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frequently asked questions

what majors does clemson university offer?
clemson offers approximately 80 undergraduate and 110 graduate degree programs. all of our majors are listed online.

how is the weather in upstate south carolina?
clemson has mild, short winters and long, warm summers. we experience all four seasons. with the lake and mountains nearby, it makes the warm summers very enjoyable. in the winter, we have an occasional snowfall.

how much are tuition and fees to attend clemson?
tuition, fees, and room and board run about $27,600 for in-state students and $49,000 for out-of-state students. visit our tuition web page for a more specific breakdown of prices.

what are the incoming students’ average sat and act scores?
for the sat, the middle 50 percent of admitted students have test scores ranging from 1230 to 1390. for the act, the middle 50 percent score range is 27 to 32 for the composite.

how many students attend clemson?
we have more than 19,000 undergraduate and 5,200 graduate and professional students. sixty-seven percent of undergraduates are from south carolina, 38 percent come from other u.s. states and territories, and 2 percent are from other countries.

how do i apply?
to apply, visit to create an account and get started.

how much is the application fee?
the application fee is $70 and is non-refundable.

what are the application deadlines?
to ensure a feb. 15 notification of fall admission, you must apply by dec. 1 and submit test scores, transcripts and supporting documents by mid-january. to receive priority consideration for an academic recruiting scholarship, you must submit test scores, transcripts and supporting documents by dec. 31.

once i’ve applied to clemson, how can i find out my application’s status?
once clemson has received your completed application, you will receive your clemson university id (cuid). this id number should be used in all correspondence with the university throughout the admissions process.

at this time, we do not have an online status check, but incoming first-year students who apply by dec. 1 will receive an admission decision the week of feb. 15. incoming first-year students who apply after dec. 1 may receive a decision by feb. 15 or soon after, depending on the application submission date. .

all transfer applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

does clemson offer financial aid and scholarships?
yes. please visit our financial aid website for more detailed information.

can i visit campus?
we would love to show you our campus. student-led tours are available throughout the year, and special tours can be scheduled through the visitors center. visit their website to begin planning your visit to clemson.

i’ve been accepted to clemson. how do i sign up for classes and get involved on campus?
each summer we hold a series of new student orientation sessions for entering first-year, transfer students and their families. orientation offers the opportunity to register for classes and meet with your academic advisor. visit the orientation website for dates and times and to register. an orientation session is also held in january for those students beginning their clemson experience spring semester.

once you’re on campus, the student organization fair will give you a chance to meet fellow students and get involved in campus clubs and organizations. if you want to research before then, visit the listing of student organizations.

i want to live on campus. what are the residence halls like?
all first-year students are required to live on campus. we have several styles of apartments and residence halls. please check out the university housing website for more specific information.

what is campus like?
campus is beautiful and inviting. tree-lined streets and walkways welcome students to campus each day of the year. many students spend hours studying, lounging and playing on bowman field, which connects campus to downtown clemson. nearby hartwell lake offers more than 900 miles of shoreline for swimming, skiing, sailing and relaxing. mountains grace the horizon and are just a short drive from campus.

i’m interested in athletics. where can i find this information?
we have numerous club teams, intramural sports and ncaa sports events on campus to help you stay active and engaged with athletics.

where do i find information about greek life on campus?
visit their website at

are there arts on campus?
there are numerous opportunities for students to attend events or get involved with the arts on campus. the brooks center offers a variety of performances year round, lee gallery showcases student and professional artists, and arts in april celebrates a month of the arts on campus. you can also get involved with numerous music, theatre, and dance ensembles.

where do i find information about the honors college?

what courses are offered at clemson?
clemson offers a wide range of courses. for an in-depth look at the courses required for specific majors, refer to the undergraduate course catalog.

how do i request information or contact the admissions office?
find all our contact information on our contact us web page.

does clemson offer early decision applications?
clemson doesn’t have an early decision policy, but students who apply before dec. 1 will be notified of their admission decision the week of feb. 15. any students who apply after dec. 1 may receive notification by feb. 15 or soon after.

i’m thinking about transferring to clemson. what do i have to do, and how do i determine how many of my class credits will transfer?
first, you’ll need to submit an application. you can see if your classes will transfer by visiting the transferring credits web page. please call the transfer admissions office at 864-656-2287 if you have any questions.

can i appeal?
any student has the right to appeal an admissions decision. the undergraduate admissions committee reviews all appeals.

what do i do with my transcript?
send your transcript to clemson university admissions.

who determines my in-state residency?
incoming first-year students should contact the office of residency classification regarding residency status. they assist continuing undergraduate and graduate students with applying for entitlement to pay in-state tuition and fees.

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