A top-25 public university with a reputation for excellence that’s known worldwide, Clemson University leads the way in providing a hands-on education — in the lab, in the arts and in the field. Academic programs lay the groundwork for innovative research at this South Carolina university. With more than 80 undergraduate majors and 110 graduate degree programs, there are plenty of opportunities and career paths to choose from. Clemson is home to some of the nation’s most exceptional professors, and our
A top-25 public university with a reputation for excellence that’s known worldwide, Clemson University leads the way in providing a hands-on education — in the lab, in the arts and in the field. Academic programs lay the groundwork for innovative research at this South Carolina university. With more than 80 undergraduate majors and 110 graduate degree programs, there are plenty of opportunities and career paths to choose from. Clemson is home to some of the nation’s most exceptional professors, and our internationally recognized faculty attracts some of the highest-achieving college students. In 2012, more than half of entering freshmen were ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school classes. With a wide array of campus facilities and programs, Clemson is designed to enhance a student’s entire educational experience. Research opportunities, travel abroad, mentoring programs and campus involvement are all part of the undergraduate experience. It’s also a key part of what shapes our students into the innovative and world-changing professionals of tomorrow.
Year Founded: 1889. Location: Clemson, SC. Founder: Thomas Green Clemson. President: James P. Clements. Undergraduate Students: 18,599. Graduate Students: 4,507.
80+ majors and 80+ minors. 110+ graduate degree programs. 7 colleges. 1.5 million items in the Clemson Libraries. More than 1,000 students studying abroad every year. 19:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Average SAT of entering freshmen in 1017 is 1302.
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounded by a lake and its own forest. 20 dining options. 29 residence halls and on-campus apartments. Wi-fi is available across campus. 48 bells ringing in the Clemson Carillon.
Recreation & Extracurriculars:
400+ student clubs and organizations; 50+ club sports; 6 student-run media organizations; 17 intramural sports; 275,000-square-foot Fike Recreation Center; 18 holes of golf.
University founders Thomas Green and Anna Calhoun Clemson had a lifelong interest in education, agricultural affairs and science.
In the post-Civil War days of 1865, Thomas Clemson looked upon a South that lay in economic ruin, once remarking, “This country is in wretched condition, no money and nothing to sell. Everyone is ruined, and those that can are leaving.”
Thomas Clemson’s death on April 6, 1888, set in motion a series of events that marked the start of a new era in higher education in South Carolina. In his will, he bequeathed the Fort Hill plantation and a considerable sum from his personal assets for the establishment of an educational institution that would teach scientific agriculture and the mechanical arts to South Carolina’s young people.
Clemson Agricultural College formally opened as an all-male military school in July 1893 with an enrollment of 446. It remained this way until 1955 when the change was made to “civilian” status for students, and Clemson became a coeducational institution. In 1964, the college was renamed Clemson University as the state legislature formally recognized the school’s expanded academic offerings and research pursuits.
More than a century after its opening, the University provides diverse learning, research facilities and educational opportunities not only for the people of the state — as Thomas Clemson dreamed — but for thousands of young men and women throughout the country and the world.
1888年4月6日托马斯·格林逝世，引发了一系列事件。这些事件标志了南卡罗来纳州高等教育进入了一个新的纪元。在遗嘱中，托马斯格林捐赠了Fort Hill 的大农场和一大笔个人资产，用于成立一所面向南卡罗来纳州年轻人的科学农业和手工艺术学校。