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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 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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Industrial Engineering major Patrick Mispireta speaks with the freshmen he's mentoring through PEER.

“No one gets through college alone. My first year, I was paired with an awesome mentor in the PEER/WISE program. Now I’m the familiar face encouraging freshmen to take classes together and study in groups.”

Patrick Mispireta
Industrial Engineering ’19
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Rhetorics, communication and information design Ph.D. candidate Shauna Chung teaches a class of undergraduate students.

“What I’ve learned thus far is this: We’re attached to so many things in life, and to say that each must stay contained in individual boxes compromises the richness of the human experience. So, I’m endeavoring to find the various things that I’m attached to – memories, personal passions, academic interests – and tie them together. What better place to do this than at Clemson?”

Shauna Chung
Rhetorics, Communication and Information Design Ph.D. candidate

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