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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

  • 21,653
    Undergraduate Students
  • 5,688
    Graduate Students
  • 93.6%
    First-Year Retention Rate
  • 80+
    Majors
  • 90+
    Minors
  • 130+
    Graduate Degree Programs
  • 85.5%
    Six-Year Graduation Rate
  • 16:1
    Student-To-Faculty Ratio
  • $162.2M
    Awarded in External Research Funding (FY2021)
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

Martine LaBerge, chair of the Department of Bioengineering, received the South Carolina Life Sciences Hall of Fame Award for her transformative contributions to the state’s life sciences industry. At Clemson, LaBerge has advanced bioengineering technology, cultivated interdisciplinary collaborations that drive innovation, and fostered strategic partnerships with Arthrex, Prisma Health and the Medical University of South Carolina. As chair, she has overseen the establishment of new bioengineering facilities, and her leadership has elevated the department’s reputation for producing globally competitive graduates.

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Professor Martine LaBerge poses in front of a painted blue wall adorned with award and recognition plaques.
Louise Franke, a female Clemson student, poses with her arm crossed while standing in front of a brick wall.

Student Discovery

With a major in biochemistry and minors in political science and philosophy, Louise Franke forged an academic path that combined her passion for medicine and research with her love for the humanities. As Clemson’s first-ever Rhodes Scholar, Franke will continue her studies at Oxford University to pursue a career as a physician and bioethicist.

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Alumni Impact

In his debut children’s picture book, “Nigel and the Moon,” Antwan Eady ’12 tells the story of a Black boy who discovers his voice so that he can share his dreams. Eady hopes that the inspirational story in “Nigel” — named a Publisher’s Weekly Most Anticipated Book of 2022, among other accolades — will help children gain confidence and overcome moments of doubt.

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Antwan Eady, wearing a black jacket and glasses, poses for a headshot. Next to him is the book cover for “Nigel and the Moon.

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.