Jullian Lloyd as an RA with 2 of her students

Find your defining moment at Clemson.

Moments in time challenge us and propel us forward. They give us direction and confidence. Sometimes they even shape our lives and set us on our next path. But more than anything they define who we are — and who we're becoming.

Explore just a few of our students' defining Clemson moments.

Changing my View

Peyton’s story
Peyton Marion

Finding my Voice

Megan’s story
Megan Kee

Diversify Your Experience

Patrick’s story
Patrick Mispireta

Explore New Roles

Jordan’s story
Jordan Wells

Connect with Mentors

Madison’s story
Madison Williams

More Defining Moments


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Rankings and Brags

Total students.

Clemson Tigers "bleed orange," as we say, but this University is so much more than a color or a degree. Here, our students find what inspires them, learn how to be leaders, create their own paths, thrive in internships, dive into research and simply discover who they are, both academically and personally.


Top public university.

U.S.News & World Report ranks us as one of the top public universities in the country, but Clemson is more than just a top-tier academic institution. This is a place where our students are challenged academically, exceed their own expectations and prepare themselves for their future career path and a lifetime of meaningful contributions.


Best career services.

The Center for Career and Professional Development partners with employers to provide access to meaningful internships and cooperative education opportunities. That includes the UPIC program, which offers paid, on-campus internships working alongside faculty and staff in your field of interest. Clemson is ranked No. 2 in the nation for best career services by the Princeton Review.


Undergraduate degrees.

Our academic programs are rigorous and challenging, but that's what makes a Clemson degree so valuable. Our graduates leave Tigertown equipped with the skills, adaptability and top-quality education to take on whatever challenges they encounter.


Graduate programs.

With 4,600 students in more than 110 graduate and professional degree programs, Clemson faculty and students are reimagining the world we live in.


Students love these colleges.

It's true. Our students love Clemson — and we can't blame them. With rigorous academics, unique learning opportunities and a vibrant campus life, Clemson is the perfect mix of academics and fun. Princeton Review has it right.


Living-Learning Communities.

In our thriving Living-Learning Communities, undergraduates share residence hall space, staff, programming and resources with other students in their field of interest.


Student organizations.

There are more than 400 ways to get involved on campus from student government, service efforts, religious groups, social events, military organizations, performing arts ensembles and much more.


Greek life.

Nearly 25 percent of our student body is involved with Greek life on campus through social and service sororities and fraternities.


Miles of Hartwell Lake shoreline.

Go for a run, sit and study, or just enjoy the sunshine on the shoreline of Hartwell Lake, which adjoins the edge of campus.


Acres of experimental forest.

Our fantastic Clemson Experimental Forest is adjacent to campus and offers 17,500 acres of research, hiking, biking and exploring opportunities.


Coffee shops.

Coffee keeps our students (and faculty!) going. Clemson Dining Services offers four main coffee shops on campus in addition to several additional cafés and convenience stores where you can make a quick Starbucks run. With snack and dining facilities in every corner of campus, you'll be covered.

Ready for your first step?

Whether you know exactly what you want to do or need some direction along the way, Clemson faculty, staff and students are here to help you to reach your full potential. Want to see what it takes to be a Tiger? Check out our Admissions website, and make sure to schedule a visit. We can’t wait to show you our beautiful campus and talk about all the incredible, unique opportunities you’ll find here.