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Discover Your Clemson Family

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

  • 20,868
    Undergraduate Students
  • 5,538
    Graduate Students
  • 93.6%
    First-Year Retention Rate
  • 80+
    Majors
  • 90+
    Minors
  • 130+
    Graduate Degree Programs
  • 84.9%
    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

Golnaz Arastoopour Irgens, assistant professor of learning sciences in the College of Education, has received an award from the National Science Foundation’s Building Capacity in STEM Education Research. Working with graduate students, she will examine middle school students’ data science knowledge and practices through the lens of social issues and measure students’ sense of empowerment to impact their communities through data science.

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Golnaz Arastoopour Irgens, assistant professor of learning sciences in the College of Education, smiles at the camera. To her left is a pattern of zeroes and ones in white text with a light purple background.
Student Crystal Smith, wearing dark pants and a blue T-shirt, holds a long blade as she stands among brush in a mountain range. To her right is a male student holding a chainsaw.

Student Discovery

Crystal Smith, an Air Force veteran and wildlife and fisheries biology student, discovered her passion for ecological research and restoration after working on several projects that examine the benefits of prescribed fire.

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Alumni Impact

The analytical and communication skills that Dipali Patel ’06 gained as a psychology major helped lay the foundation for her successful career as a financial adviser and pursuit of other business ventures.

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Clemson alumna Dipali Patel, wearing a gray and white dress and a gray brimmed hat, poses in front of the Great Wall of China.

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.