|Endowment:||$383. The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point A public university is a University that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government as opposed to private universities. A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested 5M USD|
|President:||James F. University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Barker|
|Location:||Clemson, SC, United States|
|Campus:||Rural, 17,000 acres (69 km²)|
|Colors:||Burnt Orange |
|Athletics:||NCAA Division I ACC|
19 varsity teams
Clemson University is a public, coeducational, land-grant, research university located in Clemson, South Carolina, United States. A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described Clemson is a city in Anderson and Pickens counties in the US state of South Carolina. South Carolina ( is a state in the southern region ( Deep South) of the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Rural areas can be large and isolated (also referred to as "the country" and/or "the countryside over the course of time The acre is a unit of Area in a number of different systems including the imperial and U School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common The tiger ( Panthera tigris) is a member of the Felidae family the largest and the most powerful of the four " Big cats quot in the Genus The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC is a collegiate athletic league in the United States. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Mixed-sex education, (or just Mixed education) also known as Coeducation, is the integrated education to males and females at the same school facilities A land grant is a gift of Real estate - land or privileges - made by a government or other authority as a Reward for services Research is defined as Human activity based on Intellectual application in the investigation of Matter. A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects Clemson is a city in Anderson and Pickens counties in the US state of South Carolina. South Carolina ( is a state in the southern region ( Deep South) of the United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
Founded in 1889, the University is academically divided into five colleges: Architecture, Arts and Humanities; Business and Behavioral Sciences; Engineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development; Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. The term architecture (from Greek αρχιτεκτονικήarchitektoniki) can be used to mean a process a profession or documentation The arts is a broad subdivision of Culture, composed of many expressive disciplines. The humanities are academic disciplines which study the Human condition, using methods that are primarily Analytic, Critical, or Speculative A business (also called firm or an enterprise) is a legally recognized organizational entity designed to provide goods and/or services to Behavioural science (or Behavioral science) is a term that encompasses all the disciplines that explore the activities of and interactions among Organisms in the natural Engineering is the Discipline and Profession of applying technical and scientific Knowledge and Science (from the Latin scientia, meaning " Knowledge " or "knowing" is the effort to discover, and increase human understanding Health is a state of complete physical mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity Education encompasses both the Teaching and Learning of Knowledge, proper conduct, and technical competency Agriculture refers to the production of goods through the growing of plants and fungi and the raising of domesticated Animals The study of agriculture Forestry is the Art and Science of managing forests tree Plantations and related Natural resources. Foundations of modern biology There are five unifying principles 
The University currently enrolls more than 17,000 students from across all 50 states and 89 countries. 
Clemson University is located in upstate South Carolina in Pickens County just north of Interstate 85 and Anderson, South Carolina, along the shores of Lake Hartwell. Pickens County is a County located in the US state of South Carolina. Interstate 85 (I-85 is an Interstate highway in the southeastern United States. Anderson is a city in and the County seat of Anderson County, South Carolina, United States. Lake Hartwell is an artificial Lake bordering Georgia and South Carolina on the Savannah, Tugaloo, and Seneca Rivers The University is located just outside of the greater Greenville area and is approximately two hours away from Atlanta, Georgia, Charlotte, North Carolina and Columbia. Greenville is a mid-sized city located in the upstate of South Carolina. Columbia is the state capital and largest city in the US state of South Carolina. Clemson is situated in South Carolina's foothills, where excellent vistas of the rising Blue Ridge Mountains in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia abound. The Blue Ridge, or Blue Ridge Mountains, is a physiographic province of the larger Appalachian division South Carolina ( is a state in the southern region ( Deep South) of the United States of America. North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule
Clemson University operates a research park off Interstate 85 and is currently constructing its Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research center in Greenville, also off Interstate 85. The university has extension offices in every county in South Carolina as a public service in its furtherance of its founding goals as an agricultural institution.
The city of Clemson is served by the Clemson Area Transit bus system, as well as the Amtrak's Crescent line running through Clemson's train station right off Highways 28, 76, and 123. Clemson Area Transit is the largest Zero-fare ("free" bus line in the United States in terms of ridership The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Doing business as Amtrak, is a Government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971 The Crescent is a passenger Train operated by Amtrak in the eastern part of the United States. The Clemson Amtrak Station, located in Clemson South Carolina, is served by the Crescent passenger train Oconee County Airport is located adjacent to the university's campus and is the closest public-use airport to the campus (as well as the home of the Clemson Flying Club and Dixie Skydivers), with Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport offering commercial airline service only an hour away. Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, also known as GSP International Airport or Roger Milliken Field, is a public Airport located in
Thomas Green Clemson, the University's founder, came to the Foothills of South Carolina in 1838, when he married Anna Maria Calhoun, daughter of South Carolina statesman, John C. Thomas Green Clemson IV ( July 1, 1807 &ndash April 6, 1888) was an American Politician and Statesman, serving Calhoun. When Thomas Clemson died on April 6, 1888, he left most of his estate in his will to be used to establish a college that would teach scientific agriculture and the mechanical arts to South Carolinians. Clemson's decision was largely influenced by Benjamin Tillman. Benjamin Ryan Tillman ( August 11, 1847 &ndash July 3, 1918) was an American politician who served as Governor of South Carolina Clemson University founder Thomas Green Clemson directed in his will in 1888 that the University be modeled after Mississippi A&M. Mississippi State University is a Land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, United States, in the town of Starkville and Tillman strongly lobbied the state legislature to create Clemson as an agricultural institution for the state and in the end, the resolution to accept Clemson's gift and create the institution passed by only one vote. The South Carolina General Assembly, also called the South Carolina Legislature, is the state legislature of the U
In November 1889, Governor Richardson signed the bill, thus establishing the Clemson Agricultural College. John Peter Richardson III ( September 25, 1831 July 6, 1899) was Democratic Governor of South Carolina from 1886 to 1890 As a result, federal funds for agricultural education were transferred from South Carolina College to Clemson. This article is about the University of South Carolina in Columbia See Hatch Act of 1887 and Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act. The Hatch Act of 1887 (ch 314, enacted 1887-03-02, et seq gave federal land grants to states in order to create a series of agricultural experiment stations,
Clemson Agricultural College formally opened in July 1893 with an initial enrollment of 446. From its beginning, the college was an all-white male military school. Clemson remained this way until 1955 when it changed to "civilian" status for students and became a coeducational institution. In 1963, Clemson admitted its first African-American student, Harvey Gantt. Harvey B Gantt (born 1943 in Charleston South Carolina) is an architect and Politician.  In 1964, the college was renamed Clemson University as the state legislature formally recognized the school's expanded academic offerings and research pursuits. 
|College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences||2,911|
|College of Arts, Architecture, and Humanities||2,431|
|College of Business and Behavioral Sciences||4,357|
|College of Engineering and Science||4,581|
|College of Health, Education, and Human Development||3,156|
|Calhoun Honors College|
The Carnegie Foundation classifies it as more selective, while Clemson admitted less than 55% of those who applied to be Freshmen in 2006.   When admitting Freshmen, the university places emphasis on the rigor of high school study and scores on standardized tests, SAT or ACT. The SAT Reasoning Test (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test) is a standardized test for College admissions in the The ACT is a standardized achievement Examination for college admissions in the United States produced by ACT Inc Clemson also considers class rank, extracurricular activities, and an optional personal statement. The average incoming freshman had a combined SAT score of 1200 and a high school weighted GPA of 3. In Education, a grade (or mark is a teacher's standardized Evaluation of a Student 's work 99 in 2006. 
Clemson is home to The Calhoun Honors College, which is designed to offer academic diversity to gifted undergraduates and to provide for an atmosphere of a "higher seminary of learning" that Thomas Green Clemson outlined in his will within the large University.
Admission to the college is by application to freshman as well as to any student beyond freshman year. Admission to the college is based on a combination of standardized test scores, high school GPA, and leadership and extracurricular activities. A GPA of at least 3. 4 is required for applicants to the college after their freshman year. Members of the honors college are permitted to live in the honors-only dorm, Holmes Hall, and are granted a variety of other benefits including complementary copies of the New York Times and free tickets to on-campus cultural events.
The Clemson National Scholars Program is the institution's top academic recruiting scholarship, offering a full tuition and fees scholarship plus a laptop, 5-week study abroad in the UK, along with other learning and travel opportunities. The NSP selection process is highly competitive, with approximately 15 scholarships offered out of over 12,000 applicants to Clemson each year.
The University has recently undertaken an endeavor to become a "Top 20" public institution, undergoing a process of enhancing its graduate programs while continuing to emphasize the quality of the undergraduate experience. The initiative has led to increased faculty compensation, higher graduation rates, and higher incoming student SAT averages. The University has steadily moved up the rankings from 34, to 30, to 27 in 2005, 2006, and 2007 respectively: according to the U. S. News and World Report. As part of its push to enhance graduate-level education, several new Ph.D. programs have been created including interdisciplinary doctoral programs in Rhetorics and in Environmental Design and Planning. "PhD" redirects here for other uses see PhD (disambiguation. Also noteworthy is a new master's degree in historic preservation, jointly offered in collaboration with the College of Charleston. The College of Charleston (C of C is a public, Sea-grant, and Space-grant university located in historic downtown Charleston South Carolina
The university's currently most ambitious academic and research endeavor is the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR).  ICAR is a 250 acre (1 km²) automotive and motorsports research campus located in nearby Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville is a mid-sized city located in the upstate of South Carolina. ICAR will include a graduate school offering Master's and Doctoral degrees in automotive engineering, and offering programs focused on systems integration. The campus also includes an Information Technology Research Center being developed by BMW. ( BMW) (Bavarian Motor Works is an independent German automobile manufacturer founded in 1916 BMW, Microsoft, IBM, Bosch, Timken and Michelin are all major corporate partners of the ICAR center. Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational Computer technology Corporation, which rose to dominate the Home computer International Business Machines Corporation abbreviated IBM and nicknamed "Big Blue", is a multinational Computer Technology Robert Bosch GmbH is a German diversified technology-based corporation which was started in 1886 by Robert Bosch in Stuttgart Germany. The Timken Company ( is a major manufacturer of Tapered roller bearings and specialty steels located in Canton, Ohio. Michelin (full name SCA Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) ( based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne Région Private-sector companies that have committed so far to establishing offices and/or facilities on the campus include the Society of Automotive Engineers and Timken. SAE International (SAE is a professional organization for mobility engineering professionals in the Aerospace, Automotive, and commercial Vehicle industries Plans for the campus also include a full-scale, four-vehicle capacity rolling-road model wind tunnel.
Clemson also recently established the Restoration Institute whose mission is to "advance knowledge in integrative approaches to the restoration of historic, ecological, and urban infrastructure resources. " The institute will be located in North Charleston and subsume the Hunley Commission that is currently undertaking the stabilization of the Hunley, the world's first submarine to sink a ship. History Hunley and two earlier submarines were privately developed and paid for by Horace Lawson Hunley, James McClintock, and Baxter Watson
|U.S. News & World Report||# 67||National Universities|
(out of 262 institutions; # 27 out of 164 public institutions)
|The Scientist magazine||# 3||Places to work in academia (#1 among academic institutions) |
Clemson offers club, intramural, and varsity sports. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D The Clemson Tigers are any team that represents Clemson University as a member of the NCAA 's Division I or in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast The University's 19 varsity men and women's sports teams compete in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference of the NCAA's Division I as the Clemson Tigers. The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC is a collegiate athletic league in the United States. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States The tiger ( Panthera tigris) is a member of the Felidae family the largest and the most powerful of the four " Big cats quot in the Genus The most prominent athletics facilities on campus are Memorial Stadium, Littlejohn Coliseum, Doug Kingsmore Stadium, Historic Riggs Field, and Fike Recreation Center. Frank Howard Field at Memorial Stadium, popularly known as Death Valley, is home to the Clemson University Tigers a NCAA Division I-A football JC Littlejohn Coliseum, usually known as Littlejohn Coliseum, is a 10325-seat multi-purpose Arena in Clemson South Carolina. Doug Kingsmore Stadium (known prior to 2003 officially as Beautiful Tiger Field and still known as that to many Clemson fans is a Stadium in Clemson South Riggs Field is a 6500-capacity Soccer-specific stadium located in Clemson South Carolina. Fike Recreation Center, originally known as Clemson Field House, is an on-campus recreation facility at Clemson University in Clemson South Carolina Clemson has won 4 national championships including football (1981), 2 in men's soccer (1984 & 1987), and men's golf (2003). 
Clemson's Greek system is somewhat different from other large universities in the southern United States in that there are no Greek houses on campus. There are residence halls designated for fraternities and sororities, but there are no traditional Greek houses on Clemson's campus. The Fraternity Quad on campus (consisting of 6 fraternity halls) has recently undergone a major renovation and is certified by the U. S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ( LEED) Green Building Rating System developed by the U Clemson is about to undertake a major central campus reconstruction program that will include all-new sorority housing. Currently, just over 20% of students participate in Greek organizations. 
Although Clemson became a coeducational civilian institution in 1955, the university still maintains an active military presence. The university is home to detachments for Army and Air Force ROTC. ROTC links here For other uses see ROTC (disambiguation A Reserve Officers' Training Corps ( ROTC) ROTC produces officers in all branches In addition to students from Clemson, these detachments also serve students from Anderson University, Southern Wesleyan University, and Tri-County Technical College. Southern Wesleyan University is a four-year and graduate Christian college with its main campus in the town of Central South Carolina. The following organizations are present among the two ROTC programs:
Clemson's AAS squadron was selected to be home of Arnold Air Society's National Headquarters for the 2005-2006 year, and again for the 2006-2007 year. This is the first time is AAS's history that any university has served as National HQ two years in a row. 
The C-4 Pershing Rifles have won the national drill meet six times: 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2008.  Company C-4 also does color guard at home football games.
Clemson University's Air Force ROTC Detachment 770 "Flyin' Tigers" was selected as the #1 medium-sized Air Force ROTC detachment in the nation for 2006 (the "High Flight" and "Right of Line" awards), #1 Detachment in the Southeast in 2006 (medium-sized) and 2007 (large-sized), and #1 in the state of South Carolina three consecutive years (2005, 2006, and 2007).
Students tend to socialize off campus in downtown Clemson. Clemson is a city in Anderson and Pickens counties in the US state of South Carolina. Downtown Clemson is located adjacent to the University's campus, and students on campus are within walking distance to restaurants, bars, cafes, and shopping. Greenville is about 30 minutes away and is a popular destination for many students on the weekends. Greenville is a mid-sized city located in the upstate of South Carolina.
Lake Hartwell and the near-by Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina and North Carolina offer students many outdoor recreational activities like boating, rafting, kayaking, skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking and backpacking. Lake Hartwell is an artificial Lake bordering Georgia and South Carolina on the Savannah, Tugaloo, and Seneca Rivers The Blue Ridge, or Blue Ridge Mountains, is a physiographic province of the larger Appalachian division Boating, the leisurely activity of traveling by Boat typically refers to the Recreational use of boats whether Power boats sail boats, or Rafting or whitewater rafting is a challenging recreational activity utilizing a Raft to navigate a River or other bodies of water Kayaking is the use of a Kayak for moving across water Kayaking is generally differentiated from Canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of Snow skiing is a group of sports utilizing Skis as primary equipment Rock climbing is a Sport in which participants climb up or across natural rock formations or man-made rock walls with the goal of reaching the Mountain biking entails the Sport of riding Bicycles off-road often over rough terrain whether riding specially equipped Mountain bikes or hybrid road bikes The word 'hiking' is understood in all English-speaking countries but there are differences in usage Backpacking (in US tramping, trekking, or bushwalking in other countries combines Hiking and camping in a single