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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

  • 22,566
    Undergraduate Students
  • 5,900
    Graduate Students
  • 92.4%
    First-Year Retention Rate
  • 80+
  • 90+
  • 130+
    Graduate Degree Programs
  • 85.3%
    Six-Year Graduation Rate
  • 16:1
    Student-To-Faculty Ratio
  • $157.6M
    Awarded in External Research Funding (FY2022)
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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.

James Barker Sketch of Godfrey Hall

Outstanding Faculty

While the term “exoskeleton” may conjure images of Iron Man’s armored suit, for Divya Srinivasan, these wearable external structures aren’t just gadgets in comic books and sci-fi films. The McQueen Quattlebaum Professor of Industrial Engineering, whose research focuses on biomechanics and ergonomics, is exploring ways in which exoskeletons can be worn in occupational settings, mainly manufacturing and health care, to prevent overexertion injuries that result from physically demanding tasks. As technology has evolved to make these devices lighter and more comfortable for the body, Srinivasan and her team have now shifted their attention to understanding what factors could lead to their future widespread adoption in work environments and for personal use.

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A female student wearing jeans and a cream-colored sweater vest over a black turtleneck and a male professor in black jeans and a blue button-down shirt face each other while sitting on chairs in a faculty office.

Student Discovery

Shreya Tellur arrived at Clemson as a biological sciences major, believing it was the most straightforward path to medical school. But after participating in EUREKA! — a summer research experience offered to select Clemson University Honors College students before their first semester — and beginning classes, Shreya realized her primary interest was in the overlap between health and human behavior, and she changed her major to psychology with a pre-med focus. She later found other avenues to explore the social determinants of health care and choose the best career fit in the medical field. For Shreya, keeping an open mind and focusing on relationship-building throughout her years at Clemson have led to the opportunities that have shaped her as a person and a future health care provider.

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Alumni Impact

During her first year at Clemson, Claire Farrell ’23 often used a color-by-numbers app to unwind after a long day of classes — particularly Anatomy and Physiology, a historically difficult course at Clemson. It would be great, Farrell thought, to color anatomy drawings as a study tool, but no such application existed. After successfully completing the course, the spark for that idea was still there, and she consulted a friend in computer science about creating an app. Between juggling classes, lab work and mentorship duties, Farrell developed Anaphy, which combines color recognition and location association to allow students to study anatomy effectively with numerous diagrams for all human body systems. The app is now available for students taking Anatomy and Physiology at Clemson and other universities.

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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.