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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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“What I like about Clemson is that it's this huge school feel, but you could walk to any side of campus in like 30 minutes or less. It’s also such a homey experience. When you see those Tiger Paw prints as you’re driving in, it gets everyone so excited. When my family friend came to visit, she almost committed on the spot because it feels so welcoming when you arrive.”

Reagan Korinko,
human capital education and development ’26
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“I did a virtual tour of Clemson, and the tour guides were so enthusiastic about their school. Then I did more research, and I was like, ‘This is the environment I want. This is the school for me.’ I wanted somewhere that would give me a good education but also provide a very good social experience.”

Roberto Cortez,
marketing ’25

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