Clemson University
201 Sikes Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
(864) 656-2287
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Clemson University was established in 1889 as Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina. The university has a student body of nearly 20,000. In 2012, the U.S. News & World Report ranked the university 25th on its list of the top public schools and 7th among up-and-coming schools. Clemson University’s online graduate engineering programs were recognized for their strength in faculty credentials and training, student engagement and accreditation, and student services and technology.

Programs Offered

Clemson University has a range of programs available at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate levels. Potential areas of study include agricultural education, animal and veterinary sciences, biochemistry, business administration, communication studies, computer information systems, economics, education, and food science. Online programs are also available to suit the educational needs of working adults and other non-traditional students. Areas of study for online learners include engineering, biological sciences, construction science management, human resource development, youth development, and public administration.


Clemson University has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1927. The university’s dietetics, nursing, art and design, teacher education, and nursing programs hold specialized accreditations from industry-relevant organizations.


Students interested in enrolling at Clemson University need to submit their application for admission online, official high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and pay a $50 application fee. Letters of recommendation are strongly encouraged. In 2010, Clemson University admitted 58% of its undergraduate applicants and enrolled 31% of them. For more information about the application process for transfer, international, or graduate students, please contact an admissions advisor or review the material listed on the school’s website.

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