2010 Admissions Video


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(MUSIC PLAYING) WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE A CLEMSON TIGER? SEEMS
LIKE EACH PERSON YOU ASK HAS A DIFFERENT ANSWER. SOME SAY IT’S ABOUT A PASSION FOR RESEARCH
AND ACADEMICS, WHILE OTHERS REMARK ABOUT A STRONG SENSE OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY THROUGH
SERVICE LEARNING. STILL OTHERS ATTEST TO AN ADVENTUROUS SPIRIT, CURIOUS ABOUT THE WORLD,
BOTH LOCALLY AND ABROAD. BUT NOTHING COMPARES TO THE WINNING ATTITUDE THAT SHINES THROUGH
EVERYTHING A TIGER DOES!
A CLEMSON TIGER BEGINS BY FEELING RIGHT AT HOME, AND MAKING LIFELONG FRIENDS WITH CLASSMATES,
PROFESSORS, AND FUTURE COLLEAGUES. REGARDLESS OF WHAT PATH YOU CHOOSE, YOU’LL BE SURROUNDED
BY VERY BRIGHT PEERS. IN THE CURRENT FRESHMAN CLASS, FOR EXAMPLE, 45% WERE RANKED IN THE
TOP 10% OF THEIR HIGH SCHOOL CLASS. 69% RANKED IN THE TOP 20%, AND OVER THE YEARS, SOUTH
CAROLINA’S PALMETTO FELLOWS AND ALL-STATE ACADEMIC TEAM MEMBERS HAVE SELECTED CLEMSON
AS THEIR COLLEGE OF CHOICE MORE THAN ANY OTHER COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY. FOR THE 8TH CONSECUTIVE
YEAR, ONE THIRD OF THE NEW PALMETTO FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ARE ATTENDING CLEMSON
UNIVERSITY.
FROM YOUR FIRST VISIT TO CAMPUS, YOU CAN SEE IT’S A CLASSIC. NESTLED IN THE FOOTHILLS
OF THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS, ALONG THE SHORES OF LAKE HARTWELL, 1400 ACRES OF CAMPUS IS
SURROUNDED BY ANOTHER 17,000 ACRES OF UNIVERSITY FARMS AND WOODLANDS USED FOR RESEARCH. BUT
DON’T LET THE SIZE FOOL YOU. NOBODY GETS LOST IN THE SHUFFLE. ALL CLEMSON FRESHMEN
ARE REQUIRED TO LIVE ON CAMPUS, AND SOME OPT TO STAY IN ONE OF 14 SPECIALIZED LIVING/LEARNING
COMMUNITIES, DESIGNED TO MEET INDIVIDUAL NEEDS AND INTERESTS. 6,500 STUDENTS LIVE IN CAMPUS
RESIDENCE HALLS AND APARTMENT COMPLEXES, ALL MINUTES FROM CLASS, AND SECONDS FROM FRIENDS.
AND CLEMSON TIGERS AREN’T LOST IN THE CLASSROOM, EITHER. OUR STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO IS 14
TO 1. THAT MEANS OUR AVERAGE CLASS SIZE OF 31 IS SMALL ENOUGH TO AFFORD YOU INDIVIDUALIZED
ATTENTION. AND YES, YOUR PROFESSOR WILL KNOW YOU BY NAME. EVEN IN OUR LARGER CLASSES, THERE
ARE SMALLER BREAKOUT SESSIONS THAT CAN GIVE YOU THE ONE ON ONE INSTRUCTION YOU WANT. AND
CLEMSON CLASSROOMS ARE STATE OF THE ART. WE WERE RECENTLY RECOGNIZED BY THE NATIONAL MEDIA
FOR SUCH INNOVATIONS AS OUR VIRTUAL LAPTOP ENVIRONMENT, AND SMART CLASSROOMS, WHERE TECHNOLOGY
IS INTEGRATED INTO OUR CLASSROOMS AND LABS.
TO ENHANCE THESE TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS, ALL CLEMSON STUDENTS ARE NOW REQUIRED TO HAVE
A LAPTOP COMPUTER. DETAILED INFORMATION AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT LAPTOP.CLEMSON.EDU.
A CLEMSON TIGER LEARNS FROM THE BEST. 86% OF CLEMSON FACULTY HOLD THE HIGHEST DEGREE
IN THEIR FIELD, AND ARE RECOGNIZED AROUND THE WORLD BY THE MANY AWARDS THEY HAVE RECEIVED
IN AREAS SUCH AS ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURE, HISTORY, AND MANAGEMENT. INTERNATIONAL IN
COMPOSITION, OUR FACULTY BRINGS A WORLD OF LEARNING INTO THE CLASSROOM, INVOLVING STUDENTS
EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. UNDERGRADUATES, FOR EXAMPLE, ROUTINELY PARTICIPATE IN GROUNDBREAKING
RESEARCH PROJECTS, EXPLORING EVERYTHING FROM SUSTAINABLE CROPS TO ROBOTICS. JUST HOW GROUNDBREAKING
IS ALL THIS RESEARCH? WITH ITS WORLD CLASS FACILITIES, CLEMSON RANKS IN THE TOP 5 IN
THE SOUTHEAST, AND AMONG THE TOP 20 RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS IN THE NATION IN GENERATING REVENUE
FROM SCIENTIFIC PATENTS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LICENSES. THIS OUTSTANDING FACULTY CHOSE CLEMSON
PRIMARILY BECAUSE OF THE CALIBER OF STUDENT WE ADMIT. MONEY MAGAZINE RATED OUR HONORS
PROGRAM AS ONE OF THE BEST AMONG STATE UNIVERSITIES.
THE CALHOUN HONORS COLLEGE PROGRAM ATTRACTS THE COUNTRY’S BRIGHTEST, WITH FRESHMAN SAT
CRITICAL READING AND MATHEMATICS SCORES HISTORICALLY AVERAGING IN EXCESS OF 1400. CALHOUN SCHOLARS
TAKE SMALL CLASSES THAT ENCOURAGE INDEPENDENT STUDY AND RESEARCH, AND ATTEND LECTURES AND
SEMINARS WITH SOME OF THE NATION’S MOST GIFTED THINKERS.
CLEMSON TIGERS KNOW THE VALUE OF THEIR EDUCATION. WHERE YOU SEE A CLEMSON GRADUATE, YOU SEE
A DEGREE THAT IS RESPECTED AROUND THE WORLD. NO WONDER SO MANY FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES CONDUCT
THEIR JOB INTERVIEWS WITH OUR SENIORS RIGHT HERE ON CAMPUS. NO WONDER KIPLINGER’S MAGAZINE
RANKS CLEMSON AMONG THE BEST EDUCATIONAL BUYS IN THE NATION, AND THE HIGHEST RANKED PUBLIC
UNIVERSITY IN SOUTH CAROLINA, CITING TOP QUALITY EDUCATION OFFERED AT REASONABLE PRICES.
A CLEMSON TIGER IS OUT OF THE ORDINARY. THE DIVERSITY OF AVAILABLE DEGREES HAS LED TO
A KALEIDOSCOPE OF CAREERS. FOR INSTANCE: ONE GRADUATE TURNED HIS LOVE OF ATHLETICS INTO
A CAREER PRODUCING PROGRAMS FOR NBC SPORTS, WHILE TWO OTHER GRADUATES PUT THEIR KNOW-HOW
TO WORK BUILDING AIRCRAFT FEATURED ON FOX NEWS AND THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL. OTHER ALUMNI
INCLUDE THE DESIGNER OF DISNEY’S TOWER OF TERROR RIDE, WINNERS OF AN ACADEMY AWARD FOR
THEIR COMPUTER ANIMATION WORK ON THE MOVIE THE GOLDEN COMPASS, A DIRECTOR OF ONE OF THE
NATION’S BEST ZOOS, A FAMOUS TELEVISION PERSONALITY, AND A FORMER US SENATOR, JUST
TO NAME A FEW. EVEN OUR TRADITIONAL CAREER PATHS WILL STIMULATE YOUR IMAGINATION. JUST
ASK THESE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS WHO DESIGN, BUILD, AND RACE THEIR OFF-ROAD
VEHICLES FOR OUR MINI BAJA RALLY, OR OUR CIVIL ENGINEERING STUDENTS WHO ANNUALLY DESIGN,
CONSTRUCT, AND PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL CONCRETE CANOE OR THE NATIONAL STUDENT STEEL
BRIDGE COMPETITIONS. OR FOUR OF OUR ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS WHO WERE SELECTED AS FINALISTS IN
AN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION TO DESIGN NEW PEDIATRIC CLINICS FOR EAST AFRICA. THESE HANDS-ON
COMPETITIONS GIVE STUDENTS TEAM-BUILDING SKILLS, MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES, AND EXPERIENCE THAT
ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO LEARN FROM TEXTBOOKS ALONE.
BUT IT’S NOT JUST THE DIVERSITY OF OUR DEGREES OR THE EXCELLENCE OF OUR EDUCATION THAT HAS
ALLOWED OUR GRADUATES TO DISCOVER THEMSELVES AND LEAD INTERESTING LIVES. IT’S ALSO CLEMSON’S
CENTURY-OLD TRADITION OF PLAYING AS HARD AS WE WORK.
A CLEMSON TIGER LIKES TO WIN! WE ARE A CHARTER MEMBER OF THE ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE, ONE
OF THE NATION’S MOST COMPETITIVE. OUR FOOTBALL TEAM HAS BEEN BOWL ELIGIBLE TEN STRAIGHT SEASONS.
THE BASEBALL TEAM HAS APPEARED IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT 21 OF THE LAST 22 SEASONS. THE
MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM HAS CELEBRATED MARCH MADNESS BY REACHING BOTH THE NCAA TOURNAMENT
AND THE FINALS OF THE ACC TOURNAMENT. WHILE OUR MEN’S SOCCER TEAM HAS HISTORICALLY WON
TWO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, OUR WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM HAS A GREAT TRADITION OF SUCCESS
BY REACHING THE NCAA TOURNAMENT 14 CONSECUTIVE YEARS. OUR WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL TEAM HAS SHOWN
RECENT SUCCESS BY FINISHING IN THE TOP 25, AND ITS COACH WAS NAMED THE ACC COACH OF THE
YEAR. OUR WOMEN’S TENNIS TEAM MADE ITS 5TH SWEET 16 APPEARANCE, AND OUR MEN’S GOLF
TEAM RECENTLY FINISHED 6TH IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS AS THEY TRIED TO REPEAT THE MAGIC
OF THEIR 2003 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. ALSO, OUR WOMEN’S ROWING TEAM WON THEIR FIRST
ACC CHAMPIONSHIP, AND FOLLOWED IT UP WITH THE VARSITY 4 BY WINNING A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.
WHEN YOU DO VISIT, CHECK OUT A GAME IN OUR NEWLY RENOVATED STADIUM, DEATH VALLEY, ONE
OF THE TEN LARGEST CAMPUS STADIUMS IN THE COUNTRY. BECAUSE WHEN YOU WATCH ONE OF OUR
TEN DIVISION I SPORTS FOR MEN, OR NINE FOR WOMEN, YOU’LL BETTER UNDERSTAND WHAT OUR
HIGHLY-CHARGED CAMPUS SPIRIT IS ALL ABOUT!
A CLEMSON TIGER STAYS ACTIVE. EVERY WEEK, STUDENTS WORK OUT IN AEROBIC CLASSES, PARTICIPATE
AS MEMBERS OF 35 CLUB SPORTS, AND COMPETE IN DIFFERENT INTRAMURAL ATHLETIC COMPETITIONS,
EVERYTHING FROM SAILING TO SOCCER, FENCING TO FITNESS. AND ALL FULL-TIME CLEMSON STUDENTS
BELONG TO FIKE RECREATION CENTER, COMPLETE WITH A ROCK CLIMBING WALL, A SUSPENDED TRACK,
STATE OF THE ART WORKOUT FACILITIES, AND SPECIALTY SERVICES SUCH AS PERSONAL TRAINING, NUTRITION
CONSULTATION, AND MASSAGE THERAPY THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR A SMALL FEE. AND IT’S NOT
JUST SPORTS THAT KEEP OUR STUDENTS GOING. CLEMSON OFFERS MORE THAN 300 STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS.
WHAT’S YOUR INTEREST? WRITING? BROADCASTING? YOU CAN WORK FOR ONE OF OUR FOUR AWARD- WINNING
PUBLICATIONS, OR OUR CAMPUS RADIO OR TV STATIONS. MUSIC? TRY EVERYTHING FROM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS
TO JAZZ ENSEMBLES, MARCHING BANDS TO ROCK GROUPS. DO YOU WANT TO BE A STAR? CLEMSON
SINGERS AND SYMPHONIC BAND HAVE APPEARED AT CARNEGIE HALL, AND OUR CLEMSON PLAYERS ARE
NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED. HOW ABOUT COMMUNITY SERVICE? OUR STUDENTS VOLUNTEER WITH MORE
THAN 50 SERVICE AGENCIES ANNUALLY, INCLUDING HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, WHICH RECOGNIZED CLEMSON
AS ITS NATIONAL CAMPUS CHAPTER OF THE YEAR. AND SOCIAL? ABOUT 24% OF OUR STUDENTS BELONG
TO ONE OF 24 FRATERNITIES AND 15 SORORITIES.
THEN THERE ARE THE CAMPUS-WIDE ACTIVITIES, FROM HOMECOMINGS TO HOT CONCERTS, ENTERTAINMENT
TO EXHIBITIONS. IN FACT, THERE’S SO MUCH GOING ON, THE UNIVERSITY HOSTS AN AVERAGE
OF TWO ORGANIZED ACTIVITIES EVERY DAY.
A CLEMSON TIGER LIKES IT AT THE TOP. SINCE BEING NAMED AS TIME MAGAZINE’S PUBLIC COLLEGE
OF THE YEAR SEVERAL YEARS AGO, CLEMSON HAS RECEIVED MANY OTHER NATIONAL DISTINCTIONS.
AMONG THOSE, US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT RANKED CLEMSON AS 22ND AMONG NATIONAL PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES,
THE ONLY SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL IN THE TOP 50. KIPLINGER’S RANKS CLEMSON 33RD AMONG
MORE THAN 500 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, ON THE BASIS OF QUALITY AND AFFORDABILITY. CLEMSON
HAS ALSO APPEARED ON INTEL’S MOST UNWIRED COLLEGE CAMPUSES LIST OF TOP SCHOOLS FOR WIRELESS
COMPUTING ACCESS, WHERE STUDENTS HAVE THE FREEDOM TO ACCESS THE INTERNET ON NOTEBOOK
PCS WITHOUT A TRADITIONAL WIRED CONNECTION. ON THE SUBJECT OF COMPUTERS, CLEMSON RANKS
IN THE TOP TEN SUPERCOMPUTING SITES, WITHIN ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE US UNIVERSITIES. KAPLAN
AND NEWSWEEK NOTED IN THEIR COLLEGE CATALOG THAT CLEMSON WAS AMONG THE NATION’S TOP
SCHOOLS THAT OFFER THE BEST TUITION VALUE, ARE ACADEMICALLY CHALLENGING, AND HAVE THE
BEST WEBSITES. AND THE PRINCETON REVIEW RANKS CLEMSON UNIVERSITY AMONG ITS SHORT LIST OF
AMERICA’S BEST COLLEGES WITH THE HAPPIEST STUDENTS.
A CLEMSON TIGER IS COMPETITIVE. APPLICANTS ARE EVALUATED ON THE BASIS OF HIGH SCHOOL
GRADES, CLASS STANDING, SAT OR ACT SCORES, AND INTENDED MAJOR. FRESHMEN APPLICANTS ARE
REQUIRED TO TAKE THE SAT OR THE ACT WITH THE WRITING PORTION. THE MIDDLE 50% RANGE FOR
FRESHMEN ON THE SAT (1) IN 2009 WAS 1150-1310, THE HIGHEST AMONG SOUTH CAROLINA’S PUBLIC
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. THE MIDDLE 50% ACT COMPOSITE SCORE RANGE FOR FRESHMAN IN
2009 WAS 25 TO 30. IN ADDITION, 45% GRADUATED IN THE TOP 10% OF THEIR HIGH SCHOOL CLASS,
69% IN THE TOP 20%, AND 97% WERE IN THE TOP 50% OF THEIR CLASS.
HERE’S HOW TO APPLY TO CLEMSON. IF YOU ARE A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR, OUR ELECTRONIC APPLICATION
IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.CLEMSON.EDU. YOU MAY SUBMIT THE APPLICATION DIRECTLY TO OUR ADMISSIONS
DATABASE, WITH THE APPLICATION FEE BEING PROCESSED VIA CREDIT CARD OR ELECTRONIC CHECK. THE SAT
OR ACT IS ALSO REQUIRED. CLEMSON DOES NOT REQUIRE THE SAT (2). FOR PRIORITY NOTIFICATION
, FRESHMEN ENTERING IN THE FALL ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY BY DECEMBER 1. DECISIONS ARE COMMUNICATED
TO MOST APPLICANTS BEGINNING IN MID FEBRUARY. THE DEADLINE FOR ADMISSION FOR JANUARY ENROLLMENT
IS DECEMBER 15. IF YOU ARE A JUNIOR, YOU CAN FILL OUT A PRELIMINARY APPLICATION ONLINE
AT ANY TIME DURING THE YEAR, AT WWW.CLEMSON.EDU/PROSPECTIVESTUDENTS. IF YOU SUBMIT A PRELIMINARY APPLICATION, YOU’LL
AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE A GUIDE TO OUR ONLINE APPLICATION IN SEPTEMBER OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR.
STUDENTS WHO TAKE THE SAT OR ACT IN THEIR JUNIOR YEAR ARE ENCOURAGED TO SEND THEIR OFFICIAL
SCORES. A SELECTED GROUP OF STUDENTS WITH OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS WILL BE OFFERED
CONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE BASED ON THEIR SCORE REPORT PROFILE. APPLICANTS CONSIDERED FOR
CONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE IN 2009 WERE IN THE TOP 10% OF THEIR CLASS AND SCORED 1230 AND
HIGHER ON THE CRITICAL READING AND MATHEMATICS PORTIONS OF THE SAT, OR 28 AND HIGHER ON THE
ACT.
IF YOUR SCHOOL OFFERS ADVANCED PLACEMENT, BETTER KNOWN AS AP COURSES, WE ENCOURAGE YOU
TO PARTICIPATE AND HAVE YOUR RESULTS FORWARDED TO US. THIS IS THE PRINCIPAL METHOD BY WHICH
YOU CAN BEGIN YOUR COLLEGE WORK WHILE YOU ARE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL. COLLEGE CREDIT IS
AWARDED FOR EVERY 3, 4, OR 5 YOU RECEIVE ON AN AP EXAM. MORE THAN HALF OF LAST YEAR’S
ENTERING FRESHMEN PARTICIPATED IN THE COLLEGE BOARD’S ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM, AND
MORE THAN 15,000 HOURS OF SEMESTER CREDIT WERE AWARDED. CLEMSON CONSISTENTLY RANKS AMONG
THE TOP SCHOOLS IN THE NATION WHO RECEIVE AP SCORES.
STUDENTS WHO ATTEND AN INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE, OR IB SCHOOL, ARE ALSO ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
FOR ADMISSION. CLEMSON RECOGNIZES THE ACADEMIC CHALLENGES INHERENT IN THE IB PROGRAM, AND
WILL TAKE THIS INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN MAKING ADMISSIONS DECISIONS. STUDENTS SCORING 4,
5, 6, OR 7 ON THE HIGHER LEVEL IB EXAMINATIONS ARE, IN MOST CASES, ELIGIBLE FOR COLLEGE CREDIT.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE TESTS, YOU MAY VISIT OUR WEBSITE, CONTACT THE ADMISSIONS
OFFICE, OR CHECK WITH YOUR HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE OFFICE.
EVEN IF YOU TAKE THE AP OR IB EXAMS, OR TAKE COURSES EQUIVALENT TO CLEMSON’S PREPARATORY
MATH CLASSES AT ANOTHER INSTITUTION, ALL ACCEPTED NEW STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE THE CLEMSON MATHEMATICS
PLACEMENT TEST PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR YOUR FIRST MATHEMATICS COURSE AT CLEMSON. INFORMATION
ABOUT THE TEST WILL BE MAILED TO YOU. IF YOU ARE A TRANSFER STUDENT, YOU SHOULD BE AWARE
THAT ADMISSION IS MODERATELY COMPETITIVE. TO BE CONSIDERED, CANDIDATES MUST HAVE COMPLETED
ONE YEAR OF COLLEGE STUDY WITH 30 SEMESTER HOURS, OR 45 QUARTER HOURS, A CUMULATIVE GRADE
POINT AVERAGE OF 2.5 OR HIGHER, ALTHOUGH 3.0 IS PREFERRED, AND ALL FRESHMAN LEVEL COURSES
IN ENGLISH, MATHEMATICS, AND SCIENCE FOR YOUR INTENDED MAJOR AT CLEMSON. ONCE YOU ARE READY
TO APPLY, YOU SHOULD USE OUR ONLINE PROCESS AND SUBMIT THE APPLICATION DIRECTLY TO OUR
ADMISSIONS DATABASE. A CREDIT CARD OR ELECTRONIC CHECK IS REQUIRED FOR YOUR APPLICATION FEE.
REMEMBER TO HAVE YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS SENT DIRECTLY TO THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS
FROM THE REGISTRAR OF EACH COLLEGE YOU HAVE ATTENDED. CLEMSON WILL NOTIFY YOU BY MAIL
WHEN WE RECEIVE YOUR APPLICATION, AND WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION
WHILE IT IS UNDER CONSIDERATION.
EVEN IN THESE TIMES OF INCREASING COLLEGE COSTS, CLEMSON IS STILL CONSIDERED A GOOD
BUY IN HIGHER EDUCATION, AND OUR COSTS ARE COMPARABLE TO SIMILAR PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES
IN THE SOUTHEAST. SMARTMONEY MAGAZINE RANKS THE UNIVERSITY #8 IN TERMS OF STUDENT’S
RETURN ON INVESTMENT, AND KIPLINGER’S RANKS CLEMSON #34 AMONG THE TOP 100 BEST VALUES
IN PUBLIC COLLEGES FOR 2009.
EVERY YEAR, THE UNIVERSITY AWARDS MORE THAN $180 MILLION IN FINANCIAL AID TO MORE THAN
14,000 STUDENTS. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE MAY BE IN THE FORM OF LOANS, GRANTS, EMPLOYMENT,
SCHOLARSHIPS, OR WAIVERS. AFTER WE RECEIVE YOUR ADMISSIONS APPLICATION, A FINANCIAL AID
INFORMATION PACKET WILL BE SENT IN JANUARY TO YOU FROM OUR OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL
AID. DEADLINES PASS QUICKLY, SO MAKE PLANS TO APPLY EARLY. YOU SHOULD ALSO KNOW THAT
CLEMSON OFFERS TWO- AND FOUR-YEAR ARMY AND AIR FORCE ROTC PROGRAMS. SELECTED ROTC STUDENTS
RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS, WHICH PAY FOR TUITION AND BOOKS. IN ADDITION, PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE
A MONTHLY TAX-FREE ALLOWANCE. ONCE ENROLLED, CLEMSON STUDENTS CAN EARN COMMISSIONS AS MILITARY
OFFICERS ALONG WITH THEIR COLLEGE DIPLOMA. FRESHMEN WHO ARE ACCEPTED TO CLEMSON WILL
AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE AN ON-CAMPUS HOUSING APPLICATION PACKET. BESIDES THE CLEMSON HOUSE,
WE HAVE 24 CAMPUS RESIDENCE HALLS AND 4 APARTMENT COMPLEXES. MOST ROOMS ARE CARPETED; ALL ARE
AIR-CONDITIONED, AND LOCATED WITHIN A TEN MINUTE WALK TO MOST CLASSROOM BUILDINGS.
TRANSFER STUDENTS MAY CHOOSE TO LIVE ON CAMPUS IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE. HOWEVER, THERE ARE
MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO LIVE OFF CAMPUS, ONLY A SHORT DISTANCE AWAY.
A CLEMSON TIGER LIKES TO BE INFORMED. WHILE DVDS AND BROCHURES ARE A START TO LEARNING
MORE ABOUT CLEMSON, NOTHING BEATS A PERSONAL VISIT. BY AUTOMOBILE, CLEMSON IS ABOUT TWO
HOURS FROM ATLANTA, GA, OR CHARLOTTE, NC. AMTRAK’S LEGENDARY SOUTHERN CRESCENT ALSO
STOPS IN CLEMSON, AND THE GREENVILLE/SPARTANBURG AIRPORT IS LESS THAN AN HOUR AWAY. PLEASE
PLAN TO VISIT OUR CAMPUS IN THE NEAR FUTURE. THE CLASS OF 1944 VISITORS’ CENTER IS THE
FRONT DOOR TO OUR CAMPUS, AND OFFERS A VARIETY OF INFORMATIONAL SERVICES, INCLUDING GUIDED
TOURS, AUDIOVISUALS, GENERAL REFERRAL INFORMATION, DEPARTMENTAL CONTACTS, AND PUBLICATIONS ABOUT
THE UNIVERSITY AND THE SURROUNDING AREA. SPEAK WITH OUR STUDENTS, OR WITH ONE OF MORE THAN
113,000 ACTIVE ALUMNI. THEY WILL TELL YOU BEING A CLEMSON TIGER ISN'T JUST FOR FOUR
YEARS, IT’S FOR A LIFETIME.