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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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“Clemson does a great job of completing a person overall, both socially and intellectually. Clemson is a great school. It gives you the right resources to succeed in life and in any pursuit. Whether you want to go to graduate school or into industry, you’re prepared.”

J Flores Govea,
mechanical engineering ’22
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“Being mentored by so many great people that have invested in me and my future has instilled a love of Clemson that is indescribable. They have proven my favorite saying, ‘You have to be different to make a difference.’ That sums up Clemson for me.”

Mary Crosby Spiers,
elementary education ’22

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