16:1
    Student-To-Faculty Ratio
  • $106.3M
    Awarded in External Research Funding (2019)
Founded in
1889


Located in
Clemson,
South Carolina


President
James P. Clements

Clemson connections make the difference

Clemson students, faculty and staff are instantly plugged into a network of leaders and mentors in a variety of industries, all of whom are willing and interested in lending a hand to their fellow Tigers.

James Barker Sketch of Godfrey Hall

Outstanding Faculty

Mark Blenner, the McQueen-Quattlebaum Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has earned a $1.8 million Outstanding Investigator award from the National Institute of Health. The award will fund five years of research with his team of graduate and undergraduate students who are seeking to engineer better, more affordable pharmaceuticals. The work in his lab also extends to developing tests for COVID-19 antibodies.

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Biomolecular engineering professor Mark Blenner examines a test tube in the lab with a female professor and male student.
Political science major Dylan Erikson discusses a concept with his professor in a modern office setting.

Student Discovery

Two majors and one life-changing internship inspired senior Dylan Erikson to pursue a future in law and advocacy.

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Alumni Impact

Vanessa Wyche ’87 leads NASA to new heights as the first African American deputy director of Johnson Space Center.

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Clemson alumna and deputy director of NASAs Johnson Space Center Vanessa Wyche gives a presentation on campus.

Where is Clemson?

Clemson University is situated on 1,400 acres in Upstate South Carolina, with one edge of campus resting on the waters of Lake Hartwell and the other deep in the Experimental Forest. Midway between Atlanta, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, Clemson offers students the convenience of a small town with easy access to the attractions found in major cities.

Clemson's campus from above shows Tillman Hall, Death Valley and Lake Hartwell on a foggy morning.

Clemson University's land-grant mission and forward vision

Achieving Thomas Green Clemson’s vision of “a high seminary of learning” to develop “the material resources of the State” for the people of South Carolina is the mission that binds together researchers, teachers and faculty members at Clemson every day. United in the pursuit of this vision, Clemson employees and strategic partners collaborate to move South Carolina’s people and industries forward.