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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+
  • 90+
  • 130+
    Graduate Degree Programs
  • 84.9%
    Six-Year Graduation Rate
  • 16:1
    Student-To-Faculty Ratio
  • $106.3M
    Awarded in External Research Funding (2019)
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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.

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Outstanding Faculty

As climate change leads to more extreme weather events around the world, from historic flooding in South Carolina to devastating wildfires and severe heat in Australia, associate professor Ashok Mishra is tackling an urgent question: What will be the impact on global water supplies? One of his most recent papers, published with Ph.D. student Sourav Mukherjee, analyzed temperature and precipitation records from 1983-2016 in several regions around the world. By using weekly and daily data, the pair was able to present a more comprehensive understanding of the risks associated with simultaneous heat and drought.

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Student Erica Wearing, wearing a red top, poses for a photo in front of greenery on campus.

Student Discovery

The desire to help others is a guiding principle for junior agricultural education major Erica Wearing. Her work with the Teach Ag Campaign, which focuses on teacher recruitment and retention, is one of the many opportunities she has taken at Clemson to broaden the impact of her chosen field.

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Alumni Impact

Since graduating from Clemson with a degree in management and a minor in film studies, Ashley Holt ’12 has worked in many parts of television production, from producing, casting and interviewing to researching and writing.

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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.