ACADEMICS: Clemson champions all of its students to excel in the classroom
Clemson is a not just a champion on the football field – it champions all of its students to excel in the classroom and at life
The proof is in the stats. To name just a few: Clemson has been ranked one of the top public colleges in the nation by Kiplinger, the Princeton Review, and U.S. News & World Report. The honors college has been ranked one of the top 10 in the nation, the College of Business has been cited for having one of the top undergraduate degree programs, the graduate program in architecture has been named among the nation’s best, Clemson Online has been ranked one of the best online college programs – and all of those accolades came in the last five months.
The university’s students can select from approximately 80 undergraduate degree programs and 110 graduate degree programs where they will enjoy an unparalleled classroom environment from the new design center in Charleston to the revolutionary Watt Family Innovation Center to the premier automotive research, innovation and educational enterprise in the world, CU-ICAR – and dozens of other cutting-edge facilities on campus and at seven off-campus research centers in South Carolina and educational programs in Charleston; Genoa, Italy; Brussels; and the island of Dominica.
Located in a college-town setting, Clemson boasts its own 17,500-acre experimental forest, is home to the 295-acre South Carolina Botanical Garden and sits on the shores of Hartwell Lake, one of the Southeast’s most popular recreation sites.
The quality of life coupled with unparalleled educational opportunities has elevated Clemson to the top of national student polls time after time. For instance, results of one of the most recent polls revealed:
- 92 percent of seniors would choose Clemson if they could start their college career over again.
- 95 Percent of seniors who have taken part in an internship, a research project, study abroad or other student engagement opportunity.
- 46 percent of Clemson seniors have or plan to work on a research project with a professor outside of what’s required.
All students are motivated to reach for greatness by faculty who are second-to-none. The honors our teachers have accumulated could pile to the Moon, with just a couple of recent examples being presented to two of our English professors, one of our first-year faculty members and one of our history professors.