Clemson University
#715 Overall Influence#513 Desirability Rank

Clemson University

University in South Carolina, United States

Clemson University is a public, land-grant research university in Clemson, South Carolina. Founded in 1889, Clemson is the second-largest university in student population in South Carolina. For the fall 2019 semester, the university enrolled a total of 20,195 undergraduate students and 5,627 graduate students, and the student/faculty ratio was 18:1. Clemson’s 1,400-acre campus is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and sits next to Lake Hartwell. The university manages the nearby 17,500-acre Clemson Experimental Forest that is used for research, education, and recreation.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

28,845

Acceptance

47%

Graduation Rate

81%

Median SAT Score

1310

Median ACT Score

29

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$13,982

Fees (in-state)

$1,392

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$58,900

Employed

93%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

24K

Under-Grads

20K

Graduates

4K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

201 Sikes Hall, Clemson SC 29634

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

10 per 100k

Violent Crime

0 per 100k

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

29 per 100k

Violent Crime

2 per 100k

What is Clemson University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#310 World Rank #132 USA Rank
Engineering
#395 World Rank #151 USA Rank
Economics
#395 World Rank #169 USA Rank
Computer Science
#647 World Rank #192 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#362 World Rank #197 USA Rank
History
#517 World Rank #197 USA Rank
Philosophy
#653 World Rank #198 USA Rank
Physics
#579 World Rank #211 USA Rank
Chemistry
#576 World Rank #274 USA Rank
Education
#471 World Rank #308 USA Rank
Communications
#557 World Rank #343 USA Rank
Business
#1046 World Rank #376 USA Rank
Mathematics
#1012 World Rank #489 USA Rank
Political Science
#1271 World Rank #529 USA Rank
Medical
#941 World Rank #568 USA Rank
Nursing
#1670 World Rank #709 USA Rank
Biology

Other areas of influence

#698 World Rank #505 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#1161 World Rank #572 USA Rank
Law

Influential People

Who are Clemson University's Most influential alumni?

Clemson University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Engineering, History, and Economics. Clemson University’s most academically influential people include James Dickey, Rudolf Anderson, and John W. Raymond.

James Dickey
James Dickey

American writer

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Rudolf Anderson
Rudolf Anderson

USAF pilot, the only person killed by enemy fire during the Cuban Missile Crisis

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John W. Raymond
John W. Raymond

United States Air Force and United States Space Force general

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Dolph Lundgren
Dolph Lundgren

Swedish actor and martial artist

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Todd Zywicki
Todd Zywicki

Professor of Law

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Ron Rash
Ron Rash

American poet, short story writer and novelist

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Kristie Kenney
Kristie Kenney

American diplomat

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Harry Ashmore
Harry Ashmore

American journalist and newspaper editor, recipient of the 1957 Pulitzer Prize

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Nancy O'Dell
Nancy O'Dell

Television personality

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Patricia Adair Gowaty

American biologist

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Robert H. Brooks

Hooters franchiser and CEO

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Dan Reneau

American academic

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