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Why Clemson

Whatever your dream, there’s a path toward it that begins at Clemson. Join more than 25,000 Clemson students pursuing one of 80+ majors, 90+ minors and 130+ graduate degree programs. Pursue the work that calls your name, and graduate with the expertise you need to make a difference.

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The Value of a Clemson Degree

What would you give to walk into an interview for your dream job confident that you have the skills and experience to earn the position — within six months of college graduation? This assurance is reality for 93 percent of Clemson undergraduates. Come to Clemson, receive guidance from the nation’s best career services professionals, conduct research with measurable results, work in your field and gain the skills you need to nail that interview.

The return on investment a Clemson degree affords has consistently been ranked among “best value schools” by U.S. News & World Report.

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Find Clemson where the Blue Ridge yawns its greatness.

Main campus sits on 1,400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shores of Lake Hartwell. In addition, Clemson University has a presence in every South Carolina county through research facilities, economic development hubs and innovation campuses.

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“I wanted a place with a great music program and where the professors are super encouraging to their students. For those reasons and more, Clemson is the place for me.”

Christian Walker,
performing arts ’26
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A female student wearing a light purple long-sleeved T-shirt and cream overalls kneels on a dirt walking path in a garden and speaks to another woman wearing gray pants, a teal polo and a. straw hat.

“I have done so much in my time here. I had an internship in France at Monet’s Garden. I was asked to be a teacher’s assistant in a turf grass identification and management lab. I’m speaking at an alumni event. I feel I have done everything I came into college wanting to do.”

Mary Featherstone,
horticulture ’23

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